An appreciation for inherent value and superior timeless aesthetics culminated with my first personal encounter with the Sattler Classica Secunda 1985, a rare modern precision pendulum clock. It adorned the hallway of the former Chronoswiss headquarters in Munich, Germany where I was working at the time. Upon sight, the immediate conviction overcame me that one day I would have to own one of these stunning marvels of wall art. Let me tell you why.
Meet 38-year-old Dilip Sivaraman from India, who entered the 2016 Young Talent Competition sponsored by the AHCI, F.P. Journe, and Horotec, where he was a finalist. Sivaraman had started out wanting to fix an antique clock he had bought, but ended up making his own clock, called Gato, escapement and all.
When you think of fantasy and science fiction, what do you think of? I sometimes allow my imagination to drift into the paranormal and early twentieth-century years of discovery. This is the world that inspired the creation of Frank Buchwald’s latest creation for the M.A.D. Gallery, which is, of course, the Nixie Machine, a fantabulous clock featuring rare and giant Nixie tubes produced in the 1960s by the state-owned RFT in East Germany. I can imagine this clock in a variety of fictional settings from the worlds of Jules Verne, H.G. Wells, and even Isaac Asimov.