Since ancient times, there have been a lot of tools that can record time. From Japanese to clocks to clocks, from hourglass to calendar, but the 8th bed heard that recently a crooked designer has created the most expensive hourglass in the world.
This designer is one of the most influential and span industrial designers today, with Marc Newson, known as “ghost”.
The products designed by MARC are always facing the future. The products designed by him from the sea have been known for soft and elegant lines and shapes. A weapon that expresses time with poetry, the most expensive hourglass Ikepod in the world
Why is this the most expensive hourglass in the world? Because its price is as high as $ 12,000 (about 82,000 yuan).
IKEPOD hourglass is 15 cm high and the widest diameter is 12.5 cm.
In the hourglass, more than 1.2 million small balls used to measure time were installed.
The IkePod hourglass shell is made of bleaching borosilicate glass blewed.
Scene when firing
This glass is not only very transparent, but also shock -resistant and heat -resistant
And it is stronger than crystal!
These small balls in the hourglass are injected into the hourglass in a vacuum environment to avoid static electricity and mixing impurities.
These small balls are not ordinary fine sand or other common fillers, but 1,249,996 anti -corrosion metal balls named “Nanoballs”.
In terms of magnification, these diameter of only 0.6 mm “nano balls” are made of stainless steel. The surface is covered with refined copper coating, and the outermost layer is also coated with anticorrosive layer to ensure that it will not push green rust over time. What is even more amazing is that there are no gaps on these nano -balls, so they will neither adhere to each other nor scratch glass.
These delicate small balls are seamlessly moved like liquid, each time for 10 minutes.
Sitting next to Ikepod and watching time and the flow of small balls can be described as an indifferent sensory enjoyment.
The dingling sound of the small ball touched the wall, the sound of the sound when sinking, and the rustling sounds when flowing, all like “big beads and small beads falling into the jade plate”.
Whether it is a small ball flying in the air, or the touches of the wall after falling, or when the hills are piled up, it can be so elegant that the passage of time can be so elegant.
However, due to the exquisite production and fine craftsmanship, so far, Uncle Mark has only produced 6 finished iKEPOD hourglass, and can only make 10 per month since then.
In addition to the size of these six hourglass, the color of the small ball is also different.
Since it sells so expensive and the number is so limited. According to the usual routine of luxury goods, these hourglass is naturally known as a limited edition.
This hourglass will produce a total of 100 pieces, each of which has its own number
I even equipped an orange gift box for iKepod
The box is equipped with a leather table cushion to avoid being scratched at the bottom, a pair of white gloves, so as not to leave fingerprints, and a copper foil anti -counterfeiting certificate signed by Newson.
For the local tyrants who are not bad, this limited -edition treasure version definitely has investment value, not to mention that you can show your unique taste while experiencing the visual and hearing of the time flow of time. Essence