Cube Clock for everyday use
The Cube Clocks have been showing the time at public places in Vienna since 1907. The first prototype was located at the junction of Opernring/Kärntner Strasse. Through its imposing design, it became a symbol of the city. The characteristic octagon with beveled corners and the "Normalzeit" logo is considered an icon of the modern era. Greenwich Mean Time, which was introduced in 1910, was known locally as "Normalzeit", or normal time, prior to which there were various times zones across the monarchy.
Time for Vienna
When the Viennese Cube Clocks were privatized a few years ago and replaced with new ones, the Lichterloh art shop acquired the historic models and in doing so initiated the art project "Normalzeit". The Cube Clocks were also the template for a wristwatch in a limited edition of 1907 pieces - the number making reference to the year of their creation.
There are now further products in the Cube Clock design: on the one hand the slightly smaller Normalzeit wristwatch Red 36, this time unlimited and with a quartz movement. On the other, traditional Viennese companies have also taken up the face of the Cube Clock as a motif and present products with the slogan "Time for Vienna": To go with the Normalzeit brand, the Viennese glass manufactory Lobmeyr developed a pale blue water cup for the Wiener Wasser water management department. The Augarten Porcelain Manufactory created a mocha cup and saucer. The Demmer tea house has dedicated a special tea blend to Normalzeit, including a tea package in the Cube Clock design. Wearers of a Normalzeit wristwatch who'd prefer a leather strap to the original silicon strap can buy one from the leather goods specialist R. Horn's.
The products of the Normalzeit brand are available both from the individual companies and from Lichterloh:
LichterlohGumpendorfer Straße 15-17 , 1060 Wien
- Tu - Fr, 11:00 - 18:30
- Sa, 11:00 - 16:00
J. & L. LobmeyrKärntner Straße 26 , 1010 Wien
Augarten flagship storeSpiegelgasse 3, 1010 Wien
Augarten Porcelain ManufactoryObere Augartenstraße 1, 1020 Wien
- Your benefit with the The official Vienna Card: 2€ off
- Mo - Sa, 10:00 - 18:00
- Guided tours: Mo-Fr 10.15 a.m. and 11.30 a.m. (except on public holidays)
- no steps (Double swinging doors )
- 150 cm wide and 180 cm low , Door 120 cm wide
- Seeing eye dogs allowed
- Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
- Main entrance
Demmers Tea HouseMölker Bastei 5 , 1010 Wien
- Mo - Fr, 09:00 - 18:00
- Sa, 09:30 - 13:30
- Tearoom at 1st floor: Mon-Fri 10:00 - 18:00
R. Horn’s ViennaBräunerstraße 7, 1010 Wien
R. Horn’sMahlerstraße 5, 1010 Wien