We, at North Coast Imports are very pleased to introduce the NEW Brettluhr!
A Brettluhr is a "Little Board Clock." It was a clock that mostly existed in Vienna in the first half of the Nineteenth Century. (Here and here are original Brettluhr clocks.) It appeared in many styles and configurations, but Brettluhren commonly consisted of a board with a movement mounted to it. Usually the board didn't have any sides or door which encased the movement.
For our version, we decided to use a mechanism which showed off the beauty of the gears. This "Skeleton" style movement is made in Germany. It is, of course, made with the best quality materials and according to a time-tested design. It is a single-train movement with a drop-off bell strike. In other words, it strikes the sonorous bell once as the minute hand passes the hour.
The clock is powered by the pull of gravity on the weight. By the end of the week, the weight will have slowly fallen to the ground - requiring your interaction with the clock to pull the weight back up again.
The board comes from Amish craftsmen. It is hand cut and hand finished. The solid-walnut board has a beautiful and rich grain. Each one is slightly different, as a different part of the tree is used.
The clock is available in two versions: with, or without the laser engraving. The engraved version has a beautiful floral or Arabesque design, inspired by European lace patterns.
This clock would be a beautiful addition to any home. It's swinging pendulum, falling weight, and ringing bell add life and dimension to a room. Hanging this piece on your wall will provide a delightful presence and interactive charm.
Ask your favorite Sternreiter or North Coast Imports dealer today about this delicious new clock!