Filed under: Timepieces / Watches
Designed by illi and Julien Ado for another firm called designby8, the Art du Temps starts with a rectangular board with a lot of "articulating" squares on it. When in passive mode, some of these squares randomly move up and down "beating" to indicate the passing of the seconds. To see the time you "ask" it to show the time. I think this can be done remotely, or via voice command. Then, in a science fiction like ballet, the squares move around, out of the way to display a digital clock, but one that uses physical pieces. This is called "mechanical digital hours."
How much will it cost? Around 90,000 Swiss Francs, and orders will start to be taken in March 2011, with delivery of the first pieces expected in the fall/winter of 2011. Now watch the video below.
Ariel Adams publishes the luxury watch reviews site aBlogtoRead.com.