After toying with old transistor radio parts for years, designer Daniel Weil has now come up with a one-of-a-kind clock for an architect that presents a unique combination of form and function. Comprising five separate elements finished in ash and nickel-plated brass and silver, the clock engraves both hours and minutes on the face and interior of a 9 3/4-inches diameter ring. Hooking the time-setting mechanism up with the central mechanism with visible rubber belts, the unique timepiece runs on a single AA battery, through visible power strips, masked by the base of the assembly. To quote Weil,
Objects like clocks are both prosaic and profound. Prosaic because of their ubiquity in everyday life, profound because of the mysterious nature of time itself. Time can be reduced to hours, minutes and seconds, just as a clock can be reduced to its component parts. This doesn’t explain time, but in a way simply exposes its mysterious essence.