"Hermle North America is a clock manufacturer and importer of quality clocks based in Amherst, Virginia. A branch of the international and world-renowned German clock makers, Hermle Uhren, Hermle North America has carved a space for itself in the interior design and home décor industry through their team’s understanding of current design and market trends. Our careful curation of clock designs feature not only those traditional favorites from our German parent company, but also the bold, the colorful, and the fanciful clock designs found elsewhere around the world." - Read More
Franz Hermle started his clock company in 1922 once Germany began recovering from World War I. His focus was on attention to detail and expert craftsmanship, which is still seen in the clocks they produce today. Exquisite wood selections, stains, paint, designs and movements are what make Hermle such a renown and quality brand.
By the 1930s, Hermle became world renown for their clock movement manufacturing, leveraging modern advancements in engineering that put them ahead of the competition who still used 19th century methods to manufacture their movements. This increased the efficiency and precision of making the clocks and resulted in a better overall product.
Hermle Clocks is known worldwide for their wide range of Grandfather clocks, Wall Clocks, Mantel Clocks and Regulator Clocks. With facilities in the United States and Germany, Hermle and their 500 employees keep a close eye on the quality of the items they produce.
For 100 years, Hermle has set the stage and standard for quality clock movements and timepieces. They continue to push forward and innovate with modern designs as well as uphold antique traditional styles. Hermle movements are found in a wide variety of other clock makers internals and they continue to offer a quality product unlike any other.
Rombach and Haas
"When entering the company’s manufacturing facility, one instantly feels taken back to the beginning of the history of cuckoo clocks. Founded in 1894, the company is now managed in the fourth generation by Ingolf and Conny Haas. The inside of the building has not changed much. Workbenches from the 18th century are still in use, the clockmakers walk on ceded wooden floors and the components are still taken from drawers with porcelain knobs, which were already used more than 100 years ago to store similar parts. Ingolf Haas works hard to maintain the historic work atmosphere and promises to continue to ensure all timepieces to be manufactured in this unique ambiance." - Read More
Rombach and Haas, abbreviated Romba, has a factory with a beautiful view which has inspired their beautiful clocks to be manufactured unlike any other since the company was founded in 1894 in Schonach. Its reputation hints at a modern, yet traditional clock company which has something to offer anyone looking for a unique and high quality clock.
Rombach and Haas is still producing hand-painted shield clocks, as well as antique reproductions, which mixed with their innovative and modern designs, goes to show their versatility in the marketplace. This respect for the old clock styles keeps their original generations of clocks alive and on available to customers today.
In 2005 Rombach and Haas introduced their first “modern-style” cuckoo clocks, giving younger generations access to the quality and craftsmanship of the Black Forest in a design that was more fit for a modern-style home. This creativity has brought the company some fame as well, as they’ve made clocks for celebrities such as Udo Walz, Daniela Low, the wife of the German national soccer team’s coach, along and many others.
Four generations of Haas family members have operated the company over the last 100 years, with the fifth willing and ready in this current day. Original workbenches and tools can be found throughout their shop. The family-owned business’s attention to quality, history and authenticity shows in each and every clock they produce. Ingolf Haas is the president of the Black Forest Clock Organization (VDS), committed to upholding authentic clock making standards in modern times.
"The name Engstler stands for a flexible family enterprise which has been lead modernly for generations. By linking tradition and innovative technology we are able to present not only mechanical cuckoo clocks, but also the latest development of quartz cuckoo clocks. Engstler Black Forest clocks
are a perfect example of quality, careful workmanship and of the
love for details. This is one of the reasons why our black forest cuckoo clocks are appreciated world-wide." - Read More
Since 1952 Engstler Uhren is a family owned business located in Villingen-Schwenningen in the Black Forest in Germany. Their passion for outstanding cuckoo clocks has pushed them forward to innovate and uphold impeccable quality in their clocks.
Josef Engstler originally founded the company and it has since handed it down to Gerold Engstler who hopes to hand it down to the fourth generation of Engstlers in the future. Over 20 employees hand craft and finely tune these works of art and give them painted and stained finishes that are among the highest quality in the clock market.
