handcrafted by woodandroot
This big wall clock Automaton Tourbillon is made of several layers of wood, woodstained and painted high quality acrylic paint and a piece of acrylic mirror. The front elements of the clock are decorated with detailed and intricate engraving. Stainless steel elements and copper coated screws are used in the construction of this clock model.
While making the design of a new clock we were inspired by a tourbillon, which is an addition to the mechanics of a watch escapement. Developed around 1795 and patented by the French-Swiss watchmaker Abraham-Louis Breguet on June 26, 1801, a tourbillon aims to counter the effects of gravity by mounting the escapement and balance wheel in a rotating cage, to negate the effect of gravity when the timepiece is stuck in a certain position. By continuously rotating the entire balance wheel/escapement assembly at a slow rate (typically about one revolution per minute), the tourbillon averages out positional errors.
The hands motion is complemented by the movement of 4 gears each of which is an AA battery operated. The mirror on the background adds some volume to the clock and amplifies the movement effect, transforming the clock into a kinetic installation.
Upon request the clock can be personalized with a text engraving, which will neatly supplement the look of the clock face.
Clock size 31x31 cm / 12x12 in
We use FedEx for fast express delivery.
*AA batteries are not included**the clock hands can slightly differ from those you see on the pictures
*** I also remind you that in some countries (European Union, UK, Canada, etc.) you will need to pay government customs duties. If this amount was not included in the invoice at the time of ordering, you may need to pay it upon receipt.
Pavel and Zhenia
woodandroot project was founded summer 2012 in moscow, russia. at that very time we chose materials we like and trends we wish to follow. we respected things with their own history which were discovered on flea markets all around the world.we were attracted to peculiar driftwood thrown out on salty ocean beaches. roots and branches of hurricane blown trees in eurasian greenwood and tropical jungles. each of these wood pieces had its own story that belonged to a certain place.
when we made a light or an interior item we made it alive again by opening a new page of its existence. we cannot imagine our life without travelling. why waiting a holiday or a weekend to go somewhere?! so work that is tightly knit with wandering and exploring the world became the keynote of our story.
together with this notion the idea of production mobility was born. we can work anywhere practically under any conditions.mobility is inextricably linked with lack of unnecessary things and thoughts. this concept grew out into interest of happy life in ultra compact spaces of vans, tiny houses and tents. while exploring new spheres we became interested in modern technologies like cnc machining and microcontrollers which help to create not only practical things for life but kinetic and light installations for the soul.
Zhenia and Pavel
We are doing our best to ship it asap!Though usually we ship the items in 4-10 business days.
- Europe 14-30 days*
- North America 20-35 days*
If there are some MAJOR HOLIDAYS - the shipping time can be twice long.When you receive your order, if you are not happy with your purchase please contact us and we’ll try our best to work it out for you. However the buyer is expected to pay for any shipping charges for returns. Please make sure you ship it by air otherwise return shipping can take too long!
If the item doesn`t arrive after the control period mentioned above we make a refund.If you have any questions feel free to ask .
*- Delivery delays are possible during the epidemic COVID-19