Movements: Working sawmill, moving woodchopper, turning waterwheel, spinning dancers
Night shut off: Automatic
Music: featuring 2 separate, alternating songs on each hour
Songs: Edelweiss and The Happy Wanderer
Additional features: Slide pendulum with wooden stem
Size (cm): 58 x 49 x 26.5
Size (inches): 22.8 x 19.3 x 10.4
This meticulously detailed chalet exemplifies the charm and ornateness of the Black Forest clock. Between doors painted with an Edelweiss motif, dancing couples spin along the upper terrace. The chalet itself is designed intricately with overhanging roofs, wraparound balcony and stairs, stone wall, and windows featuring green shutters and floral boxes. At the apex of the gabled roof, a bell rings from a small steeple, in time to the cuckoo bird’s calling.
On one side of the clock, behind a flower lined fence, a large saw chops and down through a tree trunk. Further behind, under a covered roof, a water wheel spins placidly beneath a water trough. At the center of the clock, a woodcutter is hard at work, raising his axe up and down to chop wood, as a St. Bernard dog observes across the way. Further minute details include a small deer, a fir tree, and a miniature water pump and trough.