Sure, a lot of the time, we now simply look at our phones, Apple Watches, or simply yell Alexa… what time is it? But that doesn’t mean that what is traditionally known as a wall clock is out of style. Quite the opposite, wall clocks are making a major comeback, and it’s almost entirely due to the fact that timepiece designers have decided to step up their game and apply their skills to producing wall clocks that can not only complement but also enhance any space in your home or office. But when picking a wall clock, make sure to think about your surrounding decor, including your floor lamps.
That said, I decided it would be a good idea to take a look at what I believe are some of the most incredibly beautiful, minimalist and modern wall clocks that can earn their keep amongst the rest of your stylish and chic decor.
1. Mondaine SBB A990 Railways Wall Clock With White Dial
Perhaps one of the most recognizable clock dials in the world continues to stand the test of time. And while for a long time the only place you could see it was in Swiss and European railway stations, now you can own this incredibly classic Mondaine wall clock in your home. Designed in 1944, the goal of this clock face was to create the ultimate in readability. Made using high-quality materials such as Swiss Quartz movement, a brushed stainless steel case and hardnened mineral crystal for the glass, this wall clock is a welcome addition to any space.
Stainless steel case
100% Authentic Mondaine clock
Manufactured in Switzerland
Model: A990 Clock 16SBB Wall Clock White Dial
Case Diameter: 25cm
2. Normann Copenhagen Watch Me Wall Clock
Inspired by the design of modern color swatches, the Watch Me clock from scandinavian furniture design company Normann Copenhagen is just one of a set of beautiful wall clocks sold by the company that ooze the essence of modern design and minimalism. Available in six different color combinations, (including black, grey and white) each clock consists of eight fanned out swatches in a rectangular shape that form the face of the clock. And while the inspiration comes from color swatched which are traditionally made of paper, this minimalistic wall clock is made of a powder coated aluminum. Don’t be afraid to add a splash of color to your surroundings, check out this amazing wall clock.
Made of powder coated aluminum
Approximately 11.2 inch diameter
Only weighs about 1.1 lbs.
Brand: Normann Copenhagen
Model: Watch Me Wall Clock, Green
3. Henning Koppel - Wall Clock 30cm
This wall clock sure proves that all good clock design is not exclusive to the Scandinavians. This stunningly beautiful wall clock with a modern and appealing graphic minimalism is available in four different colours, including black, turquoise, an almost salmon red, and canary yellow. With a simple face punctuated by a cutout to display the current hour and a contrasting minute hand, this wall clock produces a classic and timeless appearance that will class up any home or office. Sure, it’s not the cheapest wall clock you’ll find here, but that’s kind of the point? Quality demands a certain price point and you’ll hardly go wrong with this gorgeous wall clock.
Non-ticking Quartz movement
Uses a AA battery
Available in four colours
Brand: Xin Hai Yuan
Model: Minimalist Wall Clock
4. Xin Hai Yuan Minimalist Wall Clock
Without a doubt, this might the most polarizing wall clock I include on this list. Why? It’s red. About as red as you can get. Some people wouldn’t be caught dead putting up a red clock in their home or office, while others can envision scenarios, where an especially sublime shade of grey on the wall would be the perfect place for a red wall clock with such a minimalistic design pedigree. This contemporary wall clock is available in two sizes and was designed by upscale furniture designer Adam Schwoeppe. Feeling right at home in a mid-century environment, this wall clock includes a lifetime warranty.
Available in two sizes: 16 inch and 23 inch diameters.
Made of an aluminum polymetal
Brand: Metal Art Studio
Model: Redout Black Circle Clock
5. Oak Delta Wall Clock
The Oak Delta Wall Clock is a brilliant piece of design work done by two Danish architects, who conceptualized a clock that is designed to mimic and take inspiration from sun dials which, as we all know, tell time with shadows. It’s not readily visible from a straight-on view, but this clock has folded surfaces including the edges that when exposed to sunlight, produce different shadow effects.
Made of solid untreated oak wood.
