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India Today - - SIMPLY KOLKATA -

KOLKATA’S JUST FOR CLOCKS, HAS UNIQUE STATE­MENT PIECES THAT SERVE AS PIECES OF ART AND DO MUCH MORE THAN JUST TELL TIME.

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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