This clock is a rare example of a twin fusee ship’s clock dating from 1875-1900, of superb quality workmanship by a maker of high repute.
The ringed bronzed case is 4½ inches deep, and has a sprung door latch to release the cast brass bezel.
The eight day chain fusee movement boasts an oversized platform, the jewelled balance with cylinder escapement. The substantial 4mm plates are united by 5 pillars. It strikes the hours on a coiled gong.
The 7-inch dial is well engraved with Roman numerals and with a recessed Arabic subsidiary seconds dial. A regulation lever protrudes through the dial above the XII. The dial is signed BENZIE, COWES.
Three matching brass hands.