Engstler’s attention to detail is sometime to note. Their figurines come from Gardena Valley in South Tyrol and Linden Wood is used to craft the cases of the clocks, also from the region.
The movements in Engstler cuckoo clocks are made by their experts themselves, right in the heart of the Black Forest. The first quartz cuckoo clock movements were made by Engstler and their commitment to innovation is unmatched in this market. They’ve also been known to create extremely unique designs, exchanging cuckoo birds for cars in some occasions.
Engstler has used their ability to innovate and uphold generations of tradition exceptionally well over the years, and to date, is one of the finest Black Forest clock manufacturers around.
"Following the famous "German Clock Trail" through one of the most beautiful valleys of the Black Forrest, here in Simonswald, you will find our factory which has been making traditional clocks for more than 30 years. Everything from the case of the mechanism is produced and assembled in our factory. In our modern carpentry workshop the screen printed wooden boards are sawed an processed further so that all parts of the case are carefully assembled. The mechanism among other parts is stamped by hand in brass sheet, wheels and retaining springs are assembled in precise detailed work by our experienced employees which are then fitted into the various cases. Before a clock leaves our factory, it is tested, inspected and set.Our creative ideas are expressed in our ever changing models which add to the varied range already available. This is our claim to high standard rights. I invite you to come along and be inspired by our Black Forrest quality work." - Read More
Trenkle Uhren was established in 1966 in the Simonswälder Valley in the Black Forest in Germany. Just over 25 employees hand craft world renown cuckoo clocks with the impeccable German quality of manufacturing. All of the components of the clock are made in house, in the Black Forest, utilizing wood sourced from the region and employees who grew up in the area as well.
Both carved and chalet style cuckoo clocks are thoroughly inspected multiple times before being sent to customers, ensuring only the highest quality clocks leave the forest. This includes both craftsmanship of the wood, stain and paint, as well as the internal inner workings.
Trenkle has carved their own, unique path forward in the cuckoo clock space, creating countless different products ranging from weather houses, pendulum clocks and swinging clocks over various design. The beauty and magic of the Black Forest is captured and conveyed in each and every clock Trenkle ships, and at an affordable pricepoint that allows anyone who wants one to have that experience as well.
Made in Germany means something when you buy from Trenkle and the Black Forest region, and the affordability that Trenkle Uhren has been able to match their clocks with makes this iconic brand something to appreciate.
August Schwer has been making extremely high quality Cuckoo clocks since it’s inception in 1885. Based out of Schoenwald, Germany, their clock makers specialize in traditional, hand carved and chalet-style cuckoo clocks.
As a family business until 2000, when one of their own employees bought the company, they maintain a consistently high standard of craftsmanship, and each of their cuckoo clocks is VdS certified by the Black Forest Clock Association. They have a showroom that’s wonderful to visit, along with the ability to see where the clock makers perfect their craft. They have won the Black Forest Clock Association’s ‘Cuckoo Clock of the Year’ aware in 2004 and 2007 as well.
All wood used to make the clocks is from the Black Forest region, and when possible, metals from the region are selected as well. August Schwer aims to keep as many pieces and parts of the clocks they make sourced from the Black Forest region, further enhancing their authenticity. Scenery depicted in the designs of many of their clocks are inspired by country life in the region, bringing a little piece of the Black Forest into your home with each clock.
As one of the finest Cuckoo Clock manufacturers in the world, August Schwer upholds the best in clockmaking the Black Forest has to offer, with a wonderful attention to detail. When you purchase a clock made by August Schwer, you receive a little piece of the Black Forest.
Barry Gamble has been designing, manufacturing and repairing contemporary and modern clock art in his California Sonoma/Napa area workshop for nearly 50 years. In addition to restoring and improving historical works such as Aurora and Prisma, Gamble is world-renowned for his own unique chronological creations.
