It is an icon of the era and now much cheaper. The retro Pluto sunburst wall clock by Newgate is now heavily discounted at TK Maxx.
You might recall that I featured this one in my 10 of the best retro sunburst wall clocks round-up a short while back and deservedly so. This is one of the best examples of the style out there, even if it usually isn’t one of the cheapest.
Once upon a time, every other house had one of these on the wall and over the mantelpiece. If it wasn’t this, it was probably that other retro favourite, Chinese Girl by Vladimir Tretchikoff. These are designs that defined the mainstream mid-20th century in the UK.
In fact, because of the clock being so commonplace, you can find original versions on eBay. But the really eye-catching versions do go for fairly big money if they are in working order.
But why pay big for one when you can get a replica that’s every bit as appealing as the original? That’s what you get with the Newgate Pluto. Newgate does a great job in recreating clock designs of the past and this is no exception. This looks like a vintage clock rather than a modern-day recreation.
The wooden rays ‘radiate’ from the brass centre of this clock, with the clock face featuring Arabic numerals on the brass effect, spun metal dial. This is also a handmade product using real wood, so real quality too and with the use of wood, slight variations mean an original piece too.
The clock is powered by a single AA battery and is sized at H65 x W65 x D4cm. If you want one, it is usually priced at anything up to £150. So not a cheap option.
But this clock has just landed on the virtual racks of TK Maxx and as a result, you can get one much, much cheaper if you move quickly. I say that because past experience has shown that pieces like this don’t last long. They are likely to be very limited stock from the off.
That new price? Down from £150 to a bargain £59.99.
Note that there are a number of other Newgate clocks and watches discounted at TK Maxx too.