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Frequently Asked Questions:

  • 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.

'Metallic Fido' Cuckoo Clock (Bronze) by Progetti

Brand: Progetti

Model ID: progetti-2539-bronze

Estimated Delivery Time: This clock will be sent directly to your delivery address from the clockmakers workshop in Italy. Subject to availability, the delivery day is approximately between August 18 and August 28 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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Meet the 'Metallic Chic' from Italian design company 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. 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.

In the colourful design world, various finishes are constantly evolving and Progetti has created one such new finish - a new 'metallic' liquid that can be applied to the wood giving it the feel of real metal. The effect obtained is completely new and the application procedure is actually quite complex, making for a very precious and unique end result where no two pieces are identical. Thus, for their 30th anniversary, Italian design company 'Progetti have brought out this limited edition cuckoo clock with help from designer Giulia Pretti.

The minimalist design, the rounded corners, and the glossy finish make this modern cuckoo clock an item suitable for any dwelling where elegance and simplicity reigns.

The 'Metallic' 30th anniversary series comes in four different models as listed below:

This modern cuckoo clock is driven by battery quartz movement and the cuckoo strike, which chimes on the hour with the sound of a light babbling brook and sweet cuckoo call, is switched off automatically during the night by a built-in light sensor controls.

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 special 'metallic' paint

Colour:

Bronze metal

Designer:

Giulia Pretti (See below)

Height:

16cm

Width:

15cm

Depth:

13cm

Weight:

1.6kg

Power source:

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 ''FIDO” CUCKOO CLOCK BY PROGETTI: GIULIA PRETTI

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: This clock will be sent directly to your delivery address from the clockmakers workshop in Italy. Subject to availability, the delivery day is approximately between August 18 and August 28 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.