Volanus is an italian brand of luxury interior design founded by Renato Rinaldi. A reality that see architects, artists and specialized workers together that hand craft each piece in a small exclusive workshop.
VOLANUS: A NEW CLOCK MOVEMENT
In all clocks manufactured up-today, the propulsive element, either a spring, or an electric motor, a stepper motor, a weight, etc. ..., has always been considered a mechanism more to hide than to show. This new solution is exactly the opposite, since the motor of the clock becomes the protagonist.
By using a magnetic piston linked to a connecting rod, a crank and a flywheel, a completely visible, harmonious and fascinating movement, typical of reciprocating machines, amazing for its incredible ease of operation, is created. A delicate balance between magnetic forces and masses allows the motor shaft to run silently and steadily at the reduced speed of 20 rpm. This innovative motor moves with precision the gears that, in their turn, make rotating the time disk.