This Sinclair Harding Great Wheel Skeleton Clock features architecture from the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque in Oman and the culmination of many hours of detailed design, manufacture and finishing.
The top of the plates are styled on the Main Minaret, topped with a Gold finished final and merged into destinctive gold fretted dome. The movement sits on two plynths each having 48 parts, the outside details represents the calligraphy bays and North facade of the main prayer hall. The inside of each plinth features detail from Riwag Arches and miniature Bardiglio columns in the main prayer hall.
The main clock dial and wheel crossings are inspired by some of the detail from the complex interior dome structure with contrasting textures of frosted and polished Rhodium plate finish.
The engraved sub plate takes some of the intricate interlacing detail from central rose of the legendry Mosque carpet the design of which is based on Shaykh Lutfallah dome in Isfahan.
The movement is a spring driven with 8 days power reserve and stopwork with a deadbeat escapement and silk suspended pendulum. Mounted on a Italian Nero Marquini feet represent the base elements of the four corner minarets which are located at the corners of the rectangular complex.