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The Hourglass

An iconic timepiece reinvented

An iconic timepiece reinvented

The Hourglass is hand made from a single piece of 5mm to 7mm thick Borosilicate Glass.
Nanoballs have absolutely perfect spherical shape measuring precisely 0.6mm in diameter and coated with fine gold or silver. When the Hourglass is inverted, the nanoballs fall and bounce in an erratic way, resulting in a 10, 30 or 60 minutes timer. Discover more about The Hourglass

Product features

An object that will last
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
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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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.
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

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

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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