Manufactured in Poland
Model: Oak Delta Wall Clock
6. Shemuyu - Modern Decorative Pendulum Wall Clock
Moving away from the traditional circular or square clock face, the Shemuyu clock is designed in the spirit of Grandfather clocks that use a pendulum to denote the passage of seconds. The big difference here being that this pendulum clock is silent and won’t add any unnecessary noise or anxiety to your already overloaded mind. Battery operated and available in three different color schemes this gorgeous wall clock is made of 100% solid, knot-free wood with the clock hands made of a darker walnut wood. The back cover of the clock as well as the pendulum is made of a gorgeous brushed stainless steel. I personally would buy the white version of this wall clock in a heartbeat.
Swinging pendulum denotes passages of seconds.
Made of 100% solid wood
Model: Modern Decorative Pendulum Wall Clock
Dimensions: 26.4″ x 5.3″ x 1.8″
7. Jacobsen - Bankers Wall Clock
The only way to give this wall clock some semblance of justice is to show it to you from two angles as I have in the image above. The Jacobsen Bankers Wall Clock is an absolutely stunning piece of design work by infamous Danish designer Arne Jacobsen. Available in three wildly different sizes, this wall clock is truly a piece of art and as you can see, is one of the more unique time pieces on this list. Its concave glass front gives the entire clock the appearence of hovering on the wall producing an almost eerie effect.
Stainless steel and glass construction
Runs on a single AA battery.
A perfect gift for wedding anniversaries, birthdays and other special occassions.
Model: Jacobsen Bankers Wall Clock
Dimensions: Available in 8.3″, 11.4″ and 18.9″ diameters.
8. Lemnos - Mono Clock White
Made by Japanese company Lemnos, which produces a wide variety of fine wall and desk clocks in a variety of minimalist and not-so minimalist styles. Out of the dozens that I looked at, this simple clock with black hands stood out to me. It’s a clean design with crisp typeface which is aligned with various Japanese design such as purity and simplicity. What I perhaps like the most about this wall clock is that while it has a design that is unique, it will certainly easily blend nicely with most decor because it essentially doesn’t cry out for attention. Using a SEIKO silent movement, is the cherry on this subtle, silent and beautiful wall clock.
Wood, glass and metal construction
Hand-made in Japan
SEIKO silent movement.
Model: Mono Clock White
Dimensions: 10.63″ x 10.59″ x 2.52″
9. Nordic Minimalist Wall Clock
Not every room or space requires a wall clock with primary or stark colors. Sometimes you want something a bit more subtle. That’s where this Nordic Minimalist wall clock comes into play. Still designed to be a minimalist and modern looking clock, this Scandinavian decor inspired clock is available in four different soft pastel colors. It’s a medium sized clock so it’s not over-bearing and can be shipped for free worldwide.
Available in 4 pastel colors
Made of composite materials
1 X AA battery required
Brand: Staunton & Henry
Model: Nordic Minimalist Wall Clock
Dimensions: 26cm diameter
10. Countryside Style Metal Wall Clock
If you’re looking for something really out of the ordinary, then perhaps this vintge metal and glass wall clock is your sort of thing. Featuring a completely silent quartz movement, it’s not only minimalist in looks, but harkens back to an era we tend to attribute a fair bit of nostalgia to. With thres hands and a gorgeous teal casing, this clock is available in a 12-inch sizxe. A charming addition to any room or space, the large black numbers against the cream retro dial face make for easy time-telling.
Metal frame with glass cover
Easy to see the time from any angle
Model: Countryside Style Metal Wall Clock
Dimensions: 12.4″ x 12.4″ x 2.36″
11. Braun Classic Analog Quartz Wall Clock
From the infamous minds of German industrial designers, Dieter Rams and Dietrich Lubs comes another classic looking wall clock from Braun. With a bold white face and larger black hand dials and hour and minute markers, some may not consider this to be a purely minimalist wall clock, but I think its simple and elegant enough to be included on this list. The matte case and dial is very nice and the clock is topped off with quiet German precision quartz movement. With a 201mm diameter, it’s a relatively small wall clock that would make for a perfect fit in a small room or the kitchen.
