Well, well, what can we say? Clocks are pretty much a commonplace item at any home or office, but then again there are some of us out there who love the flamboyant – basically, anything that is able to look different and work in a manner that is not normal at all, and yet gets the job done, in order to stand out from the rest of the crowd. Well, no regular clock would do if you are oozing with cash, as the $31,000 24th Century Time Machine will surely be something that only a rare few are able to afford, taking into consideration the rather hefty price tag attached to it in the first place.
Of course, no one can really travel through time – it is just the stuff of fiction and a figment of the imagination, but one can certainly dream, right? At the end of the day, the 24th Century Time Machine is an exquisite expression of horological artistry, where it has been expertly crafted in Delémont, Switzerland by L’Epee, the country’s last remaining specialized maker of high-end timepieces. This will be a manually wound machine that masterfully depicts the time on a central dome, sporting separate hands that sweep its contours to mark the hours and minutes.
There will be twin “laser cannons” that deploy once every 20 seconds beneath the main dome, where it functions as a double retrograde seconds complication, while there is a different dome which will let you know just how much juice it has left of its 40-day capacity via the use of decreasing bars, which happen to be flanked by a radar dish that rotates 270°.
Five main-spring barrels alongside an escapement platform which have been horizontally oriented in this application would be what provides a level of impeccable timekeeping unlike what you have ever seen before. It is made out of stainless steel and palladium-treated brass for that added touch of luxury and class. At the end of the day, this certainly looks like a clock that hails from 2300 A.D. onward.