With his horological specialism firmly rooted in the Harrison clocks, Matthew’s principle desire was to create his own clocks, while remaining completely faithful to the original design. Matthew established a team of horological experts to assist, and Time Traveller Clocks was founded.
Over the next seven years, Matthew researched and then built a faithful replica of the earliest Harrison clock of 1713.

Matthew’s aim was not only to ensure that the case was true to the original design, but to achieve Harrison clocks’ reputation for absolute accuracy. He meticulously crafted the hundreds of movement components individually. Matthew completed his replica based on the only three surviving Harrison clocks which, save a fragment, had lost their original casing. The sinuous curves and handsomeness of his replica are rich in the finished artefact.
Preserving traditional techniques through his restorations and pieces, Matthew is driven by his strong desire to keep horological history alive with his horological specialism rooted in the Harrison clocks.

Following his Harrison heritage piece, and alongside other works, Matthew began a commission to craft a replica of the 18th Century Daniel Delander Barometer. The original Barometer, used to predict the weather, is completely lost and so Matthew only had images to guide him. Despite this challenge, Matthew’s finished product was authentic to the original design, with its beautiful, dark ebony contrasting with silver trimmings. Once more, Matthew worked his magic with little guidance or evidence to aid him.
Passion, wisdom and aptitude are woven throughout the very foundations of Time Traveller Clocks.

The restorations and replicas themselves exude the tenderness with which they were masterfully crafted. Matthew’s admirable dedication ensures the legacy of this particular lineage of clockmaking is kept alive, echoing into the future.

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