Plastic and acrylic construction
Analog quartz movement
Matte case and dial finish
Model: BNC006BKBK Classic Analog Quartz Wall Clock
Dimensions: 20 centimetre diameter
12. Society6 - White Minimalist Wall Clock
This is the kind of aesthetically stark and modern wall clock that is both affordable and stylish. Let’s imagine for a moment that you’ve been charged with getting a stylish wall clock for an office or larger space that requires more than one clock, but you’re on a tight budget. This is exactly the type of clock you might want to consider. Available in a wood frame, white frame, or black frame with the option of changing the hand colors betwen white or black, this clock is fairly customizable. Made with high-impact, premium shatter resistant materials, the Society 6 minimalist wall clock makes for a gorgeous traditional timepiece that serves as functional wall decor.
Natural wood, black or white frame options
Black or white hands to match
High-impact plexiglass face
Model: White Minimalist Wall Clock
Dimensions: 10″ diameter
13. Umbra - Stainless Steel Ribbon Wall Clock
Available in five different metal colour finishes, this Ribbon clock from Umbra is made of stainless steel and is designed to operate silently while it adorns practically any room in your home. My only wish is that the designers would have sought the wisdom to remove the small Umbra logo on the clock’s face. But I guess there is no such thing as a perfect wall clock.
Lightweight stainless steel construction
Non-ticking, quiet Quartz movement
Available in five colour options
Model: Stainless Steel Ribbon Wall Clock
14. Arne Jacobsen - Roman Wall Clock
I literally love every single thing about this wall clock. From the solid matte white dial to the elegance and minimalism of the entire object, as well as the fantastic and simple name. Born out of a design that was originally made for a town hall in 1942, this clock is available in four sizes and is completely faithful to the original design drawings.
Aluminum and glass construction
Concave glass front give the clock appearance as if though its hovering on the wall
Brand: Arne Jacobsen
Model: Roman Wall Clock
15. Eki Sapporo Station Clock
It would seem that there is plenty of evidence to suggest that some of the very best wall clock designs to ever exist had as their origins, train stations. That’s probably because the designers of these train station clocks were often tasked with designing clocks that were easy to read from a distance and presented next to no ambiguity. Such is the case with this Japanese clock inspired by Takenobu Igarashi’s Hokkaido’s Sapporo station clock. This beautiful wall clock features a blocky dials and even minute markers encased in a slick aluminum frame.
Runs on a single AA battery
Model: Eki Sapporo Station Clock
Dimensions: 10″ diameter
16. Umbra - Ribbonwood Large Modern Wall Clock
This starburst style wall clock from decor giant Umbra uses a gentle wood bending technique to create an eye-catching design that will complement many rooms. Available in a Natural wood finish as well as a stained Aged Walnut finish, the curves and simplicity of this wall clock make for a stunning look. The soft curves create delightful shadows on your wall and add a nice modern and natural touch to your decor. As with a lot of modern wall clocks, this Umbra timepiece features a non-ticking silent quartz movement that is maintenance-free.
Available in two wood finishes
Made of bent beechwood
Silent Quartz movement
Model: Ribbonwood Wall Clock
Dimensions: 20.25″ diameter
17. Jacobsen - City Hall Clock
Designed by Arne Jacobsen designed for Rødovre City Hall in 1956, the City Hall Wall Clock is a gorgeous white-faced clock whose design has now been acquired by Danish retailer Rosendahl. Made with a Stainless Steel construction and a concave glass front, this clock also gives the appearance of hovering on the wall. Simple, clean, and classic, the grey circles for designating minutes along with bold black lines that designate the hour numerals make for a classic Jacobsen design and can make a dramatic statement in both commercial and residential spaces.
Aluminum case, flat mineral glass crystal
Designed in 1956
Model: Jacobsen City Hall Wall Clock
Dimensions: 11.5″ diameter
18. Thomson - Bi-Color Plywood Clock
From the mind of Japanese designer Yuichi Nara who is responsible for a wide range of gorgeous clocks you can adorn your walls with, comes this very nicely constructed wooden plywood clock. Clean, round and die-cut numbers that show through a darker wood for contrast make for a very beautiful time-piece. Powered with a single AA battery and running on a silent mechanism every part of this clock is designed for high legibility and time-telling with a gorgeous wooden frame.
