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  • What does 'night-time shutoff' or 'light sensor' mean?

    Most cuckoo clocks (either mechanical or battery powered) come with 'night-time shutoff' in either a manual or 'light sensor' variety. This just means that both varieties enable you to control when the clock makes sounds.

    Mechanical cuckoo clocks have a manual 'night-time shutoff' which are usually a lever with 2 positions - sound on or sound off. 

    Battery powered cuckoo clocks usually come with an automatic 'night-time shutoff' otherwise known as a light sensor which detects light levels and disables sound when the lights are off or it is very dark. While some include volume levels as well as sound on/off positions, some models also include an option to stop the sound between the hours of 9:00pm and 8:00am.

Carved 8-day musical Aesops fable 'fox and the raven' themed cuckoo clock with twin doors, fox, raven and grapes 70cm by Hubert Herr

Brand: Hubert Herr

Model ID: hubert-herr-184/8M

ISBN/UPC/GTIN: 4026061009772

Estimated Delivery Time: This clock will be sent directly to your delivery address from the clockmakers workshop in Germany. Subject to availability, the delivery day is approximately between November 04 and November 08 for all UK and mainland Europe customers. Please be mindful that, while uncommon, delays can occur but we will notify you if there are delays.

IMPORT COSTS: Cuckoo Collections is proud to announce that we will pay for ALL customs charges or Import VAT costs (due to the new Brexit trade union with the EU). We don't want our customers being surprised by any additional charges. Therefore, if you are notified of any customs charges then please let us know. We will organise to have these paid or the amounts refunded back to you.

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This beautifully carved 8-day musical cuckoo clock is crafted in the Black Forest by renowned cuckoo clock manufacturers 'Hubert Herr'.

Design

It's design depicts the theme of "the fox and the raven" which is a favourite of Aesops fables, and is the story of a wily fox who outsmarts a raven for a grape. 

In the fable a raven has found a grape and has retired to a branch to eat it. A fox, wanting the grape for himself, cleverly decides to flatter the raven in a ploy to steal the grape. The fox says "Oh, you are so beautiful! But I wonder if your voice is just as beautiful to match?". Blushing, the raven proudly puffs out its chest, takes a deep breath, and lets out its most sweetest 'caw-caw' only to have the grape fall from it's mouth and be quickly devoured by the cunning fox waiting under the tree. 

This beautifully carved cuckoo clock features these two characters, the fox and the raven both hand-carved and with realistic eyes made of glass, the raven is perched looking down at the fox and the fox struts below the wooden clock dial, looking up at the raven. Framing these two charming characters, and adding to the design are an array of hand-carved maple leaves, interspersed with bunches of ripe grapes

This traditional carved cuckoo clock also comes complete with it's own hand-carved and hand-painted cuckoo bird which, upon the hour, animates from behind it's little door and sings it's 'cuckoo' for the corresponding number of hours. It also features a little Black Forest music man, who plays a short melody, either 'Edelweiss' or 'Happy Wanderer'.

This 8-day movement carved cuckoo clock is perfect for adding some rustic charm and a splash of colour and life to any living room, hallway or study.

Cuckoo Chime

It features a charming little cuckoo bird which animates from behind it's little door and sings in the hour (a succession of 'cuckoo' calls, corresponding to the time of day). The sound can be turned off manually at night with a 'sound-off' lever. 

Music

The cuckoo clock plays it's melodies through a mechanical Swiss-made music box that alternates between the songs "Edelweiss" and "Happy wanderer". The sound can be switched off at night with a manual lever. 

This clock features:

    • Moving cuckoo bird which moves out from behind it's door and chimes with it’s ’cuckoo' sound on the hour. 
    • A twin door to the left of the normal cuckoo door which features a little Black Forest music man who animates on the hour. 
    • Equipped with a German brass rack-strike movement by Hubert Herr which keeps perfect time as long as the clock is wound.
    • Equipped with Swiss-made music box which alternates between playing two different melodies upon the hour - 'The Happy Wanderer' and 'Edelweiss'.
    • Moving pendulum that sways side-to-side.
    • Manual night-time sound shut-off lever.
    • 8-day movement (which means it needs to be wound manually every eight days).

    8-day Movement

          This cuckoo clock has 8-day movement meaning approximately every eight days the clock needs to be manually wound. The act of winding the cuckoo clock is very easy and only requires someone to gently pull on the chains so that the weights are drawn back to their utmost position. Gravity does the rest and ensures the clock can be kept perfectly on time as the weight lowers and slowly pulls the chain back through the clock-work mechanism.

          Guarantee & Authenticity

          This cuckoo clock by Hubert Herr is guaranteed with the 'Black Forest Clock Association's Certificate of Authenticity' to verify that the clock was made in the Black Forest Region, Germany and that all of it's parts, including it's internal clock mechanism, have been made with the highest of standard of manufacture.

          All of our cuckoo clocks come with a 30-day money back guarantee, a 2 year warranty, and FREE shipping within Europe & Mainland UK.

          Product Details:

          Material:
          Locally sourced wood, German-made brass rack-strike clock mechanism, Swiss-made music box, solid cast-iron weights.
          Colour: Natural wood & hand-painted elements.
          Movement Type: 8-day movement
          Size (height): 70cm
          Sound shut-off:
          Manually - the clock can be silenced manually with a 'sound-off' lever. 
          Warranty: 2 years

           

          Black Forest Clock Association's 'Certificate of Authenticity'

          All of our mechanical Black Forest cuckoo clocks come complete with a 'Certificate of Authenticity' which verifies that the clock was made in the Black Forest Region, Germany and that all of it's parts, including it's internal clock mechanism, have been made with the highest of standard of manufacture. This certificate was created by the Black Forest Clock Association as a certification process designed to protect the Black Forest tradition and to represent it's quality around the world. This is the promise that Cuckoo Collections passes on from our manufacturers to you, the customer.

          Estimated Delivery Time: This clock will be sent directly to your delivery address from the clockmakers workshop in Germany. Subject to availability, the delivery day is approximately between November 04 and November 08 for all UK and mainland Europe customers. Please be mindful that, while uncommon, delays can occur but we will notify you if there are delays.

          IMPORT COSTS: Cuckoo Collections is proud to announce that we will pay for ALL customs charges or Import VAT costs (due to the new Brexit trade union with the EU). We don't want our customers being surprised by any additional charges. Therefore, if you are notified of any customs charges then please let us know. We will organise to have these paid or the amounts refunded back to you.

          Worried about your order arriving on time? Nine out of ten of our orders arrive within the estimated delivery time or even earlier. However sometimes there can be factors (such as availability and delivery location) that can affect the delivery time and lengthen it by a few days or even a week or two for some more complex models. In such cases we will keep you informed of the delay and work with the the manufacturer and courier throughout the process to make it as simple as possible for you to rest assured knowing your clock is on track to you. Many of our clocks are held in stock with our suppliers but, depending on the model/brand, some are built-to-order by one of our many manufacturers in Italy, Germany, Japan or Switzerland. We appreciate your patience in such cases and we will inform you of the tracking details as soon as your order is shipped from the manufacturer or supplier.

          At any time, if you have questions or concerns about the delivery time of your order (maybe because it's for a birthday, wedding or Christmas present) then let us know and we will do our best to fast-track the order with our manufacturers. Contact us here.