Clock Forward promotes & sells works of art that display time in innovative ways.

QLOCKTWO LARGE (Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany)

Why Us

We are a North Carolina based specialty site showcasing clocks from around the world that embrace 'The Art of Time.' We are similar to a traditional art gallery in that you primarily will work with the owner, who in turn works directly with the creators to provide customers with expert service & support throughout your life with the clock.

Time Fast by L’EPÉE 1839 (Delémont, Switzerland)

Our Goals

  • Introduce clock collections to new audiences online and in public spaces
  • Provide expert customer service by working closely with manufacturers
  • Form relationships with professionals within the design & luxury industries
  • Collaborate with manufacturers sharing expertise to grow together
  • Enrich documentation of clocks
  • Feature unique & inspiring works irrespective of price

st mark's clock
St Mark's Clock by Giovan Paolo Rainieri (Venice, Italy)


The concept for Clock Forward was conceived by Kirk Fanelly, with 20 years of online marketing & web design experience, while building & managing an online business that involved promoting QLOCKTWO. He shared the German 'word clock' with interior designer and architect friends and was surprised senior design contemporaries were unfamiliar with the brand. He found similar results when introducing other clock manufacturers. Clock Forward was conceived from a necessity for better marketing efforts to introduce these works to the art & design community and the need for more clocks that tell time in unconventional ways. Clock Forward strives to advance this genre of important work and appropriately align it with contemporary art instead of novelty.

To us, luxury means exemplary customer support. When you contact Clock Forward, you will deal directly with the owner, Kirk. He is also an accomplished painter with similarly 20 years of experience in fine art, and studies at Brown, RISD and Yale. His work is found in collections across the world. Kirk brings professional and personal connections with art & design and gallery communities—with an emphasis on the Southeast U.S. His art can be found at »

Design Credit

In addition to appreciation of our collection, we frequently are complimented on our graphic design. Assuming you are not a competitor or terrible human, we are happy to connect you with our designer. Email Kirk for contact info.