A precision work of art, the Geochron is entirely mechanical. No computers, no circuit boards and true to its original design for 50 years, the Geochron is – and will always be – a mechanical timepiece of over three hundred moving components to create the finest global clock in the world. It is the only mechanical geographic chronometer made today.
All Geochron world clocks are handmade to order to deliver the high quality that is expected of the same Geochrons installed at the White House, the European Space Agency, NASA, the Jet Propulsion Lab and the 135 installations in the Pentagon.
Of course, Bill Nye the Science guy has one.
Multiple Time Zone World Clock Map: A visual feast of terrestrial movement.
At 2x3 ft. in size, the three hundred moving parts in the Geochron display global time and the sun’s daylight pattern on Earth in real-time as it continually rises and sets on a high quality lithographic map that is driven from left to right by mechanical servos in sync with the rotation of the earth. Like the Earth, the sun never sets on the Geochron.
At the same time, the Sun’s Terminator Line mechanically morphs minute by minute, showing the seasons passing through the Northern and Southern hemispheres at exactly the same aspect as the earth’s 23.4 degree axial tilt.
Geochron Map Set InformationStandard – GeopoliticalThe only map option before 2016, and a simply blue ocean.Standard – TopographicalA legacy map that also includes ocean topography.CombinationEvery third day, the topographical map shows instead of the geopolitical.Ham RadioA specialty print with DX zones, and International Prefixes.
Introducing the most radical improvement to the Geochron in 50 years: Dura Drive. The Dura Drive is a new hardware update for the motors, gears, and linkages that run the Geochron.
All new clocks and rebuilds after November 2016 will be fitted with the Dura Drive, and come with a three year warranty on the drive train itself.