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Frequently Asked Questions:

  • What does 'nighttime shutoff' or 'light sensor' mean?

    Most cuckoo clocks (either mechanical or battery powered) come with 'nighttime 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 'nighttime shutoff' which are usually a lever with 2 positions - sound on or sound off. 

    Battery powered cuckoo clocks usually come with an automatic 'nighttime 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.

'Ceraunavolta' Cuckoo Clock (Green) by Progetti

Brand: Progetti

Model ID: progetti-2140-green

Estimated Delivery Time: Approximately between December 10 and December 15.

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'Ceraunavolta' or 'Once upon a time' Cuckoo Clock (Green) by Progetti

'Ceraunavolta' or 'C'era una volta' is Italian for 'Once upon a time'. This modern cuckoo clock by Progetti is a return to origins and is inspired by the artisan cuckoo clock. Crafted to form a set of geometric shapes, with clear-cut lines, this cuckoo clocks is distinct, bold and would proudly sit within a rustic environment. It is a cuckoo clock for the true individual. 

Designed by renowned Italian designer Alberto Sala (see below), this cuckoo clock is made of wood and PVC, each with a different colour to create three colour versions burgundy, brown and blue, green, all with orange detailsIt's quartz movement is battery powered and the cuckoo strike, which chimes on the hour with the sound of a light babbling brook and sweet cuckoo call, can be volume controlled and is also switched off automatically during the night by a built-in light sensor.

All Progetti cuckoo clocks are fitted with an Engstler™ clock & cuckoo mechanism which is custom built by the Engstler cuckoo clock manufacturer in the Black Forest region, Germany. Their craftsmanship ensures your cuckoo clock works as wonderfully as the world-famous traditional cuckoo clocks of the Black Forest region. 

Product details:

Material: 
Wood and PVC
Colour:  Green
Designer: 
Alberto Sala
Height: 
50cm
Width: 
14cm
Depth: 14cm
Weight: 
1.8kg
Power source:  2 x C cell batteries (Not included)
Chime: Every hour (with automatic night-time shut off)
Sound: River stream & cuckoo calling
Light Sensor:  Yes
Country of Manufacture: Italy 

Meet the designer of the 'Ceraunavolta' Cuckoo Clock by Progetti: Alberto Sala

Both an architect and designer, Sala is professionally involved in visual communication for product and furniture design companies. He teaches in the Faculty of Design at the Politecnico di Milano (Politecnic of Milan), in the area of virtual representation and modeling of architectural spaces. Sala is a collaborator with the INDACO department of the Faculty of Design, in the visual communications and interior design sector and he follows a research path in computer graphics applied to photo realism. In 2002, Alberto Sala participated as founding member of the RND-lab collective and in 2006 he started the ASPS studio experience.