Klepsydra gold - by HG Timepiece. Designed by Marc Newson

The Klepsydra

An anachronistic timepiece, rooted between simplicity and complexity

An anachronistic timepiece, rooted between simplicity and complexity

Klepsydra is a timepiece without comparison. Its apparent simplicity hides a complex mechanism: the movement is meticulously orchestrated with infinite precision and controls the flow of nanoballs to accurately measure time. Reminiscent of an ancient time instrument, the water clock, it offers a multi-sensorial experience of time.

Product features

An object that will last
Side view of the Klepsydra Gold
A uniquely crafted Art piece
The Klepsydra is specifically made of mouth-blown fine crystal glass, hand-carved optical glass, and anodized stainless-steel
Front view of the Klepsydra copper
A meticulously orchestrated seesaw movement

The 12 suspended cups on the glass wheel are alternatively filled with 20gr nanoballs and then emptied every 10 second 

Back view of the Klepsydra Silver, with Marc Newson signature
Activating the precision timer
The handle allows to rotate the crystal dome until the tank lies horizontally. This central piece features Marc Newson’s signature
Side view of the Klepsydra Gold
A uniquely crafted Art piece
The Klepsydra is specifically made of mouth-blown fine crystal glass, hand-carved optical glass, and anodized stainless-steel
Front view of the Klepsydra copper
A meticulously orchestrated seesaw movement
The 12 suspended cups on the glass wheel are alternatively filled with 20gr nanoballs and then emptied every 10 second
Back view of the Klepsydra Silver, with Marc Newson signature
Activating the precision timer
The handle allows to rotate the crystal dome until the tank lies horizontally. This central piece features Marc Newson’s signature

How does the Klepsydra work?

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Initiating the instrument

Gently rotate the crystal dome in the direction of the arrow etched on the top of the Klepsydra to collect the nanoballs.
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Principle

The process commences when the nanoballs are released from the glass tank. This will activate the 12 suspended cups on the glass wheel

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Minutes hand time setting

The minutes hand can be set backwards to its initial position [« 30 » etched figure] by rotating it anti-clockwise

Available in different colours

gold, silver & copper
Klepsydra gold - by HG Timepiece. Designed by Marc Newson
Klepsydra silver - by HG Timepiece. Designed by Marc Newson
Klepsydra copper, designed by Marc Newson

Its apparent simplicity belies the technical complexity and the challenges involved in its creation.

The Klepsydra is available in 3 colours : the nanoballs are coated with either fine gold, fine silver or copper.
Price from : 98’000 CHF (depending on the nanoballs coating)

30 minutes precision timer

H 357mm – D 260 mm – 15 kg – 2’857’140 nanoballs
klepsydra exploded view

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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Despite the apparent simplicity, the Hourglass has millions of moving parts. When the Hourglass is inverted, the nanoballs fall and bounce in an erratic way, resulting in a 10, 30 or 60 minutes timer.