Chroniker. The Fluorescent Clock - Armstrong

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Armstrong is an entirely handcrafted timepiece with beautiful Teak wood grain panels and electroluminescent technology in the most astonishing piece of vintage design.

When we created the Chroniker Collection, we took the inspiring Googie architectural style and the Art Deco philosophy at heart. The result? We came up with powerful, imposing models that are moving and classy at the same time.

But wait, there’s more. This beauty doesn’t just look fabulous. It also incorporates an alarm function that sounds good enough to wake you up in style. In addition to the Vacuum Fluorescent Display (VFD) tubes, the circuit board features four LED´s that change color for different functions without interfering with the posh blue-ish glow of the clock.

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Googie & Art Deco Style

Handcrafted with Unique Materials

Teak and the Coolest Vintage Tech

You’ve already noticed – This is not your run-of-the-mill clock. Through the Chroniker Collection, Nuvitron captured the very essence of a bygone era by putting together the smooth Teak case and the neat glow of VFD tubes. And although all the Chronikers are amazing to look at, every single one is entirely handmade and unique.

Each case has gone through a delicate process that involves drying and treating the wood to guarantee high resistance and a silky smooth texture. The wooden panels are manufactured in a separate process and the tech components and VFD tubes are tested one by one before being carefully assembled by Nuvitron in the final piece.

The Precursors of the LED Display

Old School Technology with a Retro Look

Vacuum Fluorescent Display Tubes

The technology behind the Chroniker relies on Vacuum Fluorescent Display tubes, which were made in the former Soviet Union and are considered to be the precursors of the LED display. The tubes contain a thin layer of phosphor mixed with inert gases in a high pressure glass enclosure. Their amazingly cool blue glow is based on the principle of cathodoluminescence, whereby electrons produced by a filament hit the phosphor and cause the emission of photons visible to the human eye.

Nuvitron salvaged this phenomenal electroluminescent technology and put the old school into a fascinating Googie/Art Deco design. Not only will this clock tell you the time in a distinctively unique way, but it will also outlive you in the following nuclear apocalypse.

A Fluorescent Wooden Clock

About the Manufacturing Process

Carefully Handmade by Skilled Artisans

The pieces in Nuvitron´s gadgets were handmade by artisans that have been perfecting their craft for decades. They have selected Teak wood for its harmonious contrast and they worked it for hours with absolute dedication to achieve a piece worthy of being exhibited.

The woodgrain and its patterns differentiate each artifact, so the one in your hands is unique and unrepeatable. Because the piece was manufactured, assembled, glued and sanded by hand, it has its own character that differentiates it from so many mass-made electronics.

Take a moment to smell the linseed oil that protects the wood and nourishes it. It is the characteristic smell of Nuvitron´s products.

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Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 5 × 5 × 9 in


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