EVA WALL CLOCK / TRANSPARENT 05 / “Wristwatch” / Red Vinyl

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EVA WALL CLOCK / TRANSPARENT 05 / “Wristwatch” / Red Vinyl

Clear PET-G sheets, machine-cut red/blue/yellow vinyl, transparent standard
Quartz UTS German clock motor (sweep seconds), Aluminium clock hands, plastic seconds hand, plastic poster frame, retaining clips, frame backing tape, aluminium tape, black Neoprene foam spacers, plastic hanger

31 x 22 x 4.5cm // 12.2 x 8.7 x 1.7”
245g // 8.6oz

* The special transparent version is made on-demand; please allow 7-10 working days for production. 

  • One special version transparent A4 EVA WALL CLOCK.
    Fixings supplied.
  • Requires 1 x AA battery (not provided due to new post regulations).
  • Designed and produced in the UK at The Workshop of Matt Montini, UK.
  • FREE UK shipping / REDUCED international shipping (EU £5 / Rest of World £10), added at checkout.

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This listing is for a new EVA WALL CLOCK (special transparent version). This clock is the first product of our 2nd collection ‘Fortran Statement’ (April - October 2021), developed at the workshop over the last few months and our first clock that is produced as a multiple series. This special version transformed the classic version into a fully transparent version using a transparent clock motor, transparent frame, transparent PET-G background and coloured vinyl (that corresponds to the classic version frame colour). It creates a unique object that is responding to space and the wall where it is hanged. We aimed to design a comical and personal wall clock that is also lightweight and functional. It is suitable for a kitchen or common room, as well as in offices or children’s rooms and would also be a great gift for someone special.

In his diary from 14.6.1923 Montini writes:
“Crazy dream, I’m sitting in the garden next to the big tree, just scribbling on a piece of paper and suddenly it feels like there is no paper, just lines, letters, shapes. It’s as if it’s hovering up in the air. I can still feel (the resistance of) the paper but I can’t see it, just air and space all around”.

It all started when we discovered some unknown clock drawings by Montini made in Poland between 1912-1913 (when he was 7). Montini used to annotate his books and notebooks with numerous small and quick pen drawings and scribbles. Among them we picked the four that became the visual basis for this series.

Each clock was re-drawn at the workshop by Emilia, Montini’s (now) 7½-year-old sibling, and adjusted to fit the series’s A4 ‘tray’ format. Cut in black vinyl, and pasted between two sheets of PET-G, each drawing was added with our hand-drawn numbers used in all of our clocks and with Montini’s signature and motto “Time is on my side now”. This time, the motto appears in a layout that highlights Montini’s complex intentions in this phrase, and using OCR-A font, a standardized, monospaced font designed for “Optical Character Recognition" on electronic devices. Created in 1968, a time when a font needed to be recognised both by computers and humans.

We framed each clock in a German readymade poster frame that is usually used in markets and shops to display products and prices. This tray frame focuses on transforming the drawing and its essence of ‘showing time’ into a product ‘of display’ intended for domestic and office use. Each clock has four thick Neoprene foam spacers on the back to create a voluminous and floating appearance that transforms the object’s flatness.

It is interesting to note, especially regarding the drawing of the wristwatch, that the beginning of the 20th century (around the time those drawings were made) was a very exhilarating moment for this kind of watches. To give a context, we would like to to mention just a few:

  • In 1904 the "Santos" watch was Cartier's first men's wristwatch,
  • Rolex established their brand in 1908,
  • Seiko created the first Japanese wristwatch (“Laurel”) in 1913.

Each of the drawings has a strong character of being in-flux, whether it’s the marks of the alarm clock noise, or those of the Pendulum, to show its movement. Almost as Montini predicted, these drawing would become 'real' clocks as movement is in their genesis and complement the clock's moving hands.


Instructions and safety: 

  • When inserting the battery or setting the time, be extra careful not to touch the clock’s hands, the plastic background and cover. Hold the mechanism between two fingers to establish a firm grip.

  • To install on a wall, simply hang on a nail or a screw using either the plastic hanger or the mechanism hanger. Please note that the fixing should protrude between 15-20mm from the wall, not to touch the clock’s back but still to allow the floating space.
  • To dust the clock, use a soft, non-abrasive microfiber cloth, be careful not to touch the clock’s hands.


Disclaimer: 

  • This is a handmade item made entirely from clear PET-G sheets. Due to the production process, there might be minor scratches / static debris. These usually not visible once the clock installed and has a wall background.
  • Please note that the surface of the clock is shiny and reflective.
  • Some frames might have a minor visible mould mark.
  • Please note that the motor used in this clock is a step seconds, but it’s not ticking.
  • This clock has small parts and is not a toy.
  • Unfortunately, due to new post regulations, we are unable to send batteries with this item.