Shortly before his death in 1776, eccentric British clock-maker John Harrison claimed to have designed the ‘perfect’ clock, one that would keep time flawlessly. His rivals and peers wrote it off as the boastings of a bitter, 80-year-old failure — but in modern-day light, Harrison has finally been proved right.
Forget hands rotating around a dial or numbers flicking in the dark; this whiteboard-mounted clock erases the time every five minutes and writes the new time. And it's kind of adorable to boot.
Sure, sundials are totally impractical in the age of precise atomic clocks, but this digital sundial cube is still the coolest. Made out of 59 plates of metal cut to match the angle of the sun at different times of the day, the Sun Cube casts a dot-matrix number to mark each hour.
Among the many material forms of Art Deco—from buildings to furniture to cars—clocks somehow seem to make the best use of the machine-age motifs that make the style so wonderful. Feverish geometric forms, mind-bending symmetry, high-contrast colors, modern and ancient materials combined with ticking mechanics and…
Watches are one accessory that's crying out for some green love. They're worn daily, changed often and killed frequently with an accidental bump. Sprout understands and has developed a line of fashionable timepieces that can be tossed away without remorse.
Ahh, alarm clocks. They are modern-day torture devices designed to interrupt a peaceful slumber. Some make it difficult like Tocky which runs away when it goes off. Others like the classic Mr. Bump help you vent your frustration at having to get up so early.
Nooka's got grand ideas of creating clocks to adorn your wall, to match your watch. They need some help getting the cash together to make them a reality though, so have turned to Kickstarter-like Ckie for raising the funds.
We have seen e-ink in plenty of watches and clocks, but this is the first time we have ever seen e-ink in a snowboard.
Bored with the old minute and hour hands? Looking for a challenge when it comes to the simple task of telling the time? Well, good luck figuring the hour of the day with Designer Branislav Sipka's Aqua Clock.
I don't know about you, but I love solar eclipses. Only problem is, you can't look at them directly—or shouldn't, anyway. There are none of those rules with Cauca's Eclipsion clock though, which mimics solar eclipses with the positioning of the "hands." The clock costs $80, with $18 of shipping on top too. [Cauca via …
When it comes to alarm clocks, there's definitely no shortage. But one commonality amongst almost all alarms is that they are annoying. The Acoustic Alarm, however, takes a new approach to the wake-up call.
The Spire Clock is yet another quirky timekeeper that puts some charm back into the humdrum task of telling time. Essentially, the clock is an asymmetrical Japanese fan.
Instead of tossing out his junk components, one man decided to make a clock with a difference: it tells the time on the various planets, not just Earth. So we now know the time on Jupiter, but the reason we'd want to know it is somewhere out there in the ether...
Leonardo Da Vinci supposedly kept a polyphasic sleep schedule—that means that he took 30 minute naps after each 3.5 hours—and that might've been the secret behind his productivity. This concept clock could help you do the same.