Smith of Derby has created two striking clocks for the new Fortnum and Mason outlet in St Pancras International station – the first outlet to be opened in the store’s 307-year history.
The dismantled-style clock designs include three large brass-etched dials, separated by a brick arch inside the restaurant. Linked by a stainless steel conrod, the rod takes the drive of the electric movement from one clock with a single dial, through the arch to the lobby clock with two dials.
The impressive cage-style frames emulate a 1750s-1850s design, inspired both by the store’s original heritage and its railway setting.
“The clocks are designed to be abstract but at the same time be easy to read the time,” says Martin Butcher, technical sales engineer. “They are based on a historic design but are very much looking to the future success of Fortnum and Mason and St Pancras International.”