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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.

'Cu Cu' Cuckoo Clock (Wenge) by Progetti

Brand: Progetti

Model ID: progetti-1611-wenge

Estimated Delivery Time: Approximately between October 14 and October 19.

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'Cu Cu' Cuckoo Clock (Wenge) by Progetti

This sleek modern cuckoo clock by Progetti is designed by Italian designer Umberto Tolino (see below). Made of ebonised wood, it comes in three different colour models - a black and white lined, a red and white lined and wenge and black. It'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. 

Material: 
Ebonised Wood
Colour:  Wenge and black
Designer: 
Umberto Tolino (See below)
Height: 
63cm
Width: 
30cm
Depth: 9cm
Weight: 
2.2kg
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 'Cu Cu' Cuckoo Clock by Progetti: Umberto Tolino

Graduating in Industrial Design at Milan Polytechnic, with a thesis for Philips Design, young Italian designer Umberto Tolino has been involved in visual, product and strategic design since 1997. A hunter for various strategic research products and a reporter on events linked to the design system. Tolino is a founding member of the cooperative 'rnd_lab' and he also has a number of design projects published in various sector magazines. He has been included in two ADI Compasso d’Oro Design Index listings, and selected for the exhibition on The New Italian Design at the Milan Triennale event, with the rnd_time wall clock. Since 2001, he has taught at the Department of Design and contributed to various masters courses at the Politecnico di Milano.