About This Work
The moon is an integral and vibrant symbol in human culture, magnetically drawing our gaze toward the heavens. It has inspired poems, stories, works of art, and more throughout history and continues to do so in contemporary life. Each culture has its own historical, social, scientific, and spiritual relationship with the moon’s illuminating presence. A lunar-phase art clock, QLOCKTWO MOON reminds those who own and live with it of the moon’s beauty and its cycles of waxing and waning.
A tangible, artful, interpretation of the moon’s magic, QLOCKTWO MOON presents the time course of a lunar cycle in 28 recurring intervals. Handcrafted to each client’s specifications, this minimalist and arresting wall art is a kinetic reminder of the moon’s elegance, simultaneously indicating the passage of time through the moon’s phases and enhancing living and work locales with its graceful design.
The mechanical moon phase display accurately renders 28 different states of the moon by using fourteen, axially driven triangular prisms controlled by a single 30-year rated motor that makes a one-quarter turn each day. Since the moon takes just over 29 days to completely change from full moon to full moon, this roughly corresponds to one change of state per day. To do this, the motor-driven triangular prisms are programmed to rotate at moments that are unexpected to us, mystically revealing the updated moon phase.
Each triangular prism shows either a glossy or matte dark phase of the moon or a lit segment. The moon’s shimmer is available in 24k gold, moon gold (23.75 yellow gold & platinum), or platinum (99.9% purity) leaf and can be paired with a Dawn, Midnight, or Nightfall sky. The QLOCKTWO MOON is available in 35" and 70" sizes. Since QLOCKTWO MOON is available in the same sizes as QLOCKTWO EARTH, the two work harmoniously as a diptych, bringing the earth and heavens together in one room.
All QLOCKTWO products are Handmade in Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany. QLOCKTWO is DIN EN ISO 9001 certified and is the recipient of numerous contemporary design awards including: Iconic Awards: Innovative Interior, iF Product Design Award, ADCE Gold Award, and Red Dot Design Award.
- QLOCKTWO MOON
- Handmade in Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany
- Includes: QLOCKTWO MOON, wall bracket, instructions, wall-mounting template, mounting screws (matching wall plugs for various conditions are available at specialist shops), long-lasting rechargeable lithium battery and charger, infrared remote control, microfibre cleaning cloth, cotton gloves
- Front cover and 14 triangular prisms constructed of aluminum; body lacquered wood.
- Programmed 29-day lunar calendar (approximate movement is once per day)
- Gloss or matte settings for dark moon phase.
- Ability to set with FLASHSETTER app, remote or clock buttons
- MOON 90 Dimensions: 35.5 x 35.5 x 1.4 in (90 x 90 x 3.5 cm)
- MOON 180 Dimensions: 70.8 x 70.8 in (180 x 180 cm)
- Ambient temperature: 59° - 86° F (15° - 30° C) *Do not place in bathrooms, outdoors, or high humidity areas.
- Rechargeable lithium battery
- Expected charging cycle: 2-3 years
- Long-lasting motor makes 1/4 turn per day
- *power specifics tba
- MOON VARIANTS
- 24K Gold leaf
- Moon Gold (23.75 yellow gold with platinum leaf)
- Platinum leaf (99.9% purity)
- SKY VARIANTS
Quick Help & Manual
Coming soon. Please contact us.
Can the wall models be wall mounted with a hidden cable?
Yes, most of our customers directly wire both works (with an electrician), but each also can be plugged directly into an outlet. The EARTH 45's textile power cable is designed for display and comes in 7 different colors. QLOCKTWO ships with all necessary electrical components for either type of installation. MOON is powered by a rechargeable battery and does not require wiring.
Can you send samples?
Yes, this is part of our business. If you are not 100% certain which variant you want, please contact us for samples so you can see variants in person—in your home or office.
How is QLOCKTWO pronounced?
I am not sure which size is best for my space.
Please contact us before purchasing. We can help in several ways: schedule a video call showing us your space; send a photo and we can photoshop different options into your space; request a scaled print to position on your wall.
Are any of the QLOCKTWO models battery operated?
The MOON editions are, the EARTH editions are not. Each EARTH model has a 24 hour battery reserve should you lose power temporarily. If you have any electrical concerns, please contact us.
Are you an authorized retailer?
Yes. We work closely with and order directly from all of our makers.
Is the time difficult to set?
No. There are 3 buttons: hour, 5 minute increments, and 1 minute increments. You can also set the time with an app.
Can you ship to locations outside of North America?
Will I be able to see the time on a white Front Cover?
Yes, looking at light Front Covers online is misleading. We are yet to have a client return a Front Cover because they couldn't read the time. When you look at a light Front Cover online, both the opaque front cover and the lit numbers are formed by LEDs. The reality is very different in person. Hold an opaque piece of white paper next to this white screen. What happens? The white paper appears much darker than the screen, even though both are 'white'. There is plenty of contrast to read the lit words on a QLOCKTWO with a white front cover.
How long do LEDs last?
Though technology is constantly improving, today's LEDs last approximately 50,000 hours (or 6 years of continuous operation before decreased luminosity). If your work is in a second home or you are away for long periods of time, you can always unplug or turn off the work (discuss this request with your electrician before wiring directly). Setting the luminosity to auto-adaptive or a lower luminosity level will also increase the lifespan. When your LEDs reach the end of their life, there is a very reasonable circuit replacement program. It is important to us that when our work is installed in your good home, it stays there.
How long does the motor on the MOON last?
The motor used is rated to last 30 years, but considering it only makes a quarter turn a day, it should be even longer.
Why would I order a black corpus (clock body) instead of a white one?
You only see less than 1" of the side of the EARTH 45 model (and slightly more on a EARTH 90) when it's wall mounted—and only from an angle. However, the black corpus looks elegant with several variants. We strongly suggesting pairing it with the Metamorphite (it gives the illusion of a thick piece of slate). A black corpus also works well with the Hand-Rusted, Raw Iron, Platinum and Black Pepper finishes. If you are displaying the work on a table, consider that the back of the work might be on display too, so even more or less black might be desirable (Metamorphite, Glintscaps and Precious Metal finishes can not be displayed desktop). Currently, far less black corpuses are produced than white, so the price is a little higher. Custom colors are also available.
My purchase is a gift and it will not arrive in time from Germany. What can we do?
We have solutions depending on the situation; please contact us.
How high should I hang the work? Is it easy to install?
Unless it's a tall work, we recommend hanging art with a vertical center point of around 55" from the floor. Some galleries prefer 58". We are aware people tend to hang art higher in their homes. If everything is hung on the higher side in you home, stick with your home's rules. The EARTH 45 is easy for one person with hanging experience to install, while the 90 and 180 models require multiple people and experience hanging heavy objects. Most states require you to hire a licensed electrician for direct wiring.
- Can the wall models be wall mounted with a hidden cable?
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