German artist Frank Buchwald designed this stunning Nixie tube clock in collaboration with MB&F’s M.A.D.Gallery (which is their Geneva-based boutique which carries not just watches, but art and other high-end merchandise for those whose pocketbooks are deep).

The Nixie Machine is the best looking Nixie tube clock we’ve ever seen. Unfortunately, it’s priced higher than any clock of its kind. We have found much more accessible Nixie Tube clocks, like this one, but none as good looking as this.

The six tubes are arranged in pairs: one for hours, one for the minutes and one for seconds (or day, month, year). The beautiful glowing tubes are displayed on top of a burnished steel and brass structure, that MB&F refers to as a “retro-futuristic design.”

The Nixie tubes (Z568M) were originally manufactured by RFT in East Germany in the 1960s and have been perfectly preserved. They were sourced by Alberto Schileo and are among the largest available (at 90 mm in height) as well as the rarest ever made.

As far as the coolness factor, these are right up there with the Jaeger-LeCoultre Atmos clocks or Herman Miller Z clocks.

The Nixie Machine is available in a limited edition of 12 pieces.

For more, visit MB&F.

Jason Pitsch
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