Nick Whitworth, a filmmaker with an interest in clock making, approached our clockmaking company to see if we would be able to work together to highlight the mechanical clock work behind some of London’s most beautiful landmarks.
The film follows Matthew Smith, one of Smith of Derby’s longest-serving clockmakers, as he carried out alterations on mechanical clocks across London, including clock mechanisms at St. Paul’s Knightsbridge and Westminster Abbey.
Many of us know that the clocks change twice a year to account for Daylight Saving Time but few are probably aware of just what this entails. Behind the dials and hands visible from street level there are levers, wheels, hammers, and weights.
Smith of Derby and it’s associated companies are historically significant in clock making, repairs and clock maintenance. We provide clock making, restoration and servicing through out the UK and worldwide and have centuries of experience in making and restoring public time. For more information please visit our clock servicing or call us on 01332 345569.