You see that clock on your wall? That clock is awful. Why? It’s awful because it isn’t this clock – the shape-shifting, sci fi Art du Temps. It pulses instead of ticks. It flips open by voice command. It’s… expensive.
As if it has a life of its own, the Art du Temps’ mechanical square plates beat with each passing second – maybe it’s inhabited by some advanced AI! Or, $US90,000 worth of Swiss engineering. Yes, $US90,000 – a sum you could probably use to explore the cosmos and bring back an actual alien artifact, but this timepiece is much easier to acquire. Assuming you have $US90,000 to spend on a wall clock. But what a wall clock! All those beating plates are neat, but simply ask for the time (en Francais?), and the Art du Temps unfolds to reveal a digital display beneath. It would easily be the coolest thing in your house – even if you have to mortgage said house to get one. [via Luxist]