Time Since Launch Long-Scale Clock

Track up to 2,738 years worth of days with this digital device

Declaring an epoch is as easy as pulling a pin. From that moment forward, the Time Since Launch module counts onward—for up to 2,738 years. Battery life on the launch clock purportedly delivers a 20+ year run-time (and a back-up processor guarantees time continues ticking away when batteries are being changed). Whether it’s the birth of a child, quitting smoking or elevating another kind of …

MB&F + L’Epée 1839’s “The Fifth Element” Weather Station

An entirely mechanical UFO featuring a thermometer, a barometer, and a hygrometer

No one in the world of horlogerie understands the dual-force effect of science fiction with purpose quite like MB&F. On a broader level, every release from the imaginative design house emphasizes the power of artistic and technical exploration, and consumers have appreciated the eccentric yet useful benefits of this. The brand’s name—short for Maximilian Büsser and Friends—calls to attention the fact that their pieces are …

Maison & Objet 2018: Wall Clocks

As a concept, time can be complex, but these timepieces are simply stunning and direct

Time is a complex concept, yet we’re all familiar with ideas about how time flies, time is money and time is a luxury. During 2018’s Maison & Objet, it was evident that time can be decoration, as well. Among the countless gadgets and design objects on display at the Parisian fair, wall clocks were not only numerous, but impressive—and sometimes transformed the way we perceive …

Cartier’s Mystery Clocks Exhibition

19 time-telling art pieces with extraordinary history

A rare treat awaited guests of this year’s prestigious SIHH luxury watch trade show: 19 of Cartier‘s extraordinary Mystery Clocks. Hand-selected by Pascale Lepeu, curator of the Cartier Collection, these time-telling artworks were brought to life between 1912 and 1967 (though, production continues today). These were (and are) pieces made in very limited quantities—with rarity underscored by their quick global sales. In 1973, Cartier’s reacquisition …

CH Omakase 2017: Aurora Clock

A blacked-out update of the timepiece, handmade in an edition of 10

More than a standard reissue, our blacked-out Aurora Clocks for CH Omakase are the marriage of nostalgia and imagination. This type of magical clock illuminated the childhood homes of both CH founders Josh Rubin and Evan Orensten in its traditional chrome form. Rubin and Orensten bonded over it very early on in their relationship—and the opportunity to make a series themselves more than 15 years …