Gamble graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in electrical engineering. He worked from 1964-1973 for Hewlett Packard, while starting Chrono-Art Inc. in 1971. In 1973, he left HP to pursue horology full-time, dreaming up and making beautiful clocks with the latest technology at an affordable price.
Technology and its changes are important elements in Gamble’s designs. His work displays time in beautiful and playful ways, yet also reflects the periods in time during which the work was created. For example, TTL logic becoming reasonably priced in 1969 permitted Dot Clock to be produced. CMOS logic allowed for the Audocron in 1979 (inspired by a friend’s idea of creating a clock for the blind). The availability of Bi-Color Light Emitting Diodes led to the Time Square in 1987. One-time programmable microprocessors helped move the Vortex & Omichron (along with laser cutting) into existence in 1990. The introduction of blue light emitting diodes added to the TimeCapsule. Ultra-bright blue light emitting diodes are featured on the Omichron II. Even brighter LEDs led to the DreamTime and improvements in the Aurora & Prisma clocks. Changes in technology can also render certain works in a constant state of ‘in progress’ over time.
From the modernist-inspired city of Barcelona, Nomon creates innovative modern clocks with a luxurious aesthetic. Norman is a leading company of indoor clocks which combine innovative techniques and artisan handmade processes which result in durable and beautiful designs.
Designer José María Reina belongs to a wonderful generation that brought Barcelona to the forefront of industrial design. His work in furniture and jewelry design fuses together to create clocks that are more than just timepieces. “It is our goal to give the clock back its prestige and distinction as a decorative element.” - Reina.
Nomon fuses the passion for jewelry and furniture design creating an innovative project where the clock and the furniture become protagonists, giving them back their prestige and focus.
ARCHITECTMADE“Here at ARCHITECTMADE, we have a mission to create crafted, elegant, and simple products, serving as a reminder in today’s fast-changing world, that quality is still timeless.” -ARCHITECTMADE Established in 2004 in Denmark, ARCHITECTMADE is a great example of a company that is moving away from impulsive consumerism culture. They are instead committed to creating products that stand the test of time; the kind of products you will never get bored of looking at. Inspired by archives, museums and drawings that hold rare design objects from the most talented architects from around the world, ARCHITECTMADE pulls together world renown talent to create truly unique and quality works of art.
Some of the best cuckoo clocks in the world come from the Black Forest in Germany and Hones is no exception. In 1950, Hones was build by Daniel Hones and his passionate team of hand made clock makers and resides at the Titisee Lake in the mountains of the Black Forest.
Over the years, Hones has won many awards for exceptional clocks and has one of the largest selections of cuckoo clocks for any taste, style or timepiece desire. Hones has been committed to using Black Forest materials to create works of art that are not only made in the Black Forest, but are made from the Black Forest, allowing any one who owns one of these special clocks to have a piece of the forest as well.
Deep hand carvings and elegant and skillful craftsmanship are the trademarks of Hones clocks. Their clocks are made consistently with the traditional approach to cuckoo clock crafting, preserving the art form and ensuring a unique finish on every cuckoo clock they produce. Expect only the finest from this high quality cuckoo clock maker, Hones.
With the strength of aesthetic tradition which combines the concept of elegance with that of simplicity, COVO, italian DNA and international roots, has made itself the perfect interpreter of these two terms developing an autonomous and distinctive language, capable of marrying tradition and contemporaneity classicism and avant-garde design. With its first steps through the severity of form and signs exported from Orient, it gives character to its products while at the same time remaining faithful to its origins, enriching them progressively with new and constant stimulation from the world of design. With and sensitive eye, it directs and manages research that ranges from the skilful uses of materials to the giving body to the voices of designers, permitting itself an occasion to go with an ironic spirit into the field of experimentation, without overstepping the limit into useless showmanship. The fantasy of form and attention to materials become the protagonists and the final product shines with a fresh and extremely personal aesthetic without sacrificing functionally. A strong identity founded on a primary need of feasibility, a harmonious marriage of form and content, a brand capable of seducing and conquering the attention of an ever more vast public thanks to the unceasing search for a point of balance, in real and not apparent terms.
