Cuckoo Clock

August Schwer – 8 times winners of “Clock of The Year”

A Review of This Year’s Winner
a Look Back in Time

Cuckoo Clock of the Year 2017:

It’s an exciting time in the cuckoo clock world!

The Black Forest Clock Association (Vds) has announced it’s coveted

Cuckoo Clock of the Year.

The 2017 winner is an exquisite

August Schwer!

This beautiful clock perfectly depicts everything cuckoo clock lovers and makers holds dear.

Beautifully crafted scenes of typical Black Forest life, stunning details on the figurines and delightful movement that brings the entire piece to life.

Every year, the most special coo coo clocks, manufactured in the Black Forest, have the chance to participate in the annual “Black Forest Clock of the Year” competition.

The major workshops present their most elaborate model of the year and popular vote decides the winner.

“Winners are often displayed in a public museum so the visitors can marvel at the works of art.”

The collection of the Black Forest Clock of the Year is a demonstration of the stunning craftsmanship, design, and mechanical engineering that the Black Forest region is known for.

It’s no small task to win clock of the year!

The Black Forest Clock Association (VdS) has 70 members including manufacturers, suppliers and clock dealers.

It’s important to them that the impeccable craftsmanship that goes into every Black Forest cuckoo clock be on full display in the choice of the winner.

This year’s clock from August Schwer is no exception!

Here’s a look back at the past August Schwer winning designs:


This clock displays a mastery of woodcarving and intricate design. Click here to learn more about how an authentic German cuckoo clock is made.

The 8-day-movement clock depicts a woodcutter in the Black Forest and boasts 3 moving elements. The clock shows off with delightful music and dancers!


This beautiful work of art can transport you directly to the Black Forest!

Delicate carving is displayed in the life-like horse towing a cart of wood and the woodman looking on with his blade. This 8-day-movement clock shows off an array of dancers who twirl on the hour.

This 8-day-movement Chalet style clock is incredible!

There are so many details to drink in. Horses, carts of wood, women going about their work and much more. This clock incorporates 3 elements of movement and music to charm the dancers to life.


Wow, where to begin with this gorgeous display of artistry.


This chalet style clock offers an extended scene of Black Forest life with two additional houses on either side of the mains display.


“The figurines and animals are in life-like poses and seem to be ready to jump to life at any moment.”


This stunning 8-day-movement chalet style clock boasts a refined look.

The intricate woodwork displays a pattern that is beyond compare. There are 3 moving parts to this clock along with small animals like the geese and puppy.

This one also includes a waterwheel that looks like it could turn at any moment.



This incredible clock showcases the fun and fair of Black Forest life.

On the right, you’ll see a team of musicians ready to start the party!

There are also incredible details in the figures faces and expressions. It has 4 moving elements and a brightly colored bird to mark the hours.

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