A Genuine Black Forest Cuckoo Clock
This charming Battery Chalet Cuckoo Clock By ENGSTLER represents a fine example of a genuine, high quality hand-crafted Black Forest cuckoo clock, produced from Schwarzwald in Germany, a region otherwise known as the Black Forest.
Measuring 34cm in height*, this endearing chalet style cuckoo clock is made from solid wood and portrays the scene of an alpine chalet in the mountainous woodlands of Germany. The chalet features a colourful scene that includes a water wheel, a beer drinker, a dog as well as colourful dancers situated on a balcony above the clock dial. Additional features on this clock include deer head trophies on the outside of the chalet, as well as hand painted features including the window shutters and pine tree. Chalet cuckoo clocks are the most famous and common type of cuckoo clock, and are often shaped as alpine houses and feature carvings that represent life in the mountain regions of Europe (mainly around Southern Germany, Switzerland and Austria). Chalet style cuckoo clocks can range from simple arrangements of carved features to very detailed scenes with many moving parts (known as automaton). The particular automaton for this cuckoo clock include the beer drinker who raises his mug on the hour to the cuckoo call; the water wheel that turns and the colourful dancers on the balcony who dance when the music plays.
The in-built cuckoo of this beautiful clock calls the time each hour, with an automatic night-time shut-off that is controlled by a light sensor. When the room is dark enough, the cuckoo will no longer sound allowing you a sound sleep, before recommencing as the room lights up again the next morning. There is also a manual override to silence the cuckoo altogether should that be preferred. This particular chalet cuckoo clock also features optional music with 12 different traditional melodies that alternate on the hour.
This beautifully designed clock by ENGSTLER is a charming timepiece, suitable for those looking for a quartz battery cuckoo clock that is reliable and very precise at keeping time, whilst keeping in design features using carving methods that have been practised for hundreds of years.
This cuckoo clock comes with an option of 12 different melodies that rotate each hour including:
- Cuckoo waltz
- Bavarian country trader
- Mill in the Black Forest
- Wood chopper March
- Happy wanderer
- Drink, brother, drink
- There is a Hofbräuhaus in Munich
- For Elise
- Home sweet home
- Salut d'amour
Benefits of a Quartz Battery Operated Cuckoo Clock
Quartz cuckoo clocks operate differently to mechanical cuckoo clocks. Quartz simply means the clock movement is battery operated. One benefit of a quartz operated cuckoo clock is that they are easier to manage and more hands off than a traditional mechanical cuckoo clock, as they do not require to be wound, and often feature ornamental or decorative weights and chains.
Quartz cuckoo clocks are available with or without music; the models that come with music play 12 different tunes that alternate each hour. Some models feature the sound of a real cuckoo bird in a forest environment.
Most quartz cuckoo clocks feature a light sensor for automatic night shut off to automatically mute any sound when the room gets dark.
Hand Crafted in the Black Forest, Germany
This genuine cuckoo clock is hand crafted in the Black Forest region of Germany by artisan clock makers Engstler
ENGSTLER Black Forest clocks are a wonderful example of quality, careful workmanship and a love for detail.
The name ENGSTLER stands for a flexible family enterprise which has been led with modern ideas for generations.
By linking tradition and innovative technology, ENGSTLER are able to present not only mechanical cuckoo clocks, but also the latest development of quartz cuckoo clocks to the world.
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If you’re looking to purchase an authentic battery German cuckoo clock in Australia, then we offer a large range of quality timepieces that add a playful German inspired atmosphere to your home.
- Genuine hand-crafted battery operated chalet cuckoo clock by ENGSTLER
- Charming alpine scene with a large amount of fine details
- Cuckoo calls the time each hour
- Music plays on the hour alternating through 12 different traditional melodies
- Music is optional and can be turned off with a switch
- Automatic night shut off with light sensor
- Manual override switch
- Measures 34cm in height
- High quality pendulum battery quartz movement that accurately holds time
- 3 x C batteries required
- Hand crafted in the Black Forest region of Germany
- 2 year warranty
- Fast delivery Australia wide
- Happiness guaranteed
Whilst we do our best to accurately capture all products to best represent their natural appearance, the colour and finish of this product may vary slightly from the images on our website.
*The measurements of the clock do not include the height of the weights or pendulum.
Please also note the image depicts the mechanical model, however the body and details of the clock are identical to the mechanical version, with the only difference being decorative display weights, smaller chains and a slightly different cuckoo door and bird on the battery version, which can very from model to model.