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Ugears Sky Watcher Tourbillon Table Clock Kit

Ugears Sky Watcher Tourbillon Table Clock Kit

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Ugears Sky Watcher Tourbillon Table Clock Kit – A new wooden gear clock  an ingenious puzzle and DIY clock mechanism  time piece By Ugears that you can build yourself, time travel on a cosmic scale a fascinating  clock combination of a celestial sky observatory and a functional table clock!  Now the challenge is yours, to build this amazing kit and, bring the clock  to life, and become a timelord 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 horology a tourbillon is a mechanism that constantly rotates the balance wheel, balance spring and escapement while the movement is running. This is done to counter the affect of Earth's gravity on the isochronal properties of the balance wheel and spring. to increase accuracy. The tourbillon was invented by Breguet in 1795 and patented in 1801. 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 the CSIRO Observatory Parkes N.S.W Australia.

The Sky Watcher tourbillon mechanism has three axes of rotation: around the vertical axis of the clock, horizontal axis of the clock, and relative to the central axis of the inner sphere. The wind-up clock operates based on the accumulation of potential energy in a flat spring, and the metered release of this energy. 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. Additional interest is created by having the time display placed on reels. The minute reel rotates smoothly with the progress of the tourbillon, while the hour reel marks the passage of time with a percussive mechanism.


Mechanical adventure awaits when you order your Sky Watcher Tourbillon Table Clock, . This model kit is definitely not for beginners, but will prove a delightful challenge for more experienced modellers. When assembling your Tourbillon Table Clock, the complexity of the mechanism must be taken into account. Remember, to keep accurate time, your clock requires lubrication and a neat, tidy assembly. Thanks to a balance wheel, the model allows for adjustments to its timekeeping whether the clock is running fast or slow, and of course you can set the current time on the display by turning the reels: minutes first, then hours. Your Sky Watcher clock comes with detailed, illustrated instructions in 11 languages (English, German, Ukrainian, French, Polish, Spanish, Russian, Japan, Italian, Chinese and Korean). 

The Sky Watcher Tourbillon Table Clock from Ugears will make a handsome, fascinating addition to any home or office space. a sure conversation piece. It's also a great gift idea. Give this DIY clock kit as a holiday or birthday gift to your favourite hobbyist and present them with a wonderful challenge, or you could also present a completed Ugears 3D puzzle clock made by yourself,, as a special gift to a loved one, giving them a unique, handcrafted piece of art and engineering in which you have invested your time and talents.

The Sky Watcher Tourbillon Table Clock will appeal to night sky watchers, star gazers, amateur astronomers, horologists, clock and watch enthusiasts, experienced model builders,  and anyone who appreciates superior design or a DIY challenge

Model size: 30.5*18*16.5 cm
Number of components: 338
Estimated time for assembly: 15 hours

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