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The Hourglass

An iconic timepiece reinvented

An iconic timepiece reinvented

With its truly unique design, the Hourglass is a timeless object that allows its owner to emphasize their relationship to time. Observing the millions of nanoballs falling in a mesmeric way allows for a peerless moment of relaxation. Handblown in a single piece of the finest glass, its crafting relies on the most experienced craftsman resulting in a very limited number of pieces made available each year.

Product features

An object that will last
Hourglass Gold on a table
Blown in one piece

The Hourglass is hand made from a single piece of 5mm to 7mm thick Borosilicate Glass, handblown by artisan to closely reproduce Marc Newson’s design.

Hourglass black on a table with a watch
Filled with millions of nanoballs

The nanoballs have absolutely perfect spherical shape measuring precisely 0.6mm in diameter and coated with fine gold or silver. 

Marc Newson signature
The feature of Marc Newson’s signature is a promise of an overarching experience carried through the Hourglass.
Blown in one piece

The Hourglass is hand made from a single piece of 5mm to 7mm thick Borosilicate Glass, handblown by artisan to closely reproduce Marc Newson’s design.

Filled with millions of nanoballs
Nanoballs have absolutely perfect spherical shape measuring precisely 0.6mm in diameter and coated with fine gold or silver.
Marc Newson signature

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Hourglass Gold on a table
Blown in one piece

The Hourglass is hand made from a single piece of 5mm to 7mm thick Borosilicate Glass, handblown by artisan to closely reproduce Marc Newson’s design.

Hourglass black on a table with a watch
Filled with millions of nanoballs
The nanoballs have absolutely perfect spherical shape measuring precisely 0.6mm in diameter and coated with fine gold or silver.
Completed by Marc Newson signature
The feature of Marc Newson’s signature is a promise of an overarching experience carried through the Hourglass.

A captivating movement

nanoballs fall and bounce in an erratic way

Available in different colours

black, copper, silver & gold
Hourglass black by HG Timepiece - Designed by Marc Newson
Hourglass copper by HG Timepiece - Designed by Marc Newson
Hourglass silver by HG Timepiece - Designed by Marc Newson
Hourglass gold by HG Timepiece - Designed by Marc Newson

Despite the apparent simplicity, it has millions of moving parts

The Hourglass is avalaible in 4 colours : the nanoballs are coated either with black, copper, fine gold or fine silver.

Price from : 12’000 CHF (depending on the size & the nanoballs coating)

Three sizes

10, 30 or 60 minutes precision timer

10’ precision timer

Ø 125mm H 150mm – 1.5 kg – 1’249’996 nanoballs

60' precision timer

Ø 250mm H 300mm – 10.0 kg – 7’727’248 nanoballs

30’ precision timer

Ø 200mm H 240mm – 6.0 kg – 3’409’080 nanoballs
Hourglass silver by HG Timepiece - Designed by Marc Newson

10’ precision timer

Ø 125mm H 150mm – 1.5 kg – 1’249’996 nanoballs

60' precision timer

Ø 250mm H 300mm – 10.0 kg – 7’727’248 nanoballs

30’ precision timer

Ø 200mm H 240mm – 6.0 kg – 3’409’080 nanoballs

Imagined & designed by Marc Newson

Marc Newson has been described as one of the most influential designers of his generation. He has worked across an extremely wide range of disciplines, and his clients include some of the best-known and most prestigious brands in the world spanning diverse sectors from manufacturing and technology to tranportation, fashion, and the luxury goods sector.

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Imagined & designed by Marc Newson

Marc Newson has been described as one of the most influential designers of his generation. He has worked across an extremely wide range of disciplines, and his clients include some of the best-known and most prestigious brands in the world spanning diverse sectors from manufacturing and technology to tranportation, fashion, and the luxury goods sector.

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