Wall Clocks
Wall Clocks

When we use the term, we’re referring to chiming clocks in well-made cabinets.  As in mantel clocks, this can mean a clock running with a mechanical movement or a quartz-regulated, battery powered movement.  The sound varies by the size of the cabinet for the most part:  the larger cabinets with vertical chime blocks have the deepest tones, while some of the more petite cabinets might have antique style gong strike sounds.  Some of the most beautiful cabinets, made in mahogany with decorative inlay, for example, come from Comitti of London; most of the elegantly simple, rarer “regulators” (named for the accuracy achieved with their weight driven movements) come from Hermle of Germany.