Exclusively for Chelsea Clock, renowned furniture makers Thos. Moser crafted a distinctive base for our venerable Ship’s Bell Collection. The base is hand carved from solid cherry and hand rubbed to a pristine finish. Elegant, modern and graceful lines accentuate the natural beauty of the wood, and serve as the perfect minimalist companion for the Ship’s Bell Clock. A custom engraved solid brass plaque marks its authenticity.
This distinctive, handcrafted timepiece signals the passing of time with gentle, rich-sounding chimes – eight bells at 4, 8 and 12 o’clock to mark the end of a mariner’s four-hour watch, with one bell the first half-hour after, plus one additional bell with each subsequent half-hour. Behind its classic, hand-silvered dial, 364 precision brass parts – many plated with gold – and an 11-jewel movement, all of which are made in Chelsea, Massachusetts, ensure accuracy in time and enduring quality for years to come. Since the first patented Ship’s Bell left our factory in 1900, it has been held as the standard by which all other Chelsea clocks are measured.
The Ship’s Bell Clock on a Thos. Moser base is also available in 6 inch and 8 1/2" inch dial sizes. See "Product Options" for additional Ship’s Bell items.
Click on the slide show below to learn more about the Ship's Bell Mechanism.