IN THE MANUFACTORY
Two years go by. On a high-performance computer screen, lines, circles, and curves fit together to form secretive design plans. CNC-controlled machines drill precise holes in the base plates, turn thin arbors, and mill intelligently shaped teeth. Miniscule balls create precision bearings for the arbor’s pivots. Schooled craftsmen give steel poire and Breguet hands their inimitably slim shape, then carefully temper them over a flame to give them their wonderfully deep blue color. Somewhere else in the manufactory, magic hands create two moons and a number of shiny stars on a round metal disk. Or they cut wood intarsia, putting them together to make a wonderful work of art. Glass panes are faceted and polished. All the while, and with great patience and care, experienced clockmakers assemble fascinating microcosms that divide the passing of time into measurable parts. Without rushing, these works of art are adjusted and regulated so that they can fulfill their task with optimal precision. Carefully packaged up for delivery, the end product is finally on the way to a retailer that has been qualified as a suitable partner for the Erwin Sattler manufactory.
Your house or apartment during this time: you’ve leafed through the catalogue again and again, looking at the pictures and studying the texts. You’ve discussed it all with your Sattler dealer. And then, one day, it happens: your Erwin Sattler precision clock arrives. You notice right away that something has changed for you at home. The timelessly elegant design decorates any room; gentle ticking creates an inimitable atmosphere in the room where it hangs.
You literally feel how the daily grind makes way for peace and quiet. Thoughtfully, you watch the ponderous swings of the pendulum, every move inspiring you. In your mind, you make a journey back to times when electronics did not yet play a role. You feel how the sonorous ticking of your clock touches you, the masterpiece embodying value and tradition. You become conscious of how this seemingly anachronistic object defies these fast-paced times of our era with ease and charm within your four walls.