Almost Object’s Simple Stretch Clock

Available on Kickstarter now, a rubber band that transforms everyday objects into time-telling tools

Almost Object founder and designer Nicholas Baker attributes his newest release to an emerald-colored marble slab he found on the sidewalk in his Brooklyn neighborhood. He took the discarded material home—as he often does, he explains—and let it marinate in his space. After a while, an idea hit: he’d wrap the slab in a timekeeping mechanism, transforming the decorative element into a clock. Keeping the …

Scott Thrift’s Trio of Tools for “Being in Time”

Three "clocks" that forgo seconds, minutes and hours for something more natural

Scott Thrift returns to Kickstarter to debut a new time-channeling tool, this one dedicated to the phases of the moon. This campaign does more than allow people to support the most recent addition to Thrift’s magical roster of machines; it grants access to all three. Since 2011 we’ve been enamored with and utilized the Brooklyn-based artist and designer’s original “The Present.” The hand on this colorful annual clock …

Mondaine Honors the 75th Anniversary of the Swiss Railway Clock

Time-telling tools from an independent brand known for impeccable design and equal precision

Whether you’ve traveled through Switzerland and seen it in real life or not, the Federal Swiss Railway clock is an icon of modern time-telling. In the years since its 1944 release, it has achieved a particularly beloved place in global design recognition. Schweizerische Bundesbahnen (SBB) engineer Hans Hilfiker imagined the original—which would come to represent the precision of the transport system—but since 1986, Swiss watch …