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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.

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

Brand: Progetti

Model ID: progetti-1435-gy

ISBN/UPC/GTIN: 3901001000650

Estimated Delivery Time: Subject to availability, approximately between August 17 and August 27.

PLEASE NOTE: The Progetti craftspeople will soon be on holiday for three weeks. This means that all orders made on or after the 27th of July will not be processed until the 23rd of August. Please expect delays that are in addition to the regular estimated delivery time on Progetti orders made after the 27th of July. We are very sorry for this inconvenience. Please contact us to find out more information about delivery times.

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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: 

Material: 
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.

Estimated Delivery Time: Subject to availability, approximately between August 17 and August 27.

PLEASE NOTE: The Progetti craftspeople will soon be on holiday for three weeks. This means that all orders made on or after the 27th of July will not be processed until the 23rd of August. Please expect delays that are in addition to the regular estimated delivery time on Progetti orders made after the 27th of July. We are very sorry for this inconvenience. Please contact us to find out more information about delivery times.

Worried about your order arriving on time? Nice 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.

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