No one can afford to "watch the clock" all day, but we do look look at our wall clocks often... These wall clocks will update a room's decor with a fresh modern look and give it new personality - one that matches your very cool giftee.
Based on the unique painting of the famous 20th Century Spanish artist Salvador Dali, the Persistence of Memory, a quirky friend, with an artistic bent would be a perfect giftee. Modern Metal Salvador Dali Wall Clock
Salvador Dali Wall Clock
Swiss designer Thomas Buchheim created the Ultra Flat Wall Clock for Kikkerland, and the beautiful illusion that the clock has facets at different levels is created by the grayscale spectrum. In fact, the Ultra Flat Wall Clock, Grayscale is one of the flattest clocks in the world. It ticks silently too.
Ultra Flat Wall Clock: by Thomas Buchheim for Kikkerland
Just what your engineering friends will love: a clock with gears that actually move. And the gears move independently of the clock. This is a fairly heavy clock, about 5 pounds, so make sure there's a secure wall behind it. The Gear Wall Clock is made of nickel and plastic.
Gear Wall Clock
Watching your family, friends, and pets as they saunter about the house unaware they are being watched. If they catch you looking at the mirror, you can always say you were just checking the time. Spy-Mirrored Wall Clock
Spy-Mirrored Wall Clock
Gideon Degan designed this clock for the Metropolitan Museum of Art. But how beautiful in its starkness, the MoMA Timesphere Wall Clock gives the impression that there must be some unseen action keeping that little red ball afloat. I suggest that this clock be given to a minimalist, a non-collector, with very functional needs.
MoMA Timesphere Wall Clock: by Gideon Gegan for MoMA
6. Diamantini & Domeniconi Cuckoo Clock
This gorgeous Italian-designed Striped Cuckoo Clock should be ordered pronto if desired for Christmas, as the closest store that sells the Diamantini & Domeniconi Cuckoo Clocks is across the Atlantic in Britain. Diamantini & Domeniconi specializes in telling time in very special ways, so be prepared to pay a bit more for this designer clock.
Diamantini & Domeniconi Cuckoo Clock
Keep time to the future as
earth folks continue to explore the universe. White upon black, the
vibrant orange sun in the center, and the bright silver hands of the
clock create a lot of fascinating contrasts... plus, the clock helps to
keep things in perspective. Solar System Modern Wall Clock.
Solar System Wall Clock
8. Art Deco Wall Clock
This 30" Art Deco Clock will definitely add notice to your decor. It is a great representation of the Art Deco period with a modern twist. The design is iron and is cast in a silver finish. The clock has quartz movement, metal hands, and a see through design. (Update: This item is no longer available. Other Art Deco Wall Clocks are available here.)
Art Deco Wall Clock
9. Artisan Kitchen Wall Clock
This lovely artisan Coffee Cup Wall Clock is quaint, rather than modern, but it will work in a modern kitchen. (Every decor needs juxtaposition.) It is handmade of wood, metal, and pewter, as well as a gorgeous mix of paints. It's part coffee shop, part kitchen, and can be nicely hung at the level of a wall table or above, very flexibly. (Update: This item is no longer available. Other adorable coffee cup clocks are here on Amazon.)
Coffee Cup Wall Clock
And watch the time; Christmas is just days away!