Based on the design 'Suspension', Isochronal Awakening liberally uses a patterning method called Guilloche and the use of color in the work. Guilloche is a traditional technique of plate finishing primarily used on watches and involves an abrasive disk cutting light reflecting patterns into the material surface. We used a mix of free hand and machine applied Guilloche on various components. We learned a great deal on this project in terms of various techniques we can apply in future work.
The dial for this clock was made in the traditional manner, by engraving the numerals into the surface and filling with an encaustic wax.
The escapement is a sculptural variation on the Grasshopper escapement, invented by the British clockmaker John Harrison, around 1722, and used in several of his famous sea clocks. The battery driven winding system which rewinds suspended magnetic balls is automatic and operates every 2.5 minutes.
Technical Details: Grasshopper escapement, Automatic winding. Brass and aluminum. Quartz mechanism.
Overall Dimensions: IN: 21.5W 11D 69H CM: 55W 28D 175H