A symbol of solidarity and strength, the Chelsea Clock Presidential Clock is a magnificent timepiece that celebrates the enduring spirit of both visionaries and everyday people who dare to dream of making a difference. . .and do.
Throughout history Chelsea Clock timepieces have graced the homes of dignitaries, and stood in faithful observance during encounters among world officials. Our clocks’ visual appeal, combined with their rich history are just some of the reasons Chelsea clocks are often chosen as cultural ambassadors for the United States. In fact, Chelsea timepieces have been offered as official gifts by many of our country’s presidents.
In both name and design, the Presidential Clock reflects significant achievement in the art of superb clock making for which Chelsea Clock is world renowned. This exquisite piece brings stately elegance to any room, with its hand-finished solid forged brass case and rich, solid mahogany base. Boasting a 4.5” dial with traditional black Roman numerals, this classically-styled piece features a quality German-engineered quartz movement.
Strength. Precision. Endurance. These are but some of the many qualities that define a great leader. They are also some of the same characteristics that shape the Chelsea Clock Presidential Clock and help make it a lasting symbol of accomplishment for those fortunate enough to receive it.
“Voyage: (n) 1. a journey, travel, or passage, esp one to a distant land or by sea or air.”
There are times when limitations overpower or inhibit change. Then there are those wondrous instances where certain restrictions only serve to motivate us more to push beyond what’s easy or expected, often leading to exciting new solutions. Such is the case with our Voyager Collection of clocks and barometers. Through the years, many of our customers have expressed their frustrations with outfitting their boats when cabin or dash space is limited. We, in turn, accepted this challenge and set to work on adapting our products to best meet their needs. The result: a new collection that offers the same exceptional quality and performance for which Chelsea Clock is world renowned, but in a more compact size and format.
The intensity, commitment and challenge of voyaging naturally leans toward no-frills, no distractions and no fuss — just man conquering wind and sea. Those same requirements are what lead us to create a nautical line, with a total focus on a mariner’s duties, attainable for any Chelsea Clock admirer. The Voyager Brass Nautical Clocks and Barometers place practice over theory, function over form, voyaging over cruising. Performance is paramount. Made for use in the tight space of a captain’s quarters, we crafted the nautical clocks for easy accessibility, agility to fit in various spaces, and with minimal upkeep.
With pronounced clarity and simplistic contemporary style, the austerity of the design is in it’s adherence to necessity. Compact, clean yet still a figure of Chelsea Clock’s tradition of excellence. Matte-finished forged brass, beveled glass, and a clear noble face prove the pieces to be reliable instruments for any travel on the sea.
The Voyager Clock and Barometer Set on a Mahogany Plaque blends in with the wooden panels that line a vessels quarters, and it’s solid properties attribute to its high-resistance to deterioration which is why it has been a cornerstone in boat construction. Those details that represent the seafarers environment make these ideal nautical gifts to grace staterooms, cabins, quarters and the rooms of your life.
Chelsea Clock proudly introduces the American Eagle Series, featuring our signature 4.5” dial mechanical Ship’s Bell Clock.
This special, limited edition collection – which proudly celebrates the enduring American spirit – is masterfully hand carved by West Newbury, Massachusetts, sculptor Vincent Harrild in the style of famed nautical wood carver John Haley Bellamy. Harrild pays homage to Bellamy by creating original works of art that echo the highly stylized, precisely carved eagles for which the former Maine native is world renowned.
Each carving in the American Eagle Series is painstakingly crafted by Harrild from eastern white pine, a large soft-wood pine native to the New England region. The artist employs many of the same master carving techniques as Bellamy to carefully reveal the rich character and subtle narrative of each design. Harrild also uses time-honored methods of hand-applied pigment patination and meticulous 23-karat-gold leafing to colorize each eagle carving, ensuring his creations remain true to Bellamy’s trademark palettes.
Each piece in the American Eagle Series is a limited edition and is sequentially hand-numbered and signed by the artist. A Chelsea Clock certificate of authenticity accompanies each magnificent carving. Chelsea Clock’s Limited Edition American Eagle Series is currently available through Shreve Crump Low in Boston, MA, Betteridge Jewelers in Greenwich, CT and Chelsea Clock directly.
For more information on the American Eagle Series please contact us at 866-899-2805.
Whether it began as a sport or the answer to the call of venturing beyond land, the affinity for the sun, open sky, endless sea, and the adrenaline of speed make sailing a way of life. Now, Chelsea Clock has captured that passion in the Carbon Fiber Collection. These pieces echo the spirit of the sea with distinction and utility as aids in navigation.
Combining sport and elegance, Carbon Fiber’s monochromatic black encased by resplendent chrome, or Carbon Fiber and brass, make the Carbon Fiber Clocks, Carbon Fiber Barometers, and Carbon Fiber Tide Clocks an aesthetic combination of sport and elegance.
Although mainly known for its use in the car industry, this super fiber’s ability to exude strength while being characteristically light allows Carbon Fiber to be used in sailing and yachting. It’s application in sea exploration range from serving as the main material in sails to that of a catamaran. The innovative material has also been used in U.S. Navel boat designs of high-performance composites that are engineered for resilience and strength. Pounding ocean waves dissipate when they collide against this high-tech fiber.
Here the power of Carbon Fiber is harnessed with modern Chelsea Clock charm to serve as a captain’s companion of motion, time and weather — from majestic coasts to balmy seas. Even for those who enjoy Chelsea Clock’s storied products, the Carbon Fiber Collection includes Carbon Fiber Flag Clock, with 12 pennant flags used in nautical communication impressed on the etched sharp black Carbon Fiber dial. In addition to its nautical uses, the Carbon Fiber Wall Clock, Carbon Fiber Desk Clock and Carbon Fiber Mantel Clocks are key pieces to the collection that would bring the spirit of sea exploration to any boat, home or office.