Last year, when the rest of the UK was enjoying Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee, two British companies had double reason to celebrate. Makers of Perspex™ furniture, and holder of a Royal Warrant, Zone Creations, and fifth generation English clockmaker Comitti, established in 1850, chose the occasion of the Queen’s 60-year reign to create, and present her with, a Long Case Regulator.
A tribute to British craftsmanship, the 80kg architectural floor clock cabinet was created be Zone Creations in crystal clear cast polymer and glass. A Graham dead-beat escapement with tungsten carbide pallets regulates the Comitti 30-day movement, and each of the clock’s 345 components is precision-machined from brass and steel and finished in either rhodium or yellow gold plate.
The original model of the Greenwich Regulator clock now resides in Buckingham Palace, but the piece has been put into a limited production of 120 pieces. Costing £39,950, a donation from the sale of every clock will be made to the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) to benefit and support future British craftsmen.