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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.

'Mr. Orange' Cuckoo Clock (Hammered gold) by Progetti

Brand: Progetti

Model ID: progetti-2190-hg

ISBN/UPC/GTIN: 3901001002090

Estimated Delivery Time: Subject to availability, approximately between December 24 and January 03 for all UK and mainland Europe customers. Please be aware that this is a delivery estimate from past delivery times for this clockmaker. However delays, although uncommon, can happen and this can increase the delivery time by a few days. In all cases, we will notify you once we are aware of any delays.

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'Mr. Orange' Cuckoo Clock (Hammered gold) by Progetti

The shape of 'Mr. Orange', a modern cuckoo clock by Progetti, is the reduction of the traditional chalet cuckoo clock which itself is a reduction of the simple iconic image of the country-side cottage.

Here, however, the lines are clean, simple, and the structure is reduced to it's essence - crafted in a walnut frame and yet beautifully adorned in glorious hammered gold, while the pendulum, cuckoo hole and hour hand are coloured with a dash of orange. 'Mr. Orange', designed by legendary Italian designer Alberto Sala is a symbol of the contemporary cuckoo clock. It features a solid walnut frame which borders each side, filled with hammered gold. The 'Mr. Orange' model cuckoo clock comes in five different colours/textures - ranging from this classic hammered gold, to a dark wenge brown wood, to a tartan beige & blue, to a striped beige & blue and finally to a jazzy black & white polka-dot - find one today that will match the style of your home!

The battery powered movement has a photosensitive sensor that automatically turns off the cuckoo sound in the absence of light so that no one is ever woken by the chime. 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.


PRODUCT DETAILS:

Material:

Wood (Walnut frame and hammered gold surface)

Colour:

Hammered Gold

Designer:

Alberto Sala (see below)

Height:

45cm

Width:

16cm

Depth:

10cm

Weight:

1.35kg

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 ''MR. ORANGE” 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.

Estimated Delivery Time: Subject to availability, approximately between December 24 and January 03 for all UK and mainland Europe customers. Please be aware that this is a delivery estimate from past delivery times for this clockmaker. However delays, although uncommon, can happen and this can increase the delivery time by a few days. In all cases, we will notify you once we are aware of any delays.

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.