55® Nixie Time Zone Clock - Adatte Design

55® Nixie Time Zone Clock

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 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. Having found so many, we thought to make a large time zone clock that use many tubes. After tons of sketches and 3D renderings, no interesting results. We didn’t want to make just ‘another’ nixie clock and there weren’t enough tubes in stock to make a decent number of units, that’s when the breakthrough idea came : Make an all-in-one time zone clock. Six tubes per clock and a rotating drum to display the corresponding time of each of the 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 has an original design and is entirely Swiss Made. It holds our own patented system and design and uses 6 new old stock and genuine nixie tubes as a display. It was made in a limited edition of 100 pieces worldwide. SOLD OUT.

JULY 6, 2020 : The new edition –Nixie Time Zone V2– is now up for sale from our retail partner MB&F M.A.D.Gallery.