Munich Commemoration Wall Clock
The Munich Commemoration Wall Clock is produced by THC in the UK, remembering the Munich air disaster that occurred on 6 February 1958, when British European Airways Flight 609 crashed during an attempt to take off from a slush-covered runway at Munich-Riem Airport, in what was then West Germany.
This commemoration wall clock has two faces, each showing the date of the disaster, with one face permanently fixed at the time it occurred. The clock is made from Oak and ebonised to produce a near black colour that is finished with oil and wax, giving a tactile satin look and feel.
The clock has a choice of movement:
~ Standard quartz movement;
~ Chiming quartz movement – which has the options of Bim Bam or Westminster chimes;
~ Radio controlled quartz movement – which uses the highly accurate 77.5 kHz carrier signal that is trasmitted across Europe from the Mainflingen longwave transmitter, in Mainflingen, Germany; and displays Grenwich Mean Time GMT for the UK.
Dimensions: H17 x W12.5 x D14 inches (44 cm x 32 cm x 36 cm)
The Manchester United football team, nicknamed the “Busby Babes”, along with supporters and journalists were on the plane, which was returning from a European Cup match in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, after eliminating Red Star Belgrade. The flight stopped to refuel in Munich. After the failed take off, twenty of the forty on the plane died at the scene, with a further three of the injured succumbing later in hospital, resulting in 23 fatalities with 21 survivors.
THC is a craft manufacturer located in the UK, producing a variety of classic wood clocks, designed with a contemporary feel, which are hand made and built to order. Each clock is made from sustainable British hardwoods and is fitted with a quality German clock movement from either Kieninger® the oldest existing manufacturer, Hermle the world’s leading producer of clock movements or UTS (uhrentechnik-schwarzwald) Europes primary quartz movement manufacturer.
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These superb clocks from brands recognised for their quality and reliability, are supplemented by a selection of premium quartz crystal Floor, Table and Wall clocks; in a variety of classic and contemporary designs, utilising a range of materials including glass, metal and wood.
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