Both Hagenauer brothers, Karl and Franz, took part in this design. Franz designed the form and Karl designed the rooster.
The rooster was a popular theme of the Werkstatte Hagenauer. The elegance and lofty of this animal were characteristics the two brothers seemed to like. This depiction is especially reduced with its elegant pose and its simplified attributes. The quality of craftsmanship is, typical for Hagenauer, very high. Inside the housing is a mechanical clock,which can be wound up by turning the whole mechanism.