Contained in the Chelsea Ship’s Bell Clock

Contained in the Chelsea Ship’s Bell Clock

Right here’s a contemporary have a look at what’s on the within of our Ship’s Bell clock — a century-old mechanical timepiece that we’ve been crafting by hand, the identical manner, since 1900.

Though we’ve been making mechanical timepieces the old style manner for over a century, today our engineers use cutting-edge expertise to create the blueprints for our designs. Each single element we manufacture — irrespective of how tiny — is digitally rendered to its precise specs utilizing particular software program. One-hundred-percent accuracy is vital, in order that our grasp clockmakers have entry to detailed photographs of every half that goes into the making of our Ship’s Bell clocks.

Again within the day earlier than CAD (computer-aided design), renderings of clock parts and completed items have been accomplished by craftsmen who generated a whole bunch of scale drawings by hand, numbering each in ink. Trendy expertise has expedited this course of tremendously, whereas additionally making certain better precision and correct documentation for manufacturing — now and sooner or later.
Right here’s an inside have a look at how all of the items come collectively to create the spectacular (and timeless!) Ship’s Bell clock.


Pc rendering demonstrating how a Chelsea Ship’s Bell clock is assembled.

A hand rendering of the Ship’s Bell mechanism, circa 1900.

Browse our Ship’s Bell Assortment right here.