The Hourglass Goes Digital

The hourglass is one of the oldest timekeeping methods there is and not much has changed in the last hundreds of years in hourglass design. Until now. The “Sand+Time Watch” from designer Pavel Balykin takes this ancient concept and updates it to the digital age. Sort of. Technically the hourglass pixel mode is just a screensaver and you have to actually press a button on the watch to the get the proper time but aesthetically it looks really freakin’ cool to be wearing an hourglass on your wrist.

The Sand+Time Watch solves that age old issue of wearing an hourglass on your wrist- the problem is keeping your wrist level at all times and flipping it over when the sands run out (which is exactly why all previous hourglass watches failed).

via Yanko