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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.

'Silos' Cuckoo Clock (Grey and yellow) by Progetti

Brand: Progetti

Model ID: progetti-1435-gy

ISBN/UPC/GTIN: 3901001000650

Estimated Delivery Time: Approximately between March 21 and March 31.

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'Silos' Cuckoo Clock (Gray and yellow) by Progetti

This modern cuckoo clock by Progetti is made of PVC, wood and aluminium. 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. 

Product Details: 

PVC, wood and aluminium
Colour:  Gray and yellow
Designer:  Giulio Iacchetti (see below)
Height:  28cm 
Radius:  17cm
Weight:  2.5kg
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 Progetti's 'Silos' Cuckoo Clock: Giulio Lacchetti

Born in 1966, Giulio Iacchetti has worked in the field of industrial design since 1992. He alternates this activity with teaching at many universities and schools of design in Italy and abroad. The distinctive characteristics of his work include the research and definition of new object typologies. Such examples include the 'Moscardino' - a multi-use biodegradable utensil for which, in 2001, together with Matteo Ragni, he won the Compasso d’Oro and achieved his objective of becoming part of the permanent design collection of MoMA New York. He also conceived and helps with the coordination of the group project 'Eureka Coop', for 'Coop Italia', which brings design into the major retailing circuit focusing on the new generation of Italian design. In 2009 this project won the 'Premio dei Premi' for the innovation bestowed by the President of the Italian Republic. Currently he works as artistic director for important brands like 'iB Rubinetterie', 'Ceramica Globo' and Il Coccio design edition. For Corraini Edizioni he has edited the book 'Italianità', a collection of contributions on objects, symbols, odors, flavors and sounds that contribute to form the consciousness of the Italian people.