If there is one item that a world traveller will always consider essential, it is the travel clock.
While mobile phones have taken over many time-keeping roles as part of their functionality, nothing adds a personal touch to a hotel room like one’s own alarm clock. And if justification for a dedicated clock is needed, frequent travellers can recall the occasions when the wake-up call from the front desk never arrived...
- NeroUno Table Clock Collection by Montegrappa
Following the form of Montegrappa’s stylish NeroUno wristwatches are two alarm clocks.
While both will fit comfortably into one’s hand luggage, the larger is best suited to domestic use or a cruise, the smaller being specifically devised for travel.
Either timepiece should add an elegant touch to any nightstand – permanent or in transit.
Both clocks are powered by Swiss-made quartz movements, and both offer an easy-to-set alarm function with an arrow on a rotating inner dial indicating the hour set for wake-up.
Located at the 12, o’clock position is a knurled octagonal steel crown for setting the time and the alarm. Hours and minutes are indicated by hands in chrome for the black dial version, or black PVD for the white dial version, both with luminescent material to provide visibility in the dark.
Both clocks consist of cases machined from stainless steel, with finishes including polished and brushed surfaces along the central body. Each is constructed of four components, the robust cases featuring bevelled bezels surrounding either a matte white or matte black dial formed of two levels.
These are protected by mineral glass, their central sections finished in a guilloché pattern, while the hours are marked with applied chrome indexes. At the 12 o’clock position is the signature detail shared with NeroUno wristwatches: a black faceted gemstone.
For both clocks, the polished steel case backs are held securely by four screws. Recessed into the case-backs are swing-out supports that allow the clocks to stand at a comfortable angle.
The larger edition makes a perfect accompaniment to a well-appointed desk, at home or in the office while the smaller model, with travel in mind, is supplied with a leather pouch to protect it while “on the road”.