Just a quick glance in passing St. Thomas Aquinas that lies in peace since a long time in the Jacobins’ church.
The great symbols of local rugby are on this clock: the ball, posts, the central hand that advances inexorably and bats second, the four European white stars, pending the fifth, but for this, it’s not me the actor. Note: the Stade Toulousain can win up to twelve European’s Cups! A challenge for them. The clock is ready for that.
Frames, hands, 12 stars, the balance and the bob in Rugby ball shape are made of bamboo. 4 gears are boxwood and 5 wheels birch plywood aviation. Pins are made of brass and steel and rotate in bearings made of Teflon.
An electric micro-motor rotating under 220V leads the second hand and pendulum through a gear train of 2 and 30 wooden teeth made with profile “lantern”.
This clock does not need winding and guarantees the holding time.
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