Step into the future with the Obsidian clock by the visionary British designer, Ben Rousseau. This avant-garde timepiece is the latest addition to the Tempus collection, a masterpiece born from over two decades of expertise in lighting technology, precision engineering, and luxury materials.
The clock, described by Rousseau as a “21st-century take on the traditional wall clock,” is not just a timekeeping device but a kinetic artwork that seamlessly blends form and function. In a nod to Rousseau’s cinematic inspiration from sci-fi classics like Blade Runner, the Tempus range transforms the mundane act of telling time into a theatrical experience.
Unlike conventional clocks with rotating hands and traditional numbers, the Obsidian features a futuristic clock face illuminated by state-of-the-art digital LEDs. These LEDs artfully represent seconds, minutes, and hours in sequence, tracing a 12-hour time path that captivates the observer.
Drawing inspiration from the utilitarian stone revered by shamans and ancient spiritualists, it embodies a timeless allure. Rousseau explains that Obsidian is created through the rapid cooling of volcanic lava, resulting in a glass-like hardness. With a history dating back to 100 B.C., Obsidian holds significance as a trading commodity, often valued even more than gold. Beyond its material worth, the stone is believed to act as a protective shield against negative energies, offering stress relief through its calming light patterns.
Encouraging individuals to take a moment for reflection and find comfort in the rhythmic passage of time, this collection evolves into a compelling symbol of resilience. Crafted with advanced technology, each timepiece is meticulously created using precision methods such as computer-controlled laser-cutting machines and cutting-edge lighting technology. What adds to the significance is that these sophisticated pieces are constructed from over 70% recycled or recyclable materials, combining innovative design with a commitment to sustainability.