Duck Timer: a practical and fun kitchen timer. Electronic kitchen timer in thermoplastic resin, black. Duck Timer, the electronic timer designed by Eero Aarnio, takes the form of a curious, long-necked duck. The playful and functional language, along with a form reminiscent of the animal kingdom, places Duck Timer squarely in line with one of Aarnio's most popular approaches to design. This timer is an object for the kitchen, used in a way that recalls the way a traditional, mechanical timer is used. The time is set by rotating the central dial: clockwise sets the minutes, counterclockwise for the seconds. The typical sound of the alarm has been replaced with a funny duck quack.