The Ski Chalet Cuckoo Clock from recalls the joy of a day spent skiing through powdery slopes, hiking through flower-crowned meadows, and exploring the hundred year old chalets that dot the Swiss countryside.
These clocks are modeled after traditional Swiss homes, with red geraniums bursting from their balconies, water troughs nearby, and lace curtains in all their windows.
Like the craft of clockmaking itself, these clocks are built to be passed down for generations: sand and stone from the lake beside the workshop are used for the clocks' ornamentation, the linden wood has been aged for years to prevent the warping and cracking of time, and the internal clockworks are monitored and finely tuned for weeks to ensure perfect timekeeping.
This is truly a keepsake for anyone who has been to Switzerland, has ancestors from Switzerland, or dreams of going someday.
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Read more about the story of cuckoo clocks here.
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Made by hand in Switzerland.
Measures 8 x 6"
Mechanical clockworks (not battery-powered).
Cuckoo chimes every half hour.
Includes a manual switch to silence chime.
Run one day before chains need to be wound again.
Ornamentation is hand-painted and hand-carved, so each clock is unique.