Clockmaking kits for clock enthusiasts Horaculix HC1

German quality

German quality

We source our timepieces and cases from manufacturers based in Baden-Württemberg. Both family-owned businesses have secured their place in the German watchmaking industry as a result of their experience which spans several decades. The HERMLE 0130-677 range of timepieces lie at the heart of the clockmaking kit. They are characterised by their elegant finishing, fine precision, and durability.

Fun whilst learning

Fun whilst learning

The functionality of mechanical timepieces is explained in an easy-to-understand manner. You don't even need any previous technical knowledge. Our assembly instructions are printed in a handy DIN A5 format and comprise more than 120 pages. That gives us plenty of space to describe each step of the process in detail. Photographs also accompany each procedure. That gives you confidence when making your build.

Guarantee of success

Guarantee of success

We guarantee you will be able to build a functional and precise table clock. Our support team are ready to assist you with any queries in regard to assembly. We are happy to build your clock for you, if you wish.

Discover the art of clockmaking

Discover the art of clockmaking

Horaculix HC1 delivers traditional handicraft right to your door. Dive into the world of a clockmaker as you assemble your clock. You will learn theoretical and practical aspects of clockmaking and gather a wealth of valuable information. You will arrange all of the timepiece's components yourself. Larger parts have been partially assembled to ensure safe transport, e.g. the front and back plate. It will only take you a couple of minutes to separate these.

Ready for use immediately

Ready for use immediately

The Horaculix HC1 clockmaking kit is ready for immediate assembly. The tools and instructions required for assembly are included in the pack. A detailed diagram guarantees you'll be able to find components in no time.

A present for clock enthusiasts

A present for clock enthusiasts

Are you looking for a present for a clock enthusiast? How about granting your loved one the art of clockmaking? The Horaculix HC1 is delivered in luxurious packaging. A gift for very special occasions!

FAQ Frequently asked questions

What exactly do I get with the clock kit?

The Clock Kit Horaculix HC1 contains:

clockwork Hermle work 0130-677 of brass
case MDF with oiled or lacquered oak veneer, 17.5 cm x 16 cm x 11 cm (LxWxH)
assembly instructions DIN A5, 123 pages, auxiliary template for placing the pointers on the dial
parts list DIN A4 with overview of all parts and tools
movement holder material MDF
tools dressing forceps, screwdriver, spanner, allen key, oiler, finger stalls;
operating material precision lubricant for large clocks (watch oil type 3-5)
watch box It is delivered in a noble matt black carton with the following dimensions:
37 cm x 20.5 cm x 20.5 cm (LxWxH). The high-quality packaging is also suitable,
if you buy the watch kit as a gift.

What does guarantee of success mean?

Horaculix means “happy time”. You should have fun with the assembly. That is our goal. The watch kit guides you through all the technical details of a mechanical clockwork. For this to work smoothly, we do not leave you alone and offer the following service which is already included in the price:

  • In addition to the extensive assembly instructions, you can call us anytime if you have questions.
  • We also take care of the shipping of spare parts for lost parts.
  • You can not continue at one position or even think you have damaged something? Then send us back the kit. We review the construction progress and, if necessary, make corrective interventions, so that you can continue at this point.
  • You have a different private or professional project intervened? We are happy to assemble and set the watch kit free of charge and send the Horaculix HC1 as a completed working clock to you.

Do I build a complete clockwork?

All around 100 parts of the clockwork will be assembled by you. For a safe transport to your home larger parts of the clockwork are fixed together. This assembly will be disassembled before you start construction. The process lasts approx. 10 minutes and has an advantage: in this first step, you are practicing handling the tool.

What do I learn during assembly?

In the assembly of the Horaculix HC1 watch kit, you immerse yourself in the world of watchmakers. They will learn about the operation of a mechanical movement in theory and practice using Hermle’s work 0130-677. The movement is nearly three times larger than that of a wristwatch. An ideal size to understand the interplay of all components. You assemble the entire clockwork step by step until the ticking table clock is in front of you.

Do I also have to assemble the watch case?

You receive the noble watch case made of oiled genuine wood oak veener in preassembled state.
You install the finished clockwork in the watch case as a last step and fasten the pointer on the watch dial.

Do I need prior technical knowledge or expertise?

The Horaculix HC1 watch kit is the right choice for watch lovers with no prior technical knowledge or watch-specific expertise. Safety and fun during assembly and many moments of success were the focus during product development. That is why our assembly instructions are richly illustrated and you will see every handgrip in detail. We bring the complex mechanics together in a separate section – the functional description – in a straightforward and comprehensible way. A small excerpt from our 120-page assembly instructions can be downloaded here (PDF): Extract from the assembly instructions

Can I start assembling immediately?

A watchmaker tool kit is included with your kit. In addition, you do not need any further tools or work equipment and you can start assembling immediately after unpacking your watch kit.

How long does the assembly take?

For the ssembly time, a duration of five to eight hours has to be expected. After assembly of the watch kit, the regulation phase begins. I.e. in this phase you set the exact time. We recommend to plan seven consecutive days. On each day you should take about 10 minutes for the regulation time to get an optimal result.