PLEASE NOTE: ASTROLABIUM I IS CURRENTLY OUT OF STOCK FROM THE SUPPLIER. WILL UPDATE WHEN STOCK IS REPLENISHED. ASTROLABIUM II IS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE.
Similar to a Tellurium, but on a slightly smaller scale, an Astrolabium is another version of a compact planetarium that is used to observe and calculate the position of celestial bodies. Hermle has manufactured a stunning and intricately put together masterpiece that re-enacts the annual orbit of the earth around the sun, with the earth rotating around its own axis once in 24 hours. The moon, in turn, revolves around the earth in 29.5 days, completing a full rotation around its axis. This moon rotation allows the reproduction of the different moon phases as they are visible from earth. It is truly amazing to see all this detail in one beautiful table clock.
Inside the Astrolabium, you'll find an 8-day spring wound mechanical clock movement with a 4/4 Westminster chime on 4 polished bells and separate second hand feature. The 11 jewel deadbeat escapement polished brass disc has milled zodiac signs and rosettes in addition to the months and days of the year. The Astrolabium also has reproductions of the sun, earth and moon, incorporating a day/month indicator.
For a 360 degree look at Hermle's Astrolabium, please see this short clip.
Measures: 11.5" High x 8.5" diameter
Available Finishes: Mahogany and Brass, or Black and Brass
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