Hermle Mechanical Movements for Clocks

Unrivalled Precision and Accuracy of Hermle Clock Movements

The single minded dedication of Franz Hermle in creating only perfect mechanical clocks as far back as 1922 has today paid rich dividends to a company that has survived the ravages of war and prospered, making a name for itself as master timekeepers to the world. German precision to the extreme is personified in Hermle clock movements available today ranging from the simple to the most complex and elaborate ones at the heart of most grandfather and floor clocks sold worldwide. Hermle manufactures each component of its clock movements in four ultra-modern, sophisticated factories in Germany and ships to over 100 countries worldwide. If clockmakers across the world lay claim to accuracy, precision and elaborate functions in their products, you can be sure it is Hermle precision at the core in the form of clock movements powering wall clocks and floor clocks.

Hermle clock movements are synonymous with precision, accuracy, quality and a range of unrivalled features. In an age when components are mostly bought out and assembled in a factory, Hermle still continues its tradition of manufacturing each component, assuring matchless quality, life and performance. The base plate, drive device, winder,  wheel device,  escapement,  controls, gears are all made in-house on high precision automatic machines and assembled painstakingly by hand. Naturally, one would expect Hermle to choose the best brass/bronze alloys, induction hardened and oil quenched bushings and components to guarantee that the parts last for a generation and beyond. Hermle clock movements are available for standard clocks, for floor clocks and grandfather clocks and even larger clocks with large hands and dials.

Popular wall and mantle movements are available in a broad range. Model W0132071SG is as basic as it can be, yet has an 8 day half hour striking mechanism, spring balancer, floating balance and a ship’s clock striking bell with a 65 mm diameter chime. The finest in grandfather clock mechanism is the elaborate W1171-890 grandfather clock movement featuring an eight day chime switcher capable of playing Westminster, Whittington and St Michael chimes, power reserve, graham lever, auto beat setting, second hand feature, switchable quarter hour and hour striking (4/4), 8 jewel escape wheel, night shut off and moon phase features. The breathtaking range and diversity of Hermle clock movements is reflected in the features and corresponding prices. Hermle clock movements cost as low as $ 250 and can go as high as around $1100 for the W1171-890 with a host of others in between.  Hermle has a well thought out 6 to 7 digit number code to designate features of its movements.  For example, code 130 designates a round base plate while code 1171 designates a mechanism with a base plate measuring 152 x 220 mm.  The preponderance of wall clock movements and floor clock movements gives independent clock makers a host of options in features and prices.  If it is time to replace a clock movement, the range of feature rich Hermle clock movements available for retrofitting can confuse you a bit. But then, there is a Hermle movement for every taste, preference and budget.


Timeless Classics in Floor Clocks

Some facts about Hermle grandfather clocks or floor clocks

Quality, elegance, refinement and style blend harmoniously in Hermle grandfather clocks also known as floor clocks. Hermle began its journey about a century ago when Franz Hermle started manufacturing clocks in Gosheim, Germany. In a short span of a decade Hermle clocks gained a reputation for being the most modern and efficient in the industry. Hermle high precision clock movements are at the core of each of the beautifully finished impressive clocks. The legacy of timekeepers is continued by sons Gebhard, Alfred, Heinrich and Hans Hermle. Hermle is a global leader in precision clock movements and employs over 500 people in 4 manufacturing units in Germany. Franz Hermle and Sohn also have a manufacturing facility in Amherst, Virginia, USA. Hermle leads the world in high precision manufactured clock parts, mechanical movements and clock movements that are at the core of exceptionally finished, timeless clocks. Floor clocks and grandfather clocks carrying the Hermle mark are prized possessions, blending classy looks with the German stamp of precision timekeeping. Hermle grandfather clocks are available in a wide range of charming designs that blend in with traditional décors as well as modern, contemporary ambiences.

There is no dearth of choices when it comes to choosing Hermle grandfather clocks. At one end we have the highly ornate, carved, fluted and decorated Sheffield floor clock bringing back memories of a bygone era. Then at the other end we have the New Brunswick grandfather clock, a prime example of refined simplicity and sophisticated, contemporaneous elegance. Whether one chooses the St Paul, Brighton, Oak, Nottingham, St Thomas, Amherst, Charlottesville, Jamestown, Manchester, Essex, New London, Parkhurst, Trinity or the New Brunswick model, the buyer is assured of the highest quality of workmanship. Each Hermle floor clock is made of selected solid woods such as cherry, mahogany, oak and walnut, hand crafted with love, veneered, carved, fluted, molded and finished to the highest aesthetic levels. Hermle has thoughtfully coded the colour and finish. For example code 03 stands for Walnut, I9 for classic Oak, N9 for elegant cherry and so on. These floor clocks play Westminster Chimes, Ave Maria, St Michaels and Bim-Bam.

At the core of each elegant Hermle grandfather clock is the high precision mechanical movement. Hermle makes a range of mechanical movements specifically for floor clocks. The model numbers are 451-050, 451-053, 1151-050, 1161-050, 1161-850, 1171-850 and 1171-050.  Each model code has specific features. For instance, code 0461 denotes an 8 day, 4/4 hour strike(chime every quarter hour and hourly), single chime, cable driven, pendulum type mechanism.  Code 1161 indicates an 8 day, 4/4 hour strike, triple chime, cable driven, pendulum type mechanism. Model 1171 is cable drive, 4/4 hour strike, auto beat adjustment, second hand sweep, auto night chime shut off pendulum type mechanism. Each mechanism is made of high precision parts and bronze bushings assure long life and quiet operation. Antique dials have matching Arabic or Roman numerals, moon phase motifs and date indicator. Mechanisms for Hermle grandfather clocks are imported from Germany and the cases are hand crafted in the USA, assembled and shipped free of cost to each client with a two year warranty.

Hermle floor clocks are created with care and precision to keep time for generations.For more information please click here…