Clocks with Roman numerals have had a tendency to be decorated with gorgeous frames and hands because of their classical image and the uniformity of their straight lines. In contrast, by drawing attention to the beauty of the linear composition of the Roman numerals, removing the decoration to make the most of the font style, enhancing its delicate sharpness, and striking a balance between the simple hands and the frame, the RIKI ROMAN CLOCK was born in 1977. At the time of its release, this “dry” impression probably had a big impact. But now it seems like a basic modern clock. The boldly painted gold color of the clock frame might be the clock’s only decoration.