The Mayfair is based on a timepiece originally made in France, an elegant design popularly referred to as the ‘Great Wheel’. During the Victorian period these skeleton clocks became very fashionable, particularly due to their prominence at the Great Exhibition in 1851. The simplicity of the movement is achieved by omitting a wheel and making compensating changes to the gear train. The handmade fusee movement is available with a choice of gold or rhodium plated finishes.
“Used in antique spring-powered mechanical watches and clocks, a fusee (from the French fusée: wire wound around a spindle) is a cone-shaped pulley with a helical groove around it, wound with a cord or chain which is attached to the mainspring barrel. Fusees were used as early as the 15th century to the early 20th century to improve timekeeping by equalizing the uneven pull of the mainspring as it ran down.” (from WIkipedia)
Made in England
14-day, polished visible mechanism
Pendulum escapement, Fusee drive
Jeweled and ball-bearing pivots
Solid mahogany hand polished base with fine curl veneers and key drawer
Crystal glass mitred canopy to protect the movement
White enamel finish dial with Roman numerals and fine blue lacquered Breguet style hands
Serial numbered movement with Certificate of Authenticity
Bespoke finish combinations available on request
Mahogany finish presentation travel case
A Comitti Original!
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