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.
Model ID: progetti-1695-red
Estimated Delivery Time: Approximately between November 11 and November 16.
Meet the 'Qoockooo' a classic cuckoo clock from Italian design company Progetti. This modern cuckoo clock has been restyled in a contemporary fashion, reminiscent of the traditional chalet cuckoo clock. With well-defined features and a distinct shape, it's unique asymmetric roof, gives life to a new cuckoo clock of minimalist design. The bold writing 'qoo ckooo!!' placed between the bird and the hands of the clock which recalls the sound the feathered bird makes.
Made of wood, this simple and bold contemporary cuckoo clock is designed by renowned Italian designer Alberto Sala and comes in six colour variants:
It 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.
This clock also goes by the name 'Q01' Cuckoo Clock.
|Designer:||Alberto Sala (see below)|
|Power source:||Batteries (Not included)|
|Chime:||Every hour (with automatic night-time shut off)|
|Sound:||River stream & cuckoo calling|
|Country of Manufacture:||Italy|
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.