Watches and Wonders 2022: Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Atmos Hybris Mechanica Calibre 590

An accurate depiction of the cycles of the Earth, Sun and Moon—all powered by air

Falling under the parameters of the second category represented in the very title of the prestigious Geneva trade show Watches and Wonders, Jaeger-LeCoultre‘s Atmos Hybris Mechanica Calibre 590 is a most wondrous and accurate depiction of the moon’s daily trek around Earth, and our home planet’s annual jaunt around the sun. Once set, this “tellurium” (a title that nods to historic astronomical time-telling devices) won’t need adjustment until …

Orb Clock

Historic clock manufacturer L’Épée 1839 has once again collaborated with experimental time-telling brand MB&F to create the Orb, a transformative, futuristic clock that resembles a high-tech eye. Comprised of four segments that surround the dial, the Orb can be positioned fully closed, fully open or somewhere in between for swivel, hanging or balanced structuring. Behind this cutting-edge design, a L’Épée 1839 hour-striking clock with an …

Author Clock’s Whimsical Design Interweaves Time + Literature

Part clock and part literary archive, this fiction-infused product rethinks how time is told

Checking the time throughout the day isn’t often fun or memorable, yet the Author Clock—launching today on Kickstarter—is designed to change that. Using literary quotes that mention a specific time, this charming clock conveys each minute within the day. These quotes, sourced from over a thousand books across six centuries, deliver the hour while conjuring famed fictional worlds—from Virginia Woolf to William Shakespeare—turning temporality into …