Knights of the Round Table Watch from Roger Dubuis
At the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie in Geneva, watchmakers Roger Dubuis showcased the Excalibur Table Ronde, a limited series of 88 watches modeled after the famed Winchester Round Table where King Arthur and the Knights of the Round gathered to discuss quests, Grails, perilous peril, and strange women lying in ponds distributing swords as a system of government.
Hourglasses always seem to have an element of soothing visual beauty. Even with the advancement in technology, Hourglasses have stood the test of time and have been maintained as a beautiful way of presenting and measuring time. Awaglass applies beautiful design and mesmerising science to create an hourglass with soapy liquid which defies the laws of time, and physics and makes the hourglass flow in reverse.
The Awaglass (awa meaning bubble) is inspired by the experiential aspect of an hourglass. The captivating visual of time slipping away. The vessel contains a clear liquid that looks like water. It seems ordinary at first but after one turns the vessel over bubbles begin to form creating an unexpected moment. The Awaglass does not have a pre-determined time, and allows the user to create their own schedule.
The Eiffel tower struck by lightning, 1902 - Photograph by Gabriel Loppé
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