Like the choice between a key-wound movement and quartz battery movement, the choice between traditional or contemporary(modern) comes down to personal preference. In a world where smartphones, digital appliances, and voice-controlled speakers have become ubiquitous; nobody "needs a beautifully designed clock to know the time. The exquisite timepieces in our store are more for aesthetic, luxury, and enduring value.
When it comes to traditional clocks, what was once old is new again. We carry centuries-old traditionally designed clocks. Even mid-20th-century designs are making their way to the top of the trending lists for home decor and gift giving. Many of our most popular floor, wall, and table clocks are derivative designs from the 18th and 19th centuries. Many of these models are virtually unchanged from that era, and some are even exact replicas.
Contemporary or modern clocks, on the other hand, are bold in their modern design. Some are even futuristic in design, flaunting shining space-age metallics and other luxury materials. While contemporary clocks include wood cases, many offer unique twists on traditional styles. Some modern clocks have curved glass doors. Some have a pendulum, but may or may not feature chime melodies. Adding a contemporary clock to your home or office decor can release the feeling of modern charm or industrial minimalism.
When decorating a home with retro touches, it may make sense to embrace a traditional style consistent with the vintage furniture and other decors. On the other hand, there is no error in placing a traditional grandfather clock in a place where it can embellish the stark interior and add a hint of tradition. Some may even wish to swap the flat screen TV for an elegant timepiece that can also become a conversation piece. Some clocks can conjure up personal memories because of the natural nostalgia they generate with their presence. An old-school wall clock with bold number fonts on the face may, for example, prompt one to fondly recall their 20th-century school days.
In the end, both traditional and contemporary clocks serve as decorative pieces that can enhance the decor of any home or office in ways that can be unique and personal. Some of our clocks provide unobtrusive flourishes to any open space. Some clocks, particularly the high-end pieces such as the tellurium are museum-quality works of art. All Hermle clocks bring a touch of sophistication and utilitarianism if you need to know what time it is and the smartphone happens to be out of reach.