Some people prefer to learn the time on a vintage grandfather clock that resonates through a tile corridor. Others like the chime of their rare tabletop Philippe Patek. Then, of course, there’s the old standby of the wall clock.
No matter what our time-telling preference, we do not expect to exact significant effort to see that it’s 4:20. These designed watches, however, make complications on a true watch-o-philes’s wrist seem. They certainly reveal a preference among designers to eschew the relationship between form and function.
Clock developed by Anna Marinenko as a tribute to Japan.
They are about as easy to read as a 19th century marine chronometer. Beauty has its place in clocks, but who wants to read an instruction manual or watch a Youtube video about how to read a clock?
One should wonder about a clock’s effectiveness– or at least about the designer’s sense of relationship between form and function– if it comes with instructive photos.
This will clock turns 24-hour military time into something whimsical and artful. Its dimensionalism further adds to its attractive design.
The subtlety of this clock adds to its appeal. Whose eyes would linger on the magnification of the numbers as time passes?