CLOCK DIALS & CLOCK HANDS
Rauscher tower clock-faces can be custom made in all sizes and colours and to the exact specifications of state and monument laws or to those of architects. To make sure that the design of the tower clock-face perfectly suits the customer wishes, model dials in original size are made and validated before actual production.
Rauscher clock-faces are made of high-resistant glass-fibre supported polyester material to assure their long life even under roughest weather conditions. Upon request the clock-faces can also be made out of stainless steal or copper. Every clock-face is hand-painted with high quality industry lacquers and in several layers. Choice of the lacquer as well as the particularly careful painting process guarantee a maximum durability of the colours through all kinds of exterior weather influences.
According to the choice of style, the clock-faces can be painted with two or more colours in gothic, roman or Arabic numerals. Hand-gilded numerals, ornaments or other parts can equally accentuate the clock-faces look.
no. 1Gothic numerals and quarter division with gothic hands stamped out of copper, 24 carat gold leaf, middle field in night blue, rings in ruby red
no. 2Skeleton dial with stainless steel numerals screwed directly to the facade using a template, straight hands with a distinctive circle on the hour hand in black
no. 3Roman numerals without feet, middle field in brown-red, embossed clock hands style "leaf and lance", 24 carat gold leaf
no. 4Classic Roman numerals, embossed copper clock hands style "cross shape", gold-plated, numerals and rings on black background
no. 5Classic Roman numerals, straight aluminum hands, 24 carat gold leaf plating of the hands, numerals and rings on a fawn background with a pearly white central field
no. 6Square dial, with Roman numerals and small rhombus, quarter division, ornaments in the corners, embossed copper hands in baroque form, 24 carat gold leaf plating of the hands and ornaments, gentian blue corners and quarter division with a lighter middle field, tomato red rings
no. 7Roman numerals, middle field in brown-red, embossed clock hand style "cross shape", 24 carat gold leaf
no. 8Roman numerals and quarter division, baroque gold-plated hands stamped from copper with counterweight, like the center field painted in azure blue
no. 9Classic Roman numerals, middle field and edge in reseda green, baroque hands with 24 carat gold leaf gold
no. 10Classic dial in black and white with Roman numerals, embossed clock hands style "cross shape", gold leaf
no. 11Arabic numerals with minute division and narrow rings, straight aluminum hands, 24 carat gold leaf plating of the hands, numerals and rings on a black background
no. 12Roman numerals, middle field and outer ring in black with a sun-yellow ring, "cross-shaped" hands made of copper, 24 carat gold leaf
no. 14Classic Roman numerals, embossed copper hands in baroque form, 24 carat gold leaf plating of the hands, numerals and rings on a black background, corners and middle field in brown-red
no. 15Square dial with Roman numerals on a white background, "Anno Domini 2010" on blue-lilac corners, embossed copper hands in baroque form with counterweight painted in blue-lilac, 24 carat gold leaf on the hands
no. 16Roman numerals, central field and stepped ring in cobalt blue, embossed clock hands style "leaf and lance", 24 carat gold leaf
no. 17Gothic numerals and quarter divisions, ruby red rings, small diamonds, with only one gothic hour hand driven from copper, 24 carat gold leaf
no. 18Skeleton dial with hour division, placed on a steel ring and classic, straight hands, 24 carat gold leaf
no. 19Square dial with Roman numerals and small gold-plated rhombus, gold-plated sun rays, straight copper hands in the shape of an arrow, 24 carat gold leaf
As in ancient times, Rauscher hands are hand-beaten after original models from 100% copper. Monument authorities and architects appreciate our stock of old wooden models. The models are a prerequisite for good craftsmanship. In addition to copper, we also use stainless steel for simple, straight hands.
No matter if the hands are moulded after gothic, baroque or very purist modern forms, all of them are grounded several times before being painted in several layers and before being hand gilded with 24 Karat gold leafs for the finish. The final touch is given through a polish and finally leaves each of the hands perfectly shining for decades.