Masters of fancy-schmancy clocks, Comitti, presented their rhodium-plated ‘Grasshopper’ clock at the recent Baselworld.
The Grasshopper Clock is based on the first marine chronometer made by the world’s most famous clock maker, John Harrison (1693 – 1776).
His marine timepieces made it possible for seafarers to navigate accurately for the first time and can be viewed at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, London.
Comitti’s solid brass English fusee movement is handmade and the clock features the “grasshopper escapement” operated by two inter-linked balances that compensated for the motion of a ship.
The movement is hand made from solid brass, polished and rhodium plated. Dials on the clock have an enamel finish and the time is indicated by fine Breguet hands.
Seconds are indicated by the scale above the clock face.
The plinth is available in numerous options: black lacquer or fiber veneered base with a high gloss finish, mahogany or chinoiserie.