The Andover Classic is a superb timepiece in the Chelsea tradition of fine craftsmanship and distinctive clock making. Featuring our signature key-wind Ship’s Bell chiming mechanism, this distinctive clock features a highly-polished solid forged brass case set atop a luxurious, hand-finished walnut and forged brass base. Boasting a deeply etched hand-silvered brass dial, the Andover Classic features beautifully detailed decorative hands and hand-applied solid brass gold-plated numerals.
The Ship's Bell Mechanical movement is a handcrafted timepiece that signals the passing of time with gentle, rich-sounding chimes – eight bells at 4, 8 and 12 o’clock to mark the end of a mariner’s four-hour watch, with one bell the first half-hour after, plus one additional bell with each subsequent half-hour. the mechanical movement has 364 precision brass parts – many plated with gold – and an 11-jewel movement, all of which are made in Chelsea, Massachusetts, ensure accuracy in time and enduring quality for years to come. Since the first patented Ship’s Bell left our factory in 1900, it has been held as the standard by which all other Chelsea clocks are measured.