Art Lebedev's Segmentus Clock Simulates Digital

Art Lebedev's Segmentus Clock Simulates Digital

Range Govindan
Mar 5, 2010

If you take off your glasses or look from afar, all you'll see when you look at the Segmentus clock is a display that shows the time, kind of like those old clocks that were so popular some time ago. Now, when you look closer, you'll see a whole bunch of clock hands working together to effectively simulate a digital display!

Art Lebedev just released their latest clock and it's called Segmentus. From afar, this looks like a old digital clock, but there's more to this than meets the eye. The Segmentus clock is made out of almost 30 other clocks, which work in unison to display the time correctly. It's kind of amazing.

Art Lebedev calls this true postmodernism. We don't know what to call it, but you can see it in action on their website and it's hypnotic to see it working. The clock is 7.3″ high, 16.9″ wide and 2.9" deep. What makes it really work is this transparent front, which is glazed to obscure part of the hands that form the display and to show the ones that make up the numbers.

A lot of things are moving in this clock while it changes the display. It is a really nifty clock and we can't wait until it's released.

[via Engadget, images by Art Lebedev]

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