MB&F knows who their customers are. They make ambitious mechanical watches that never fail to evoke wonder. They operate a gallery that highlights mechanical art from other fields. So, it would not be a stretch to predict how they would celebrate their first decade in the business.
A concept only award winning design by Fuquan Junze. The bowl-like clock comes with two sets of lamps – 12 big lamps represent hours, 60 small lamps for minutes. Simple enough. Fuquan is currently looking for a manufacturer to produce it. related links Oil Monkey (via Ian Claridge)
Ikepod continues to pursue the collector’s market with its new hour glass by designer Marc Newson. The clock is a feat of engineering made using borosilicate glass and millions of stainless steel nanoballs. Borosilicate is a specialized and unusually durable type of glass. It is used in laboratories and aerospace applications because it is able to withstand high pressure and weight loads. Each of the hour glass pieces are blown individually by a glass blower based in Basel Switzerland (where else?) related links Ikepod
Imagine a clock that you can smash all you want and it won’t break. Keep Imagining because that clock doesn’t exist. However, Matthias Lange here, has come up with a prototype called ‘Smash’ that not only takes a beating but encourages you to by making it part of its interface. You have to punch it to stop it ringing. related links Matthias Lange
Thorunn Arnadottir’s bead clock is a necklace where each bead represents 5 minutes. The orange and red beads represent hours. As the wheel on which it rests, turns, one bead falls off thus counting the passing of time. To tell the time, one has to count the beads and to help with that, Thorunn has a silver bead for midnight and a golden one for noon. According to Thorunn, his prototype’s goal was to create a more ‘emotional’ perception of time and to take it further, you could express your freedom from time by removing the beads from the wheel,…
A clever candle that marks the approximate time it would take for it to burn down. related links Candle Clock
Richard Mille was commissioned to create a pendulum clock to celebrate the 400 year anniversary of Quebec City.
Tape Measure Clock Japanese Design collective, N.O.L have a thing for off beat clocks as you can see from the amount of concepts they’ve developed including two where they combined stools with clocks. The first concept is called the Tape Measure Clock that show the current time not only from the front but also from the side. The Dim clock The Dim clock indicates the time with LED behind the fabric. Felt Clock and Stool The Felt Clock and Stool is an unusual combination where the face of the stool can be reused as a clock. ho.ta.ru The ho.ta.ru stool…
Beautiful graphic design influenced Alarm Clock with mp3 player built in by Antrepo4. It comes in three color options – Pure Black, Clean White, Strong Metal. related links Antrepo4a2591 blog (via Mocoloco)
Aitkenhead Clock Designer Ross McBride has always had this thing for clocks even though he isn’t from the watch and clock industry. Most of his work usually remains in the concept stage even though he has launched his own watch brand. In the first of the three concepts, The Aitkenhead Clock features a clockface where the hour hand keeps time from the clock’s center while the minute hand orbits around. The minute hand is actually fixed to the surface which rotates. The Sinking Clock The Sinking Clock that appears to be lodged into your desk or your floor depending on…
The Lacoste TT Concept Watch Fresh wristwatch and clock concepts by design collective, Designed by Item. The Lacoste Techrono Concept Unnamed watch concept with a band that snaps on to your wrist like the Opla by Voila Another unnamed concept The Border line watch is a clip on reminiscent of the pager The Mantel Dome – A fresh take on the traditional carriage clock. related links Designed by Item
Designer Naoki Terada’s Honoka clock for Lemnos. (via Mocoloco) related links Lemnos