Original and rare, heavy and impressive, pure brutalist bronze cast BULOVA Accutron Electronique desk clock with tuning fork movement cal. Bulova 214 H (with hacking feature), case No. 1-450492. Made in 1960s.
ACCUTRON stands for “ACCUracy through ElecTRONic”. The world’s first electronic watch functions with a tuning fork; a small fork-shaped piece that until then had only been used in music. Engineer Max Hetzel developed its transistor movement, which was able to achieve an unprecedented precision of a minute per month. This model brought fame and success to Bulova and the piece was even worn by American astronauts when they travelled to the Moon.
Clock is in overall very good condition, running and ready to use or gift!