The Geochron allows any observer to determine what time it is anywhere in the world. Physically the Geochron looks like a framed world map, about 2′ x 3′ ft. in size. The colorful map itself is an endless belt that is driven slowly from left to right by an electric clock motor in synchronism with the rotation of the earth. It’s a clock, it’s a conversation piece, it’s a hand-made work of art. All known legal time zone boundaries are delineated on the map by dark blue lines which in most cases, converge on lettered pointers on the top edge of the map. These letters identify the standard time zones and also represent the short wave radio prefix for that zone. The Geochron is the only mechanical chronometer to simultaneously display the current time and the sunÕs Event Horizon simultaneously, anywhere in the world. The Geochron illustrates: Legal time zones Greenwich Mean time Greenwich Apparent time Local Apparent time (in 12 or 24 hour) Moment of sunrise Moment of sunset Duration of daylight SunÕs meridian passage SunÕs equation of time Degrees of latitude and longitude The Geochron was invented by James Kilburg with the idea that one device could be used to determine what time it is anywhere in the world. Kilburg was a mechanical engineer who perfected his craft and knack for ingenuity while living in Luxembourg. After moving to America, Kilburg devoted his life to creating innovations such as the car cigarette lighter, the first automatic dialing telephone, as well as the automated maraschino cherry pitter. After more than 50 years, the Geochron is still assembled by hand in Portland, Oregon. It takes four clockmakers hree days to build a clock, then a Òburn-inÓ on the test wall. Each Geochron passes through multiple quality inspection checks along the assembly process, including a rigorous 28 point inspection over two days prior to shipping. The Geochron has been used by world renowned business leaders, dignitaries and diplomats and even by those in the White House. President Reagan gave one to Mikhail Gorbachev as a gift. Now you can own an original, hand-made of the same exacting standards as originally specified by Jim Kilburg in 1965. Pick your finish from the drop down box above to checkout. Other options are available if you aren’t seeing the finish that will match your interior perfectly. Contact us and we may be able to custom order one that matches your space perfectly. All options are made to order just for you. Expect your order to take 7-10 days to build and ship.