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Apple Designer Marc Newson Has Created a $12,000 Hourglass Filled With Nanoballs

29 May 2017

This $12,000 Hourglass Created by Marc Newson is the Best Thing You Can Buy Right Now

Did you know that this $12,000 hourglass crated by Marc Newson is the best thing you can purchase now?

Apple designer Marc Newson has made something truly remarkable. He created a special hourglass for Hodinkee that looks as majestic as f&%^.

An Apple designer made it but it doesn’t concern any of their products. Handcrafted as one of the most beautiful hourglasses we’ve ever seen, this one has a price tag of $12,000.

One of the best features about this hourglass is that instead of the classic sand, this one contains noisy nanoballs.

Yea, not many of you would think about buying this piece, even if a famous designer created it.

The hourglass is 150mm tall and 125mm across at the widest point. So if you are thinking about purchase it, make sure you’ve got room for it.

This $12,000 Hourglass Created by Marc Newson is the Best Thing You Can Buy Right Now
This $12,000 Hourglass Created by Marc Newson is the Best Thing You Can Buy Right Now

Instead of the boring sand that every other hourglasses feature, this one has 1.3 million tiny copper balls. The measurement of the nanoballs is just 0.6mm in diameter.

How much time it measures?

The 1.3 million tiny copper balls measure precisely 10 minutes. Not that you can’t measure your time using a watch, or anything really.

The way that the creators describe it makes it sound likes it’s something worth buying/having/enjoying. You can be the judge of that.

“Sometimes you see an object, and it just captivates you. You can’t look away. You can’t even really explain what you’re looking at either,” Hodinkee says.

This $12,000 Hourglass Created by Marc Newson is the Best Thing You Can Buy Right Now
This $12,000 Hourglass Created by Marc Newson is the Best Thing You Can Buy Right Now

“Marc Newson’s Hourglass is one such object. It takes the idea of one of the most basic time-measuring instruments ever devised, and pushes it to its limits.”

“It is perhaps one of the most fundamental objects in the world of timekeeping, and arguably one of the oldest, but I love the fact that it is so sort of deeply esoteric, and it has this strange and mesmeric quality,” Newson says.

This $12,000 Hourglass Created by Marc Newson is the Best Thing You Can Buy Right Now
This $12,000 Hourglass Created by Marc Newson is the Best Thing You Can Buy Right Now
This $12,000 Hourglass Created by Marc Newson is the Best Thing You Can Buy Right Now
This $12,000 Hourglass Created by Marc Newson is the Best Thing You Can Buy Right Now |source: hodinkee.com|

“On one hand, you’re witnessing time. But on the other hand, it’s completely sort of timeless, and it actually if anything focuses your attention on the opposite of time, if that makes any sense.”

But would you want to have it? Let us know in the comments below!

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