Tempus Fugit Wall Clock - 19 cm Diameter - Handcrafted in Italy - Pewter

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The immortal phrase 'time flies', or flees to be precise, is from Virgil's poem Georgics, and entitles this gorgeously simple, yet striking wall clock, handcrafted by Italian pewterers, complete with an efficient German movement.

It looks striking, yet at the same time measured and solid; its face, forever changing, looking down upon us mere mortals, from a kitchen or hallway wall, reminding us that...

"Sed fugit interea, fugit irreparabile tempus, singula dum capti circumvectamur amore"

"But meanwhile it flees: time flees irretrievably, while we wander around, prisoners of our love of detail"

The history of clocks is part of the history of the measurement of time, of the various methods and instruments devised for this purpose: sundials, igneous clocks, water clocks, hourglasses, clepsammias and astrolabes. The Latin word horologium comprised all the instruments used to measure time. Mechanical clocks appeared after the others but rapidly replaced them.

Only recently have they been undermined by digital clocks and those based on the discoveries of atomic physics. Though research has been made into ancient timepieces and similar instruments to find clues to where and when the mechanical clock was invented, no conclusive elements have been found, although most scholars agree they were invented in the second or the third quarter of the thirteenth century.

Size: Diameter 19 cm

Weight: 520 g

Materials Used: Pewter (Battery to be used - LR1)

Ref: CT0093401

Designers: Enrico Cosi & Sergio Tabellini 

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100% Lead Free

All Cosi Tabellini Pewter is 100% lead-free, so it is totally food & drink safe, and is both EU and US FDA approved.


Cosi Tabellini pieces come gift-boxed with a guarantee card and instructions on how to care for pewter.

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