Michael is certainly making a name for himself as of of the best enclosure manufacturers in the market. He just emailed me about his new NixiModerne - Variant II and it is one gorgeous piece of timekeeping machinery. The enclosure is made of black walnut cut in either 1/2 or 1/4 inch slabs. The brass plate is a solid piece of 1/4 inch metal and as you can probably guess, this thing is heavy: it weighs 30 pounds! That is one substantial clock. There are a total of 64 machine threaded fasteners so this is not going to fall apart any time soon.