Clocks

Real Time analog digital clock

If you’ve got $1,275 to spend, listen up. Dutch designer Maarten Baas‘ Real Time exhibition in Milan this past April is now on Blu-Ray*. That’s right, you can now own a 12 hour long movie in which a performer acts out the motion of a digital clock by painting over and wiping off panels of a glass screen.
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Price: $1,275.00
Available from: Moss

To:Ca Mini and 10 Digit Wood Clock

It was impossible not be charmed by the To:Ca Wood Clock when it was first introduced in 2002. After a few years and many many imitations later, designer Kouji Iwasaki has come up with the most obvious solution to refresh the design of the clock: make it available in different sizes. The Mini, as it sounds, measures at 6 inches wide, while the 10 Digit model expands to 15 inches.  The extended width makes room for a calendar, a new feature for the series. It’s also the first model to feature an alarm clock, which of course is an improvement, though you need to have a large enough bedside table that can accomodate it. The 10 Digit sells for $240 and the Mini at $120. I’ve only seen it available at a Japanese retailer, so if you see it anywhere else for sale please chime in below in the comments section.

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Price: $240.00
Availability: Buy To:Ca Mini and 10 Digit Wood Clock here

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Sonic Woodblock Clock

Similar in nature to the TO:CA ‘wood’ LED clock ($150), this clock’s LED time display shows through its wood veneer face. Two speakers at each end ensure you’ll hear your tunes (mp3 player) loud and clear.

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Price: $115.00
Available from: MoMA Store

Chronotronix V400 Nixie Clock

If you’re looking for a clock that’s equally vintage, modern, and pure geekery, look no further than the Chronotronix V400 Nixie Clock. Nixie tubes are electronic tubes that contain bent cathodes that glow, kind of like neon. They were used for displaying all kinds of information in electronic equipment but have long been replaced by the modern LCD display, but that didn’t stop the folks at NixieClock from creating this incredible desktop clock. Six nixie tubes are planted in a cherry wood frame and finished wita h black anodized aluminum surface, chosen specifically to reflect the glowing numbers. These are made in very limited quantities, so act quick if you want one.

Update: This looks to be no longer available from the original retailer, however, a quick search turns up some other options- nixie clock.

8.8″l x 1.6″h x 3.5″d
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Blank Wall Clock

This white aluminum clock is just begging for your own creative scribbling. Pen included.

Designer: Guixé Martí
40 cm dia.

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Price: $155.00
Available from: Alessi

Plywood Wall Clock

The simple and straightforward clock goes to show how a simple change in material and attention to detail can transform a relatively mundane object like a clock into something cherished and special.

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Price: $80.00
Availability: Buy Plywood Wall Clock here

Two Timer Clock

Multi-time zone clocks are certainly nothing new, but this is the first analog one I’ve seen in which both share the same numbers. Anyone see a bit of Persistence of Memory in this? Comes in Large and Small sizes, priced at $360 and $260, respectively.

Designer: Sam Hecht
Materials: glass, alumnium, abs plastic, quartz movement, battery powered.
Colors: white, black, red

Large: Diam. 23.6″ x D 2.6″
Small: Diam. 11.8″ x D 1.6″

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Price: $260.00
Available from: MATTER

Extra Normal Wall Clock

You might have seen the Extra Normal Watch by Ross McBride, but have you noticed there’s a wall clock version as well? The laser-cut opening acts as the hour hand, which reveals the time as it travels around the face.

Designed by Ross McBride.
Diameter 8.75″
$199.95

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Price: $200.00
Availability: Buy Extra Normal Wall Clock here

Chroma Lab Clocks

It’s been a while since I’ve checked out Supermarket, so I forgot how easy it is to get lost paging through all the recent additions. One collection that stood out was Chroma Lab, mainly for their simple-yet-colorful clocks. Funny enough, these aren’t the colorful ones, but they’re the ones I liked the most. Each clock is built by hand and either hand painted or screen printed.

Faux Bois Pretend Clock, $79.00
Digital Clock, $59.00

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Price: $59.00
Availability: Buy Chroma Lab Clocks here

Ultra Flat Clock, Black and White

If the Ultra Flat Wall Clock was way too colorful for your taste, then you’ll be happy to see this black and white version. Just like the color version, it’s half an inch thick, which makes it one of the thinnest clocks in the world.

Designed by Thomas Buchheim.

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Price: $34.00
Available from: MCA Store

Ultra Flat Wall Clock

Designed by Thomas Buchheim, this super thin wall clock is just the thing to inject some color into your day. It measures in at just half an inch thick, which means you can hang it pretty much anywhere. Pretty impressive (and affordable too).

Uses one button cell LR1130 battery (included).
14.2″ diameter, 0.5″ thick

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Price: $35.00
Available from: SFMOMA

Time is Money Clock

Made of around 50 bills of recycled Japanese Yen, this little clock will perhaps remind you of the money you’re making (or losing?) with each tick.

Recycled Yen & Resin
Dimensions: 3/8″ x 3 3/8″ x 1 3/4″
Made in Japan.

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Price: $40.00
Availability: Buy Time is Money Clock here

Neverend Clock

Take a look at these laser-etched Neverend Clocks. It’s a first edition of a series created by Kitsune Noir and Furni, with each edition featuring artwork from a different designer/artist. This particular one is by wallpaper designer and artist Dan Funderburgh, and if you’re not familiar with that name, you’re in for a treat. We’ve posted his Chinatown Toile and Flower Pedal wallpaper before, but there’s much more to be seen at his site.

Limited edition of 88 pieces, available through Furni.

Available in Black or Natural.
16″H x 9″W

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Price: $198.00
Available from: FURNI

Real Time Canvas Clock

This clever piece of functional art combines a printed clock graphic with a real working clock mechanism. I’m thinking office or kitchen.

-Lightweight, high-qualitity canvas frame
-420mm x 297mm
-Requires 1 x AA battery (not included).

Purchase Information:

Price: $36.35
Availability: Buy Real Time Canvas Clock here

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Woodstation Clock

Taking some visual cues from the Wood Led Clock, the seemingly blank face of the Woodstation Clock’s interface will illuminate through its veneer with a wave of a hand�thanks to its built-in motion sensor�displaying the day’s forecast, temperature, humidity, time and date. It’s designed as a kid’s toy to stimulate young minds about weather and climate change, but it’s got such a great design that I wouldn’t mind having one myself.

Material: compressed recycled wood, coated for extra strength and durability.
Dimensions: 5″L x 2″W x 9″H

Uses 4 AA batteries or an adaptor (included).

Purchase Information:

Price: $175.00
Availability: Buy Woodstation Clock here

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