India Today - - SIMPLY KOLKATA -


You see that flash of gold Rolex or the trusty leather band of an HMT. Watches, even when hid­den be­hind cuffs of for­mal shirts are for many the equiv­a­lent of wear­ing one’s per­son­al­ity on one’s sleeve. “But if you in­vest in your watches, then why not in your clocks?” asks Praveen Kan­odia, 43, di­rec­tor, Just For Clocks, who stocks a range of high end de­signer clocks sourced from niche clock­mak­ers and de­sign­ers across the world. In Kolkata, Just For Clocks’s dis­play is spread out over three storeys of Spa­cio, an in­te­ri­ors show­room that Kan­odia is the di­rec­tor of along with brother Naveen Kan­odia, 44.

A clock is not just a clock here, prom­ises Kan­odia. “It’s a con­ver­sa­tion starter. It can be a piece of art or be a part of your at­ti­tude that rep­re­sents your life­style philosophy,” he says. Take for in­stance, clocks by Nomon, a fam­ily owned com­pany from Barcelona who make exquisitel­y crafted, min­i­mal­is­tic pieces. These pieces by Nomon can be in­stalled as per re­quire­ment with sleek smooth steel hands that can be used to cover an en­tire two storey wall of your du­plex apart­ment or used to ac­cen­tu­ate well-lit cor­ners of your home.

If you’re a Feng Shui en­thu­si­ast and would like a touch of good luck, check out the col­lec­tion by Haoshi. Haoshi De­sign, a Chi­nese com­pany set up in 2009, lit­er­ally means “good things”. “In our daily life, emo­tions are of­ten af­fected by tri­fles eas­ily, and it be­comes easy to ne­glect some good vibes around us which can bring us joy­ful­ness and sat­is­fac­tion. So we add a pu­rity and peace into our de­sign con­cept,” says Grif­fin Yang, Haoshi De­sign. They are known for their ‘The Swal­low Clock’ where twelve swal­low birds of dif­fer­ent sizes sur­round the hands of a clock bring­ing a touch of whim­si­cal to your in­te­ri­ors. Their most re­cent col­lec­tion is also a lim­ited edi­tion called Gold­fish. Nine gold­fish take a clock­wise trip around the cen­tre of the clock in this col­lec­tion. “It can be mounted any­where or on any sur­face and both the num­ber nine as well as the sym­bol of gold­fish are be­lieved to bring pros­per­ity. They also have an edi­tion for this in gold fin­ish of which there are only 38 pieces,” says Kan­odia.

A clock can cost any­thing be­tween Rs 1500 to Rs 1.5 lakhs here and you can get any­thing that suits your style. Are you Zo­mato tot­ing foodie? Pick up their range of kitchen timers and clocks in the shape of fried eggs and sauce pans. Travel en­thu­si­ast? Pick from clocks that tell the time in all the time zones you need. Don’t even have a wall empty to place you clock in? Pick the pro­jec­tor clock that can project the clock to any size on any sur­face you want. Here’s one place where you will never quite run out of time.

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