Made primarily of wood and plastic
Designed in 2010
19. Normann - Bolld Wall Clock
This hyper-simple and minimalist clock has two ways of distinguishing itself. First is the choice of colors the clock is available in. A perfect set of choices for a wider variety of home and office settings, one of which is bound to match or compliment your decor. Second comes the plump hands of the clock which give it its namesake. It’s definitely a bold look for a wall clock. It’s style is in the fine tradition of Nordic design and will make for a fine and decorative addition to any room. One last detail that caught my eye. The use of colors on each of the three clocks combined with the way the hands are separated from each other gives the illusion that both hands are floating on top of the face of this wall clock. An obviously concious and brilliant decision by designer Jonas Wagell.
Available in three color combinations
Made of steel and aluminum
Runs on one AA battery
Model: Bold Clock
Dimensions: 35 centimetre diameter
20. Timelike - 3D Clock Hands
As we get closer to the bottom of this list of fine, modern, and minimalist clocks, I wanted to throw in a clock that works both on its own as something you can simply throw on the wall and still make for a fine simple clock, but also works as more of a DIY clock. What I mean by that is that this clock has, as you can see, an open design, with literally just the minute and hour hands. If you’re the DIY type, you can arrange any set of numbers or items around these hands as long as they clear the larger minute hand.
Made of aluminum
Minute hand extends out 24.3cm from the middle of the clock.
Model: 3D Clock Hands
21. Kieragrace Watch Wall Clock
I’m not going to be able to tell you much about this clock. That’s because the product description everywhere I’ve found tells me nothing about it. That said, I still felt like I needed to include this clock from Kiera Grace. It’s sunken face using the elements of the aluminum or steel, plastic, or whatever material they are using to create this clock, makes for an incredibly unique clock face. I love the interplay between the big red face of this wall clock and the silver hands and casing.
Aluminum maybe or plastic?
Brand: Kiera Grace
Model: Wall Clock
22. Normann Copenhagen - Day Wall Clock
You might think that the name of the game here is subtlety. But this clock in fact comes in a small range of rather bold colors. I chose to show the light grey version above because its my favourite. But if you like the look of this iconic and elegant looking clock face, you might consider the other colors it’s available in which include black, blue and a dark maroon. Behind a domed plate of rounded glass, the Day Wall Clock is interesting to look at from nearly any angle. The serrated frame, cast in aluminum gives it a textured and look and is designed to artfully reflect the gears inside the clock.
Available in four colours
Serrated aluminum case
Brand: Normann Copenhagen
Model: Day Wall Clock
Dimensions: 11 inch diameter
23. The Haki - Decorative Wall Clock
This simple, faux-leather faced wall clock from TheHaki is a great polished, modern, and simple wall clock that is avialable in a whopping 9 different color combinations. This means it should be rather easy to match any wall color or surrounding decor choices you may have made. Perfect for a bedroom, classroom or office, the artificial leather face provides for a nice texture while remaining true to its minimalist styling.
PU Leather construction
Runs a silent non-ticking time mechanism
Requires one AA battery
Model: Decorative Wall Clock
24. La Chic - Numbers Clock
Bold, yet simple. This Numbers Clock from La Chic certainly makes a point of making a statement. That said, as soon as you click through on the links above, you’ll happily see that the clock comes in a huge variety of different color combinations. Add to that the fact that you can customize both the frame and hand color of most of these combos makes for a very attractive and frankly very affordable wall clock. Made out of natural wood, black or white frames this 10″ diameter sized wall clock will feel right at home in almost any space.
Wood, aluminum construction.
Plexiglass crystal face
Backside hook for easy hanging
Brand: La Chic
Model: Numbers Clock
Dimensions: 10 inch diameter
25. Hito Modern Silent Wall Clock
People are often off-put by the ticking sound that many modern wall clocks make. And can you blame them? If you like to run a quiet household, that sounds can be downright penetrating and eventually grating. With four beautiful colour options, the Hito Modern Silent Wall Clock solves that problem with a sweeping movement that is completely silent. Large numbers and hands will let you see the time easily from nearly any distance, and the built-in thermometer and hygrometer (for measuring humidity) are just downright useful.
Aluminum frame construction
Temperature and Humidity sensors built-in
Model: B93Box Cuckoo Wall Clock
Dimensions: Height: 15.7″ x Width: 10.6″ x Depth: 3.5″