A Clock Of Pure Elegance
The Chronotronix V400 Nixie Tube clock is a celebration of purist elegance. Its distinguishing markup is the combination of massive cherry wood and shiny black anodized aluminum constituting certain gentility. Imposing reflections on the black surface repeat the full beauty of these rare tubes.
How does the clock work, well each glass tube typically contains 10 or more individual cathode wires in the shape of numbers or letters. The cathodes are stacked so that different numerals appear at different depths, unlike a planar display in which all numerals are on the same plane relative to the viewer. The anode is a transparent metal mesh wrapped around the front of the display. The tube is filled with the inert gas neon (and other gases) with a small amount of mercury. When an electric potential of 120 to 180 volts DC is applied between the anode and any cathode, the gas near the cathode breaks down and the digit spreads it’s wonderfull glow.