Australian Marc Newson is regarded as one of the most influential designers and inventors of our time. There is hardly an object to which he has not devoted his attention: air planes, bicycles, armchairs, interior design and household objects. Around the turn of the millennium, he launched a watch collection under the Ikepod brand. Today Ikepod provides a stunning reinterpretation of an old theme: the hourglass.
Yes, the sandglass can be reinvented! Even the term "sandglass" does not really apply here. Enormous effort goes into crafting hourglasses from a single piece, containing "nanoballs". These are tiny steel balls, coated with various metals. This objet d'art - clearly a potential collector's item - comes in two sizes, with a 60-minute time limit and a 10-minute "operating reserve".