Richard Mille Unveils the Two Tonne Quebec Clock

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Completed after six years, the two tonne Richard Mille Quebec clock was presented for the first time in the Swiss town of Porrentruy, before it heads to its permanent home in Quebec.

Created as a gift for the 400th anniversary of Quebec City from Richard Mille and the Canton of Jura, the Richard Mille Quebec Clock is made of the same materials as wristwatches – brass, stainless steel, titanium, aluminium, ceramic and ruby – except it is much, much larger.

Weighing nearly two tonnes and stands 3.5 m high, the Quebec Clock displays the time in two places, Quebec and the Jura, as well as the equation of time. And it also features digital perpetual calendar.

It was conceived and built by Richard Mille’s engineers, in collaboration with technical college of Porrentruy and the Neuchâtel Haute Ecole Arc. Comprising over 5000 components, the clock is driven by weights and includes a constant force mechanism for the time.

After its exhibition in Porrentruy ends on 3 May 2014, the clock will be installed at Jardins de l’Hôtel de Ville in Quebec, the most populous French-speaking city in North America.

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