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  • 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.

'Cucu Chic' Chalet Cuckoo Clock (Gloss White) by Progetti

Brand: Progetti

Model ID: progetti-1927-gw

ISBN/UPC/GTIN: 3901002000296

Estimated Delivery Time: Subject to availability, approximately between July 19 and July 29.

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'Cucu Chic' Chalet Cuckoo Clock (Gloss White) by Progetti

Love to live a simple yet elegant life? Progetti proudly presents it's tribute to minimalism, the 'Cucu Chic' Chalet Cuckoo Clock by well-known Italian design team Riccardo Paolino and Matteo Fusi.

Take a close look and read the text 'Cucu Chic' on the bottom left of the clock. Notice the typography, notice the glossy finish and the chrome fittings - this modern cuckoo clock is in direct reference to the mod design aesthetics of 1940's and 50's design leaders (especially in Italy) where a stripping back of traditional styles was in vogue. Think 'Vespa', the Italian scooter brand that has taken over the world. The minimalist design, the rounded corners, the glossy finish and the chrome details make this modern cuckoo clock an item suitable for any dwelling where elegance and simplicity reigns.

'Cucu Chic' is made of wood and is entirely hand painted with non-toxic gloss varnish. Fitting to it's minimalist design, this contemporary cuckoo clock comes in two colours - the gloss white and the gloss black.

The battery powered movement has a photosensitive sensor that automatically turns off the cuckoo sound in the absence of light. It also has a switch to regulate the volume of the cuckoo sound or to switch it off completely.

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.





Gloss White


Riccardo Paolino e Matteo Fusi (see below)









Power source:

Batteries (Not included)


Every hour (with automatic night-time shut off)


River stream & cuckoo calling

Light Sensor:


Country of Manufacture:



Riccardo Paolino was born in Como in 1974. He studies Industrial Design at the Milan Polytechnic where he graduated in 2000. Fusi Matteo was born in Como in 1976. He graduated in 2001 in Production Engineering, specialization Wood and Furniture. Grown through different educational courses, the pair professionally met at the Molteni & C Research Center, where they both work as project managers and furniture designers. Here they have developed their concept of modern design and industrial production. At the same time they collaborate with various companies in the industrial design field. The ironical, witty, sensory streak distinguishing some of their creations completes their thought and project target The cuckoo clock "Cùcùrukù" is currently present in the traveling exhibition “COLLEZIONE FARNESINA DESIGN”, sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with the aim to promote the “made in italy” moniker around the world.