Radio-controlled movement model of the No.1 popular clock
This is a model with a radio-controlled movement of "RIKI CLOCK," the most popular standard clock with a simple and orthodox design and a wooden frame made of plywood with the same structure as that of a tambourine.
This clock has been adopted by many public facilities for its outstanding legibility due to the "exquisite relationship between numbers, scale, and hands," which was carefully designed by Chikara Watanabe, a leader in the Japanese design world.
The M size is a standard size that is just right for a room wall, while the L size is slightly larger at 30.5 cm in diameter with a strong presence.
Riki Watanabe [1911-2013]
After having graduated from the Woodcraft Department at Tokyo Higher School of Arts and Design (nowadays: Chiba University), he joined Gunma Prefecture Industrial Arts Center where Bruno Taut was working in 1936. In 1949, Watanabe established his own designing studio. He got famous by the low-cost String Chair in 1952. Watanabe's Torii Stool and Circular Center Table won the Gold Medal at Triennale di Milano in 1957. Besides interior and furniture design, Watanabe has also designed clocks and watches. His 1972 design, Hibiya Dai-Ichi Life Insurance Company's pole clock is defined as one of Watanabe's major works. Watanabe is considered to be one of the pioneers of after-war Japanese design.