Hypnotized by the Time: Aurora Clocks

You want an Aurora Clock.  Even if you don’t know what it is, or where it comes from, or how to get one, I promise you you’ll love it.  The Aurora Clock is an icon. A timeless 1970s design. A technological marvel.  The coolest clock you will ever see.

The Aurora was created using pretty high tech materials for the 70s – birefractive lenses.  While I, and most of the population, have no idea what those are, they certainly made for a great looking clock.  What makes the Aurora so special is the fact that the face of the clock actually changes colors.  It is like a mix between a light show, a hologram, and the most hypnotizing screen saver …

The Aurora was designed by the firm Corchia and de Harak in the early 1970s, and it soon found its way into mod homes everywhere and the permanent collection of the MoMA.  If you want to track down a vintage one you can find them on ebay, but new Auroras are also available for $399 from ChronoArt.  It certainly is a great way to sit and watch the time pass!


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