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Clear Thinking

Anh-Minh Le | August 22, 2018 | Style & Beauty Story Style

Renowned industrial designer Marc Newson’s fascination with mantel clocks and affinity for rounded, organic forms converge in his latest timekeeping apparatus: Klepsydra, the Greek word for the ancient clocks that measured time through the flow of water.

Rather than a liquid, though, Newson’s 33-pound crystal and aluminum creation employs roughly 2.85 million steel microballs that drive a 30-minute counter. The system involves cups that are gradually filled with the tiny silver- or gold-coated spheres.

In Northern California, the piece is available exclusively at the Stephen Silver Fine Jewelry boutique inside the Rosewood Sand Hill. $80,000 in silver, $85,000 in gold, 2825 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park

Originally published in the July/August issue of Silicon Valley

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