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By Bulent Yusuf on at

In Praise of the Humble Cuckoo Clock

With so much attention lavished on luxury watches at Baselworld in Switzerland, another important timekeeping device is woefullly neglected -- the cuckoo clock. Contrary to popular belief, it's not actually a Swiss invention (that honour belongs to the Black Forest in Germany), but scattered around the exhibition halls are some spectacular examples of the craft.