Now you can build your own clock, bring it to life, and become the clockmaker in your own steampunk universe.
The standout feature of this functional and beautiful wooden model table clock is the rotating tourbillon that sits on top.
In wrist and pocket watches, a tourbillon mechanism helps increase accuracy by counteracting the effects of gravity when the watch is stationary.
By seating the escape and balance wheel within a rotating cage, slight errors in timekeeping introduced by the force of gravity are averaged out.
In table clocks and wall-mounted clocks, a tourbillon often serves a more decorative purpose.
When the model is fully wound it can power the timepiece for approximately 2-3 hours, sufficient for long observation of the mesmerizing mechanism, or to provide a pleasant background ticking clock sound and visual diversion for a period of work or rest.
Model size: 12*7.1*6.5 in (30.5*18*16.5 cm)
Number of components: 338
Estimated time for assembly: 15 hours