Quinquagenarius

January 11th, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Not long ago I was approached to create a mechanical clock that would commemorate a client’s 50th birthday. He wanted something similar to an earlier piece I made called “Mechanical No.6”. This is what I have so far. A clock-in-the-works titled “Quinquagenarius” which is a classical latin word meaning “fifty years old”.

I decided to use several pieces of layered metal for the dials and some of the decorative extremities in order to create a nice amount of depth. The center window in the smaller dial is where the escapement will be ticking away and there will be an attached hand counting off the seconds.

All of the pieces of metal are cut and the gear train is finished. Now it’s time to start making lots and lots of screws and assembling everything.

Stay tuned & Thanks for visiting the site!

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