The Alessi Optic Clock allows you to count not only the hours and minutes, but seconds as well. A first edition produced by Italian designer Joe Colombo hit the market in 1970, just a year before his tragic death. Known mostly for his ultra-contemporary furniture design, Colombo created the Optic Clock in either black, White or red, and Alessi re-released the design in 1988 which is now available in either Black or White.
Alessi, known as the Italian design factory, has manufactured household products since 1921. The stylish and fun items offered are the result of contemporary partnerships with some of the world's best designers of unique and modern home accessories.
The Optic Clock is available with the following:
- Made of ABS
- Quartz movement
- Operates on a 1.5V battery
- Counts hours, minutes and seconds
- Has an alarm function
- Designed by Joe Colombo
- Item: Height 3.25", Width 3.25"
- Any mechanical clock is expected to make some sort of ticking sound as the hands move. However, there is only potential for this ticking to be really audible and continual if there is a second hand. Otherwise, the clock will be basically silent or with muffled clicks limited to the movement of the minute hand.
Ratings: Based on 2.0 reviews, this product is rated 4.5 out of 5.
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