There is something very mesmerizing and magical about hourglasses. Watching nature’s element slowly trickle down to denote the passage of time is a one-of-a-kind experience. When designers give a touch of luxury to this age-old timekeeping device, the result is truly breathtaking. The Ikepod Hourglass by Marc Newson, which debuted at this year’s Baselworld, is the perfect example of a luxurious hourglass. The 60 minutes “counter” is an aesthetic beauty with its sleek curves and exquisite materials. The luxe appeal is increased by the “sand” that is composed of carbon or nickel-plated nanoballs. This age-old timepiece with a contemporary touch is a must-have collector’s piece.
The container measures 265mm x 300mm x 3mm. An amazing creation, it is truly a class apart.