TOURBILLION TABLE CLOCK UGEARS SKY WATCHER
With a nod to Isaac Newton, we present the Sky Watcher Tourbillon Table Clock, a fascinating combination of imaginative celestial observatory and functional table clock!
For years, Ugears fans around the world clamored for us to create a functional wooden clock model. Together with the gravity powered, wall-mounted Aero Clock, and now the spring-loaded Tourbillon Table Clock, we have doubly delivered! Clocks are complex mechanisms. We bet you never thought you could build your own clock out of wood, and have it keep accurate time! But with Ugears models, you become a creative partner in an amazing mechanical adventure. To create this amazing DIY clock made out of natural wood, our designers and engineers solved complex problems of friction, gearing, tooth strength, torsion of the clock body and tourbillon axles under spring load. Now the challenge is yours, to build it, 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. This is true of the Sky Watcher Tourbillon Table Clock from Ugears, where the sphere of the tourbillon has been styled to resemble a large telescope observatory scanning the celestial sphere, like those at Mauna Kea in Hawaii. Perhaps it is creating a map of the heavens? Conducting infrared studies? Or maybe searching for new planets or signs of intelligent life?
- Model size: 12*7.1*6.5 in (30.5*18*16.5 cm)
- Package size: 14.9*6.7*1.8 in (37.8*17*4.5 cm)
- Number of components: 338
- Estimated time of assembly: 15 hours
- Level: Advanced