Of course… if you have clockwork you have to have a winder…. And you have to remember it on those special occasions. Conjures up a vision of Nelson appearing at court and searching his pockets for the key only to find he’d left it on board, or in his other uniform coat, or something. He wore it once at court, which led to the King snubbing him, despite the great victories he’d achieved. All because he put it above his Order of the Bath, you see. Tut. Anyway, when it came to making the key, our Master Goldsmith wasn’t going to have any old key. He carved this beautiful winder (picture) – a miniature bicorn hat, + Chelengk. With a plaque on the back marking its purpose. All in one day. And the wood? Well, oak from HMS Victory, of course!