Hönes is one of the best-known and long-standing cuckoo clock manufacturers in the Black Forest. It was founded in the year 1950 by Daniel Hönes and in 1984, it was later taken over by Trenkle, which is also known for producing high-quality cuckoo clocks.
There is a wide selection of clocks as they offer more than 400 different models from traditionally Hand-carved, Chalet style to cutting-edge modern clocks, and personally, I prefer their Chalet-style cuckoo clocks. Chalet-style clocks can vary from a Black Forest House, Swiss Alpine House, and Bavarian Beer Garden. This is a typical Swiss Alpine House style Chalet cuckoo clock made by Hönes.
This clock has a steeply slanted roof which is typical for Swiss Alpine houses.
It depicts a charming Chalet Alpine house with balconies and surrounded by trees and flowers.
These figurines are dancing and turning when the music plays. When buying cuckoo clocks, music and dancing figurines are definitely some features that I always look for. This cuckoo clock has a mechanical Regula movement. Regula and Hubert Herr are the only two cuckoo clock movement manufacturers in the Black Forest, Germany.
This 20-inch clock has an 8-day movement, which means, it needs to be wound once a week by pulling chains until the weights are up.
Hönes has maintained its reputation as one of the top quality cuckoo makers of the Black Forest because of its focus on quality craftsmanship and definitely has mastered the art of making quality cuckoo clocks.