‘Time in Six Parts’ is a revolutionary clock by Che-Wei Wang that takes 100 years years to complete a full rotation.
Wang’s approach was to explore different time scales that are otherwise out of reach.
The six parts of the clock include: In a Lifetime, Cinematic Timepiece, One Hour Sprocket, Thermal Clock, Couting to a Billion, and 3.16 Billion Cycles.
Implications - Analog clock designers have battled the rise of digital clocks by creating artistic timepieces that tell much more than just the time. These sculptural analog clocks use complex mechanisms to display the hour and minute, creating an interactive art piece that forces hurried consumers to take a moment to relax.
'Time in Six Parts' Takes 100 Years to Complete a Full Rotation
1. Long-term Timekeeping - The development of clocks that take several years or even decades to complete a full rotation opens up opportunities for unique and meaningful timekeeping experiences.
2. Sculptural Analog Clocks - The rise of sculptural analog clocks that incorporate complex mechanisms to display the time offers a disruptive innovation opportunity in the clockmaking industry.
3. Exploring Different Time Scales - The exploration of time scales that are otherwise out of reach provides new possibilities for creative and thought-provoking clock designs.
1. Clockmaking - The clockmaking industry can leverage long-term timekeeping trends to create innovative and distinctive clock designs.
2. Art and Design - Sculptural analog clocks can disrupt the art and design industry by merging functionality with artistic expression.
3. Luxury Goods - The luxury goods industry has the potential to offer high-end, long-term timekeeping experiences for affluent consumers seeking unique and exclusive products.