I hate to break it to the young, but the hourglass didn’t originate with the cursor on your computer screen. It’s been around for centuries as a crude yet fairly reliable way of measuring time. Designer Pavel Balykin is obviously not afraid to use it! In fact, Balykin is hoping it makes a comeback with this very retro timepiece.
It’s called the “Sand+Time” and you might notice the none too subtle digital hour glass screen saver mode. It’s a “screen saver” mode, because the watch doesn’t actually count time for you while this feature is active. It just looks really, really cool and Sci-Fi like. To get the real time, push a button and the numbers will appear. I’m not sure what it would take to get this concept into production, but I want one. It’s what the future is supposed to look like.