Contemplating time differently and enjoying it, it is a common wish that we would share with you, in Tothora we design and manufacture by hand our clocks, minimalist and unique forms, asymmetrically displacing hours one side, transforming them into unique pieces we want to be part of your home or office, different clocks for different spaces, this is our maximum, for this I sign each one by hand, certifying its authenticity. Clocks made entirely in Barcelona, with German Quartz movement, with exceptional reliability and silence that let you enjoy the time in a different way.
Take a look, we offer you a tour of our time that will not leave you indifferent, with the best views of our time sculptures.
Debora Carlucci creations are the maximum expression of craftsmanship, design and culture of Made in Italy and key element of recognition of the brand in Italy and abroad. All the articles are hand-made drawing after drawing, detail after detail. Crystal, precious stones and mother-of-pearl are some of best raw materials used. The result is an object of undisputed prestige. Debora Carlucci creations are not only objects, but a day of celebration, a surprise, the rustling of a wedding dress the arrival of a new life.
DeboraCarlucci objects are created to be lived.
I Italian style, flexibility, attention to details and quality of raw materials. Debora Carlucci creations give the customer an object containing all the international experience in the gift world and crystal working.
Omelette Editions is a company that designs, makes, curates and sells furniture and design objects whose contemporary style is characterized by the simplicity of its lines. Clarity and honesty are the main values of this company and can be seen in all the designs they produce. The aim is to offer a new perspective on design by taking a close, human and familiar approach to everyday objects.
Created in 2010, it was founded by La Mamba design studio as an outlet for their own designs in the form of a curating company.
The Quality and Spirit of Switzerland
Loetscher clocks are a piece of Switzerland because of the materials within and because of the stories they tell.
Locally Sourced Swiss Materials and Craftsmen: The stones, the sand, and the
linden wood are sourced locally, from nearby Loetscher’s home town of Brienz. Brienz is a cozy little Alpine village located right in the heart of Switzerland, sitting at the northern shore of the breathtakingly beautiful Lake Brienz. This peaceful, idyllic hamlet of just over 2,000 souls has developed a reputation over the centuries for its artisans in the woodworking industry. These gifted craftsmen and craftswomen are admired across the continent for consistently producing the highest quality woodworks. Not surprisingly, Brienz boasts a world-renowned woodcarving school.
Swiss Culture and Stories: The world-famous stories of Heidi the charming orphan and Barry the legendary rescue dog are intertwined with depictions of other Swiss culture, architecture, native wildlife, and traditions.
Loetscher built their first clock in 1920, and they're deeply gratified to say that the same loving care and craftsmanship that went into their first clock, still goes into every Loetscher cuckoo clock built today, making each one a truly timeless timepiece. Loetscher is also proud to say that they're the only genuine Swiss chalet cuckoo clock maker in existence today.
Loetscher operates two facilities in different parts of Switzerland that have specific
duties in the manufacturing of the clocks. All of the initial steps involved in building the clocks are done in the woodworking facility in Brienz, a small village in central Switzerland in the canton of Berne. Their woodworking artisans take wood that has been aged several years (to ensure it won’t warp or crack in humid or dry environments) and hand-carve every chalet and all the figurines that adorn them. This initial process takes time, and it’s the most costly way to build clocks, but it’s what distinguishes Loetscher from the rest.
The finished clock bodies are then brought to their assembly plant in Kreuzlingen, by the lake of Constance, where the clockworks, music boxes and gears that enable the figurines to move are assembled and positioned into the clocks. And then finally, the weights and pendulums are added, completing the last steps of assembly.
Rexartis is a workshop of artistic craftsmanship specialized in the production of original wall clocks with a refined eye for detail. All clocks are interpreted as interior design complements with taste and creativity. For Rexartis, Made in Italy is not just an indication of the origin of the product, it is the awareness that every wall clock will be experienced by people who love beauty and quality. The internal mechanics are hand made in Germany as well, with ultra-precise and soundproofed movements.