As the origin of modern watches, Germany has a negligible significance for the development of watches. “German clock, Swiss watch” is the first impression of many watch lovers. As the origin of German watches and clocks, the Black Forest region is still a concentrated production place for high-end watches in Germany.
The most special thing in the Black Forest watch industry is the 300-year-old cuckoo clock. Unlike the gorgeous and fashionable of ordinary watches, the Black Forest Cuckoo Clock is the perfect combination of local life, cultural atmosphere, and clock. It is a kind of beauty enjoyment and love that is endowed with the beauty and soul of the watch.
The Black Forest industry was founded in Germany in the seventeenth century. According to the book, the Black Forest is snowy in winter. In their spare time, the farmers make many useful instruments and handicrafts from wood.
Around 1640, a pair of brothers named Kuz invented a time-indicating instrument in their glass workshop, the world’s first black forest clock (wooden clock).
In 1738, Franz Anton Ketterer skillfully designed the sound of a local cuckoo with a bellows, completing the world’s first cuckoo clock and the first cuckoo clock. The design and change of lacquer painting as the shape are also called “painted canvas cuckoo clock”. Because of its sturdy and durable design, the bells are pleasing and loved by people. In 1805, only
1850 – Creative and hardworking Black Forest residents, with their imagination, talent, wisdom, and skill, combine the cuckoo clock with the local wood raw materials and exquisite wood carving crafts to make the second generation cuckoo clock — Traditional woodcarving cuckoo clock.
The cuckoo clock, which is based on houses and living scenes, is not only fine craftsmanship but also full of artisans’ passion for life. The realistic landscape wood carvings contain more artisans and flowers on this land. The feelings of a tree and a bird. At this time, the watch industry in the Black Forest region has become quite popular, and many families make a living by making watches. In the second half of the 19th century, the Cuckoo Clock became a world-famous souvenir and a symbol of Germany in the eyes of foreigners.
2005 – The Haas couple, the leader of the Black Forest Cuckoo Clock, introduced the “revolutionary” fashion concept to the cuckoo clock. Combining the 300-year-old cuckoo clock with modern fashion elements creates the third generation, the stylish cuckoo clock. Let the 300-year-old antiques have a more modern style of fashionism, the combination of fashion, simple shape, and practical functions, make the cuckoo clock become the fashion art of modern home decoration!
2010 – During the entire Shanghai World Expo, the Black Forest Cuckoo Clock is one of the symbols of Freiburg, the green capital of Baden-Württemberg, and has been exhibiting at the German Pavilion. The descendants of Cuckoo Clock, Haas, visited the site of the Expo and performed the clockwork skills of tourists more than 200 years ago.
July 24, 2013 – German Chancellor Angela Merkel presents a stylish cuckoo clock as a gift to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
2014 – Mrs. Loew, the coach of the German football national team, specially asked the Haas to order a cuckoo clock as a Christmas gift for her husband.
Until now, Cuckoo Clock has been writing its time legend.