Alessi Anna Timer is fun in the kitchen. She's reliable and ready to help the minute you need to time something accurately. Just wind her up and wait for her to ping. She will time anything up to 60 minutes. Mechanical kitchen timers operate using a spring mechanism - it's the spring that makes them ping. It is essential to wind the spring up completely for best results. Simply wind the timer up anti clockwise to 60 minutes - now wind it back and set the pointer to the required time. If you don't do this you will get a short, weak ring tone. Design: Alessandro Mendini for Alessi, Italy. Made from thermoplastic resin and chrome plated Zamak. Approximate size: 5"