Modeled Off A Real Building In The Black Forest
Looking for a cuckoo clock that offers attention to detail, lots of colour & moving elements? Why not consider this charming 8 Day Mechanical Chalet Cuckoo Clock designed by world renowned clock makers HÖNES from the Black Forest in Germany, where the company was established in 1950.
This delightful clock portrays a delightful scene in the Bavarian countryside, featuring the Zastler Hut, a cosy cafe/hut located at an altitude of 1256m of the Feldberg summit- the highest peak in the Black Forest. This hut is a place where hikers, wanderers, clock peddlers and workers gather together, selling their wares to tourists and visitors.
Chalet cuckoo clocks are the most common type of cuckoo clock, and are often shaped as alpine houses that represent life in the mountain regions of Europe (mainly around Southern Germany, Switzerland and Austria). Out the front of the chalet and to the right are a clock peddler and a Black Forest lady sitting at a table enjoying a beer and a pretzel whilst their trusty dog stands guard next to them. Meanwhile, to the left is a walker, who has just arrived to the hut after a long days hiking. Additional details out the front of the chalet include another table, a water wheel, a water trough and 3 large trees. This fascinating scene also includes a clock dial in the centre of the chalet, and a number of hand painted details including flowers in the windowsills. Directly above the clock dial are colourful dancers on a balcony below the cuckoo bird. This unique clock also features a timber pendulum that hangs below the clock itself, alongside the weights, rounding out the fascinating scene.
This particular clock runs on an 8 day mechanism, and therefore needs to be wound once a week simply by pulling the weights. The in-built cuckoo of this clock calls the time each hour and once at half past, with an automatic night shut off to allow you a sound sleep before recommencing again the next morning. There are two melodies that alternate after the cuckoo calls- Edelweiss and Happy Wanderer. The automaton (moving elements) for this clock include the beer drinkers who raise their steins; the water wheel which turns, and the dancers on the balcony who twirl when the music plays after the cuckoo calls.
This beautifully designed clock by HÖNES is a charming timepiece, suitable for those looking for a quality cuckoo clock using carving methods that have been practised for hundreds of years.
Benefits of a Mechanical Cuckoo Clock
Black Forest mechanical cuckoo clocks are weight driven and are available in two different movements:
- 1 Day Movement - you wind the clock by pulling the chain and winding the weights once a day
- 8 Day Movement - you wind the clock by pulling the chain and winding the weights once a week
Each mechanical cuckoo clock will have either two or three weights; two weights for cuckoo only and three weights for cuckoo and music. One weight runs the clock movement and hands that show the time and the second weight drives the cuckoo calling mechanism. The cuckoo sound is produced using bellows that push air through two whistles creating the 'cook' and 'coo' sounds respectively. If you choose to also have music with your mechanical cuckoo clock, the third weight drives a traditional mechanical music box movement with a pinned cylinder that plucks notes on a 'comb' to produce a melody.
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 HÖNES.
For true and authentic German Black Forest clocks, many people have come to rely on the quality and craftsmanship of the HÖNES name. HÖNES offers more than 70 years of experience with creating beautiful, high quality clocks.
Using only highly skilled and talented woodcarvers, HÖNES ensures that each clock creation is exceptionally built. From the design to the details, HÖNES cuckoo clocks have an elegance and beauty that is typical of all Black Forest clockmakers. Ensuring that all clocks are made in the traditional methods is one of the reasons that HÖNES remains such a popular provider of cuckoo clocks.
Why Shop at the Clock Shop?
Our small family run business has been standing in the same location since 1993, providing Australia with the number one option for consistent quality timepieces. Don’t believe us? Check out our company reviews!
If you’re looking to purchase an authentic mechanical German cuckoo clock in Australia, then we offer a large range of quality timepieces that add a German inspired atmosphere to your home.
When you purchase a mechanical cuckoo clock from us, you will be guaranteed a product that is authentic in origin, sourced directly from Germany, and crafted of the highest quality. These beautiful and unique hand carved clocks date back to the early 18th century and are still manufactured in the Black Forest region of Germany today.
A Guaranteed Product of Authenticity
The Clock Shop is a member of the “VDS-Verein die Schwarzwalduhr” (= Black Forest clock association), and a certificate of authenticity is included for all clocks with a mechanical movement made in the Black Forest. In order to provide customers with this certificate of authenticity, the product must be produced authentically and exclusively from the Black Forest, and must be working purely mechanically with all of its essential working parts to have also been produced in the Black Forest as well. HÖNES mechanical cuckoo clocks all guarantee the hallmarks of quality, precision and authenticity and as such, come with this certificate.
When you purchase a mechanical cuckoo clock from the Clock Shop we will guarantee:
- 2 year warranty on all cuckoo clock purchases
- A VDS Certificate of authenticity
- Top quality customer service with fast response times
- Fast and secure delivery to anywhere in Australia
- A 100% happiness guarantee policy with easy returns
- Genuine Black Forest hand crafted mechanical chalet cuckoo clock by HÖNES
- Features a Bavarian timber house modeled off a real hut in the Black Forest - the Zastler Hut
- Clock peddler and a Black Forest lady sitting at a table enjoying a beer and a pretzel
- Weary walker has just arrived to the cosy hut after a long days hiking
- Hand-carved pine trees, a water trough, a water wheel, and a table outside the chalet
- Hand painted features including window shutters and flowers in the windowsills
- Wooden clock dial in the centre of the piece
- Timber pendulum that hangs below the clock itself, alongside the weights
- 8 day mechanism - needs to be wound once a week simply by pulling the weights
- In-built cuckoo of this clock calls the time each hour and once at half past
- Automaton for this clock include the beer drinkers, the water wheel and the dancers
- Music plays hourly after the clock calls
- Rotates through two different melodies - Edelweiss and Happy Wanderer
- Automatic night shut off
- Measures 52cm* in height
- Certificate of authenticity
- 2 year warranty
- Free shipping on all orders over $400
- 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.
|Movement||Mechanical 8 Day Chain Wind|
|Clock Sound||Cuckoo & Music or No Sound|
|Theme||People & Culture|
|Automaton (Moving Parts)||Water Wheel|
|Automaton (Moving Parts)||Dancers|
|Automaton (Moving Parts)||Beer Drinker|
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