Spinning Saturn Clock

Douglas Chalk's rendition of the ringed planet and its moons marks time in galactic fashion.
created by

Douglas Chalk

$100.00

created by

Douglas Chalk

read more about the maker

Half Past an Icy Moon

Things on Saturn move pretty fast: With a day less than 11 hours long, you'd have to hustle to fit everything in. Keep track of more generous Earth days with Douglas Chalk's creative clock. Within the black space (see what we did there?) of the shadow box frame, his layered rendition of the ringed planet and its moons marks the time in galactic fashion: The rotating rings tell the hour, the orbiting moon serves as the minute hand, and the stationary moon spins with the seconds. The accurate and silent mechanism won't wake hibernating astronauts, or make them worry they'll miss their launch window. Whether wall mounted or displayed on a desk, it makes a distinctive timepiece for any punctual space lover. Each piece is signed and numbered on the back. Made in California.

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Made in California

Douglas Chalk's clockmaking story begins in 1980s London and involves barristers, the Royal Ballet, and a drain cleaning company called Dyno Rod.

Doug's design firm at the time had a diverse portfolio of clients, from the Ballet to that sketchy sounding plumber. The firm was about to get a big paycheck from the latter when the company went bankrupt, leaving Doug and his team high and dry.

But salvation came in the form of some clock motors leftover from a Cadbury Schweps promotion. Doug applied his creativity to this hardware, booked a stall at the Covent Garden craft market, and sold out of his distinctive clocks by teatime. Ever since, he's been having the "time of his life." Nice wordplay there, mate.

Handmade Made in the USA
Made from
aluminum, stainless steel, cotton, wood, plexiglass, clock hands, high torque quartz, motor
Measurements
9" L x 3" W x 9" H
Ingredients
Care
Each clock is provided with a care and maintenance leaflet.
Notes
Powered by one AA cell battery.(included)
Item ID
47625

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