Chromed brass. Movement: 62 calibre with two independent spring drives, 46 hours power reserve. Clock face Ø 5.5 cm with acrylic glass cover. Height 7 cm, Ø 6.3 cm, depth 3.5 cm. Weight 220 g.
Our Alarm Clock: Precise as Clockwork.
Alarm clocks (so far) haven’t profited much from the clockwork revival. On the mass market, dominated by quartz and other cheap products, it’s been relegated to the back shelves marked ‘yesterday’. A most welcome ray of light has been provided by a far-sighted clock-maker called Edgar Sutter, who thirty years ago managed to rescue from the scrapheap the complete factory, machinery and all, that had been producing the Swiss ‘Looping’ Alarm Clock since 1932. It seems he did this partly out of idealism; however this may be, since the 1970s he’s been making this legendary clock in limited editions in his workshop in the Swiss canton of Jura more or less on his own. We’ve taken care to avoid the word ‘hobby’, since the Looping Alarm Clock is anything but: a first glance at the finish, and a second look inside at the ‘works’ will convince you that you’re looking at a masterpiece of Swiss precision engineering with large balance and Swiss lever escapement of 18,000 BpH. Six separate bridges resting on twelve pillars ensure quiet running. The loud part – it’s really loud, and lasts for 20 seconds – is produced by a bell at the back of the case.