The $85,000 Liquid Vacuum Clock

The Liquid-Time Sculpture is a new take on the ancient technology of waterclocks. A vacuum system propels liquid to the top resevoir every 12 hours, and from there, liquid naturally drives a pendulum that keeps the clock pumping. As spheres fill, they denote the hours (left) and minutes (right).

Interestingly, the minute markers only account for 58 total minutes. The missing two minutes are occupied by the time it takes the pipes to drain. The custom 7ft model will run you $85,000 with prices reaching $495,000 for the 35ft model. We'd prefer the sportscar or house that said money could buy, but we'd still enjoy seeing the Liquid-Time Sculpture in action.

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