Skeleton clocks are among some of the most fascinating clocks of all time. This is a clock whose fretted out frame and the deliberate absence of protective case safe for glass displays its innermost workings. Talk of raw beauty at its best.
Such is the beauty that has consistently won the hearts of the finest clock makers as it gives them the opportunity to show off their skill without hiding any detail. Makers from France are particularly known to have developed unique passion for skeleton clocks. Could it be because the clocks attracted wealthy customers who found a fine way to make a statement about their status?
There are many examples that prove this assertion. The Duke of Lorraine, for instance, owned a wonderful skeleton clock made by Sarton. The clocks dial swings forth and back, letting you see it clearly whenever you are in the room. Other rich examples include the flameless glass plated versions which can run for six months just on a single winding. There are others that show more things like date, month, age, moons, sunrise, sunset, current time in other locations worldwide, and yes, even the equation of time which is basically the difference between our time and the sun's time.
A nice skeleton clock is a joyful wonder to behold - and we have them all here at clockshoppes.com. Choose from a rich selection full of beautiful types such as L'epee La Tour Noire, Hermle Barkingside Mantel Clock with Mechanical Skeleton movement or the Hermle Stuttgart Mechanical Skeleton Wall Clock all with skeleton movement.
These gear clocks are simply more than clocks - they are undeniably great pieces of art. Our selection is equally elegant just as those of yesteryear. The same elegance and style still lives on with the same intentional exposure of the springs, wheels and gears within the movement - a bold showcase of class that will never age.