Augustus I

Augustus I, who called himself Augustus, became elector of Saxony after the death of his brother Moritz. He laid the foundation for the famous art and science collections of the Dresden Court. Mechanical timepieces being one of his greatest passions, Augustus commissioned the legendary astronomical clock of Baldewein.

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Augustus I, who called himself Augustus, became elector of Saxony after the death of his brother Moritz. He laid the foundation for the famous art and science collections of the Dresden Court. Mechanical timepieces being one of his greatest passions, Augustus commissioned the legendary astronomical clock of Baldewein.

With this technical marvel, he demonstrated his ability to control even the complex planetary motions with the assistance of a machine. The complex “machine” is secreted behind plates and bridges. But the perfect harmony of the movement produced by manufacturer is revealed through sapphire glass. The elaborately angled and engraved golden bridges and cock contrast appealingly with the rhodium-plated movement plate and flat polished steel parts. Even the running wheels, including the moustache anchor, are made of 18ct gold.


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Caliber VII

diameter
16 ¼ Linien (36,6 mm)
height
7.0 mm
frequency
18,000 semi-oscillations per hour (2.5 Hz)
running time
46 hours
jewels
19 rubies, 1 diamond
Function
hour/minute/date/month, customized birthdates/anniversaries, age calculation, mode selection with crown pusher

The complex “machine” is secreted behind plates and bridges. But the perfect harmony of the movement produced by manufacturer is revealed through sapphire glass.

The elaborately angled and engraved golden bridges and cock contrast appealingly with the rhodium-plated movement plate and flat polished steel parts. Even the running wheels, including the moustache anchor, are made of 18ct gold.

UNDER THE DIAL, an exciting interplay of various wheels and levers takes place. Those parts are controlled by a three-storey column wheel within the different modes. Two Micro-differential-gears combined with a sophisticated program-rail ensure the correct calculation of the respective age. This complex watch compromises over 340 parts.

More aboutCaliber VII

Watch strap made of alligator leather in red brown and dark brown, blue and black
Pin buckle and folding clasp matching the case
Example for engraving with plate and balance cock

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