Posts Tagged 'timepiece'

Need An Hourglass? How About One For $12,000?

The Verge reported –

This is a safe space, okay? We’re going to talk about a $12,000 hourglass designed by Apple designer Marc Newson in this post, and I won’t judge you if you want it. But let me be straight up about my feelings: this thing is ridiculously expensive, and I don’t “get” it. I’m also a little lowbrow. As I mentioned, Newson created an Hourglass for Hodinkee that costs $12,000. Only 100 are being made. Each is custom created in a glass factory. The hourglass is filled with 1,249,996 “nanoballs” that are 0.66mm in diameter and made of solid stainless steel coated in copper. The hourglass times 10 minutes.

Continue reading and watch a video HERE.

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So You Always Wanted A Watch Covered With Your Pet’s Fur?

So you always wanted a watch covered with your pet’s fur? Well, today is your lucky day. Actually not; they’re on back order. But, you can find out about the watches HERE.

Simply send us 2-4 oz of your pets fur in an airtight bag. Once it arrives at our studio, the magic begins! We’ve developed an innovative and hand crafted process to transform the fur into a felted wool, which we heat form to a leather watch band and metal watch body shell. With our specialized hydrophobic coating, your new timepiece will remain soft, yet stay clean and water resistant.

Prague’s 600 Year Old Astronomical Clock

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According to Wikipedia –

The clock was first installed in 1410, making it the third-oldest astronomical clock in the world and the oldest one still operating. Formerly, it was believed that the Orloj was constructed in 1490 by clockmaster Jan Růže (also called Hanuš); this is now known to be a historical mistake. A legend, recounted by Alois Jirásek, has it that the clockmaker Hanuš was blinded on the order of the Prague Councillors so that he could not repeat his work; in turn, he disabled the clock, and no one was able to repair it for the next hundred years.

Continue reading HERE.

The Most Complicated Mechanical Watch Ever Made

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According to Bloomberg –

We have a new horological king. The Vacheron Constantin Reference 57260 pocket watch is the most complicated mechanical watch ever made. By Vacheron’s count, the Reference 57260 has 57 distinct complications. This is all packed into a case that is 98 mm (3.86 inches) across and 50.55 mm (1.99 inches) thick. It looks like a pocketwatch, but it isn’t fitting in your pants pocket soon. It has a solid 18k white gold case and densely packed components inside. It took a team of three watchmakers more than eight years to design and create the 2,800-component Reference 57260 from scratch. 

Continue reading HERE.

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Geeky Clock – WhatColourIsIt

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WhatColourIsIt is so geeky that, possibly, only web developers will appreciate it. It displays the current time on a solid color background of the corresponding HTML color code. The background color changes as the seconds tick off.

Check it out HERE.

 

Tikker – The Watch That Counts Down Your Life

tikkercarousel-sMyTikker.com is accepting pre-orders for Tikker – The Death Watch ($59.00). The watch counts down the time until you are expected to exit this mortal coil. I find it rather depressing, but I would probably feel more optimistic about this gadget if I were 20 years younger. If you are not creeped out and want your own Death Watch, get it HERE.

 


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