We have always been passionate about vintage and eclectic technology. In 2008, we produced a limited run of simple Nixie tube clocks for a client, using six ZM1040 Nixie tubes.
Ten years later, we found a large new old stock of Z560M tubes in East Europe, the smallest tube available on the market at that time. More than fifty years ago, they were used on measuring and scientific instruments and calculators, instead of the LED technology we have today. We first thought to make a large time zone world clock using many tubes, but we didn’t have just enough for an edition of 100 clocks, so that’s when the breakthrough idea came: create a multiple time zone clock with a single display. Six tubes per clock and a rotating drum to display the corresponding time of each of five cities through an window. The concept was born.
It was all designed in our studio in Lausanne, located at Avenue du Léman 55, that’s where the brand name comes from.
Our clock is an original design and is Swiss Made. It holds our own patented system and design and uses 6 new old stock and genuine nixie tubes as a display. Limited edition of 100 pieces made. SOLD OUT.
UPDATE: a new model Nixie Time Zone V2 is now up for sale from our retail partner MB&F M.A.D.Gallery.