We define a Tower Clock as a clock mounted in or on a designated raised structure. It's a big clock on or in a wall. A Tower Clock makes an instant, positive statement about your community, business or institution. It's hard to define exactly why, but it's true! A large, round, analog clock for public display really looks nice on a building. Can we build one for you?
Your Lumichron clock will become an icon, built to last.
All Lumichron clocks are built-to-order, so it's possible to design the perfect timepiece for your application. Get a Price Today!
Here are some basic considerations and features:
- Size: based on the building, height and viewing distance. Start with a scale drawing and visualize what looks good.
- Hands and numbers only? See Skeletal Movements
- Illumination? Requires a case, called a canister. Dial can be face-lit or back-lit, or unlit
- Generally dials are face-lit 30" and smaller, back-lit for 36" and larger.
- Number and hand style? Arabic, Roman or other. Choose from stock designs or create your own.
- Flush-mount or Surface-mount? The canister can be recessed into your façade through a rough-in opening - best for new construction. Surface-mount style is best for an existing building.
- Time Control. All tower clocks must be controlled by either:
- A remote switch (run, fast, stop) requiring manual resetting
- A fully automatic clock controller which resets the hands automatically for DST or after power interruptions. Automatic clock controllers are quartz time-based, supplemented with GPS as an option. "Atomic time" (WWVB signal from Ft. Collins CO) is a bit too inconsistent to be reliable in all parts of the country.
- Other: Generally, clocks 42" and smaller feature a bezel, with tempered glass covering the dial. Clocks 48" and larger are open-faced and have back-lit dials. Flat dial, pan-formed dial, applied graphics, embossed or bolt-on numbers are among the finer details of the clock!