The Words Are Mightier Than The HandsOff the wrist and into your home, these new Qlocktwo Clocks are one of a kind -- an exercise in textual timekeeping with a contemporary spirit. The hour and minute hands which have graced clocks for centuries have been replaced with rows and columns of text, a system that illuminates the time down to the minute. It is the work of Biegert & Funk, the German watch and clock maker that has created this word-revolution.
Qlocktwo Classic Wall ClockNo hands. No digits.
Qlocktwo makes you stop and look at time in a different way. The typographical display combines the moment with the written word and turns it into a statement. It is half past nine.“
The 45 x 45 cm clock, made of wood with multiple coats of paint, can be used as a wall clock or as a free-standing object. The front panel of the QLOCKTWO is fixed by magnets. In this way it can be changed without visible means of attachment.
The time in words on your wall or desk.For the first time, Biegert & Funk is exhibiting a completely new kind of clock, the QLOCKTWO does not show the time with hands or digits. Time is indicated on this purist watch as readable text, turning it into a statement: “It is half past nine”. The square watch face has a uniform grid of 110 letters. When the stainless steel button is pressed, words light up in unexpected places which describe the time. The initially random order of the characters lends this wristwatch a mysterious aesthetic. “It makes you aware of the moment. Showing the time becomes an interesting experience for the owner,” explains Andreas Funk from the design duo Biegert & Funk.
Together with the time, it also displays the calendar day or seconds. “It is operated by a single push button and could not be more simple: one push to display the time, two for the calendar day and three for the seconds,” says designer Marco Biegert.
Touch it. Love it.Qlocktwo Touch is a precision table clock with an alarm function. Like her big sister Qlocktwo Classic, it displays the time in the middle of a matrix of letters, spelling out the time in words. A special screen process gives the letters, which are illuminated by brilliant LEDs, pin sharp definition. In a precise procedure the monolithic body is seamlessly milled from a single aluminium block. The ensemble represents a milestone in the aesthetics of table clocks. The compact time-keeper with an alarm function for office, living-room or bedroom.
All Qlocktwo Watches are back in stock!In the last century, watch makers started experimenting with new ways of displaying the time. From quirky digital read-outs to swirling jump-hour displays, timekeeping got visually complicated, and not always for the better. QLOCKTWO did things differently in recent years with the textual display. This watch is a stand-out conversation starter, but unlike the experimental watches of the 1960s 70s & 80s, the QLOCKTWO display is immediately functional. The text read-out is legible at first glance, so it will not take the wearer (or conversation partner) some time to get to know the display.