Robustly made little clockwork timer, standing just over 2 inches tall. Made of polished metal, with a soft ring on the base so it doesn't scratch your surfaces. Twist the top half clockwise to move the time from 1 minute to 59 minutes and the alarm sounds as a metallic bell (like an old-fashioned alarm clock). If you twist it to the full time, then come back to the time you want, the alarm will sound for longer - if you just move it to (say) 5 minutes, it is very short. It's plenty loud enough to hear over normal household noise and looks neat/smart out on display on a worktop.