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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.

'Fido' Cuckoo Clock (White) by Progetti

Brand: Progetti

Model ID: progetti-2280-white

ISBN/UPC/GTIN: 3901001002550

Estimated Delivery Time: Subject to availability, approximately between November 15 and November 25.

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'Fido' Cuckoo Clock (White) by Progetti

Bring home a touch of nostalgia with the 'Fido' Cuckoo Clock by Italian design leaders Progetti. It's iconic shape is inspired by the 1960's retro television set and a reminder of an era where we first stepped on the moon, saw The Beatles and The Rolling Stones bring rock to the world and where countless other myths and legends were born.

Designed by Giulia Pretti, the modern 'Fido' cuckoo clock is crafted with high-quality wood, incorporating clean, soft and rounded lines and comes in two different colours - black or white. It is a compact modern cuckoo clock that is perfect on a shelf, bedside table, or desk as a trusted companion during hours spent at work.

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.








Giulia Pretti (See below)









Power source:

Batteries (Not included)


Every hour (with automatic night-time shut off)


River stream & cuckoo calling

Light Sensor:


Country of Manufacture:



Giulia Pretti studied Furniture Design at the Politecnico di Milano, and specialized in Industrial Design. In 2008, for "Torino World Design Capital" she took part in the workshop called "Designing Connected Places" where she experienced working with people from all over the world. Thanks to an exchange program in Sweden she was able to exhibit her project 'Ulla', at the Stockholm Furniture Fair. She always tries to combine aesthetic aspect with innovation and functionality in her projects As she loves to travel, she would like to find a job abroad.

Estimated Delivery Time: Subject to availability, approximately between November 15 and November 25.

Worried about your order arriving on time? Ninety-nine percent 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. In such cases we will keep you informed of the delay and work with the courier throughout the delivery process to make it as simple as possible for you. Also, due to availability, some of our clocks need to be custom built for you by one of our many manufacturers in Italy, Germany, Japan or Switzerland. In such cases we will also inform you of the tracking details once your order is shipped from the manufacturer.

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