A unique wall clock from the French brand Vedette. Icon of the French design. A rare model called the Ortf Pendule comes from the 1950s and has a modern, futuristic design.
The model's name refers to the first French television channel (Office de radiodiffusion-télévision française), which logo inspired the dynamic form derived from the spreading radio wave.
The clock was made of iron painted on satin black and brass.
The shield has the form of a circle. It is surrounded by a black wire orbit connected to the shield by the four longest indexes, setting 6, 9, 12 and 15 o'clock. Brass indexes have a simple shape. The hands made of the same material are triangular, sharply narrowing. They constitute an element that dynamizes the composition.
The object attracts attention with its original, modern or even futuristic form that evokes associations with Kinetic sculptures created by Alexander Calder. The fascination with movement and astral motifs, typical for that time, is visible here.
A simple and geometric composition combined with subdued colors gives an elegant and attractive effect.
The shield signed Vedette
The clock is battery powered.