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Aachen Wall Clock, Brass, Drop Off Bell Chime, Model #70824 000701

  • Aachen Wall Clock
  • Brass Mechanism with Bell Chime
  • Hermle Wall Clock
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$261.00
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$156.95 (You save $104.05)
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70824 000701
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Model #70824 000701 Aachen Wall Clock with Chime 

In 1640 the Waaguhr was the first mechanical clock that was affordable by the new middle class in Europe. Its simple design allowed for only one hand indicating the hours. The average person of the Seventeenth Century measured time with only three times of day:sunrise, high noon, and sunset.

This mechanism is a more modern and accurate version of the style of clock which was available in 1640. It includes a pendulum escapement (developed in 1659 by Christiaan Huygens) and a solid brass mechanism. There are two hands (one for hours and one for minutes) and it runs eight days on a single winding. This piece also includes a minute hand, which was developed in a clock in 1577 by Jost Burgi (who is also a contender for the invention of logarithms) made for astronomer Tycho Brahe.

This clock is also made in the style of a Morbier or Comptoise clocks. Morbier clocks are popular and widespread in France and Switzerland, originating mostly from the French regions. They emerged at the end of the 17th Century and were produced in large numbers up to the beginning of the 20th Century. They can be easily recognized by their hammered-brass dial.

The Aachen is from Hermle and is made in Germany.


Solid-brass mechanism
13.5" H x 10" W x 4" D
Hourly drop-off bell strike
Runs eight days on one wind
Sturdy and simple weight-driven mechanism
Intricate, floral relief
Antique, brass finish
A fine gift idea
A Hermle original!
Made in Germany
Two-year warranty

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Aachen - 70823 000701 and 70824 000701 (01:22)
Aachen10″ x 14″ x 4″Solid-brass mechanismHourly drop-off bell strikeRuns eight days on one windSturdy and simple weight-driven mechanismIntricate, floral reliefAvailable in pewter or gold finishesA fine gift ideaA Hermle original!Made in GermanyTwo-year warrantyIn 1640 the "Waaguhr" was the first mechanical clock that was affordable by the new middle class in Europe. Its simple design allowed for only one hand indicating the hours. The average person of the Seventeenth Century measured time with only three times of day:sunrise, high noon, and sunset.This mechanism is a more modern and accurate version of the style of clock which was available in 1640. It includes a pendulum escapement (developed in 1659 by Christiaan Huygens) and a solid brass mechanism. There are two hands (one for hours and one for minutes) and it runs eight days on a single winding. This piece also includes a minute hand, which was developed in a clock in 1577 by Jost Burgi (who is also a contender for the invention of logarithms) made for astronomer Tycho Brahe.This clock is also made in the style of a Morbier or Comptoise clocks. Morbier clocks are popular and widespread in France and Switzerland, originating mostly from the French regions. They emerged at the end of the 17th Century and were produced in large numbers up to the beginning of the 20th Century. They can be easily recognized by their hammered-brass dial.The Aachen is from Hermle and is made in Germany.If you like this clock, be sure to check out the gold and pewter versions, as well as the original Morbier clocks.If you are interested in this clock please Email us at: clocks@NorthCoastImports.net -- please be sure to include your postal or zip code so we can direct you to a dealer in your area.
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    Aachen10″ x 14″ x 4″Solid-brass mechanismHourly drop-off...

Warranty Information

2 Year Warranty

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