world's first year long clock – thepresent by m ss ng p eces
dec 05, 2012
world's first year long clock – thepresent by m ss ng p eces


world’s first year long clock – ‘thepresent’ by m ss ng p eces

 

 

developed as the world’s first wall clock that takes 365 days to complete a single rotation, ‘thepresent’ by new york-based creative studio
m ss ng p eces tells the story of the seasons using subtle gradients of pure color to mark the equinoxes & solstices throughout the year.
using a one-of-a kind german engineered annual movement, the chronograph approaches time with a unique perspective by showcasing
a meditative long view that helps user become more present, more often.

 

automatically setting itself to the exact day once two AA batteries are inserted, the annual hand commences circulating around the
gradient-processed graphic which features over 16 million colors. for construction and durability purposes, ‘thepresent’ incorporates
a stainless steel backplate with a radial brush finish and custom shaped dome glass for the front panel.

 

 

‘thepresent’ 
video courtesy of  m ss ng p eces

 

 

tick tock

video courtesy of  m ss ng p eces

 

 


printing ‘thepresent’

video courtesy of  m ss ng p eces

 

 

gradient detail

 

 

graphic diecut

 

 

prototype enclosure

 

 

gradient proofs

 

 

specially engineered annual movement

 

 

assembly of the annual movement in germany

 

 

drawings for annual hand

 

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