Clock, a practical work of art, should meet the demands of both function and aesthetic wishes.
The flip clock combines the elegance of classical design with the creative element of modern design.
As the desktop daytimer, it takes its styling from the flip-clock beauties of yesteryear, adding a retro touch to the modern workspace. It’s a perpetual desk calendar, too, which means make it once, and you’ll be able to keep tabs on the day year after year.
Unusual for other clocks, this kind of alarm clock indicated the time neither through the pointer, not through the LCD screen, but with a similar sports scoreboard display to show.
What’s more, it boasts a “steampunk” design with moving gears and a great sense of mechanical, which are truly works of applied art.
The first document that records the existence of the Fratelli Solari Company as an ‘old and prized tower clocking industry’ dates back to 1725. But it wasn’t until 1948 when Remigio Solari, a self-taught engineer, invented the flap display: alphanumeric characters and text fitted onto metal flaps and attached on a wheel mechanism. The Solari board, the name by which it would become known as, was first installed at Liège-Guillemins station in Belgium in 1956. Never before had information of time been displayed in such a fashion and it became an industry standard in rail and air terminals worldwide.
To many interested in vintage flip clocks, the name Solari Udine and Cifra 3 can often be shrouded in mystery and some hyperbole. Many have taken to calling the Cifra 3 the "Holy Grail of Flip Clocks." While this title may be just a little exaggerated, the clock that started the flip clock explosion in the US (primarily in the 1970s and early 80s), and around the world, was none other than, the Solari Udine Cifra 3.
The Cifra 3 is the holy grail of flip clocks. It was designed by Italian architect Gino Valle (1923–2003) in 1965, with significant contribution from Belgian inventor John Myer. The Cifra 3 is widely considered a masterpiece of industrial design, using a split-flap display to display hours and minutes. The clock won the prestigious Compasso d’Oro prize for design and is on permanent display at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Science Museum in London.
TWEMCO is the world’s only manufacturer specializing in fully automatic flip clocks for over half century. Since 1956, TWEMCO had started developing the best fully automatic perpetual calendar digital clocks for people. With over 50 years of experience and by virtue of its excellent craftsmanship and unique features (Invention Patented), TWEMCO has became an icon of fashion, interpreting the value of time.
High Precision Time:
Twemco design high torque movement with accuracy for less than 0.5 sec per month.
Individual tuned German movement with accuracy less than 1 sec per month.
Automatic re-setting for days of the months with other than 31 days. Even accounting for 29th February every leap year once started. No further adjustment is ever necessary.
Injection molded ABS case and clear view acrylic glass cover.
White and black colors available.
High precision digital numbered plate, maintenance free, and sharp white numbers and letters on black background.
Honoring the New Year is one of only a handful of traditions universally cherished around the globe. The new year 2019 is coming and it’s time for a new calendar!
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