Designer Andreas Dober brings us back to tradition with this unique mechanical clock. Though it’s unlike anything we’ve seen before, the Catena Wall Clock produced by Anthologie Quartett, still seems familiar in its analog mechanical nature.
The Catena — named after the Latin word for chain — rotates a vertical bicycle chain with attached brass numbers in a clockwise direction. At the top of every hour the time appears at the zenith of the rotation. Between hours you can eyeball the amount of chain between numbers and get a surprisingly accurate estimate of the time. In the above clock photos, for example, it is approximately 11:05.
I love the clever simplicity of the Catena’s design, as well as the look.