Last month English clockmaker Comitti London unveiled a rather unusual floor clock, designed in partnership with perspex furniture maker Zone.
This see-through marvel was originally designed for Queen Elizabeth to mark the Diamond Jubilee – she keeps hers in Buckingham Palace – but the two companies are now making the design available to the people.
The clocks, which have been limited to a run of 120, feature a gold- or rhodium-plated English regulator movement of 345 parts.
The see-through perspex, flawlessly finished by hand, gives a modern edge to the classic case style, which has been designed to mimic the Palladian architecture of Buckingham Palace.
A quietly arresting piece of horological history, don’t you think?
This article originally appeared in the April 2013 issue of WatchPro. To read a digital version of the magazine in full online, click here.