Chalet cuckoo clocks are more recent than traditional cuckoo clocks and the main attraction of the clock is the chalet (a small house).
They will typically feature a scene that would be common in a country village and are known for their figurine movement. Chalet clocks are brightly colored in contrast to carved cuckoo clocks. There are also three different styles, the Schwarzwald, Swiss and Bavarian. The Schwarzwald depicts houses from the Black Forest. The Swiss style depicts houses from Switzerland and the Bavarian is of houses from Bavarian region.
It is not uncommon to find a scene with woodchoppers, beer drinkers, hunters or farmers. The Chalet style is often the most popular as many cuckoo lovers enjoy the scenes of merrymaking and traditional entertainment.