The clock’s name was inspired by the Lars von Trier film “Melancholia”. He recognized that Saturn is the planet that represents melancholia, and, searching the internet, he came across a web page about cosmic collisions.
Like the film Melancholia, the clock also consists of two parts. The minute hand is called ‘Justine’, and she deals with her melancholic sister – the hour hand ‘Claire’. And just as Lars von Trier’s planet, Melancholia, devours the Earth, the minute hand will devour the hour hand twice a day. Twice a day the minute and hour hands are at the top together. But slowly, melancholia descends between them like a curtain she has set in motion. Melancholia is a wall clock about the end of time, as is depicted in the movie.
There are many types of clock available on the market today. For the most part, clocks are functional. They allow people to be more productive, to plan out their days and be on time for appointments, whether an important board meeting or picking up the kids from school. However, Melancholia Clock is not only a functional, but first of all it is a piece of art, the point of your meditation, the place where time seems to stand still.
This clock comes with a high torque movement to guarantee perfect and reliable design. These compact high torque movements are powered by "AA" batteries and were designed specifically for use with today’s new larger clocks. It is one of the most powerful quartz movements on the market today. The clock is available in two colors: Black/White, Metallic Silver/Black and White/Black.
- Material: ABS Plastic, Pvc/Pp, Aluminium
- Dimensions: Ø 24.5 cm x 3.5 cm
- Color: Metallic silver, black detail
- Warranty: 2 Years
- Movement Type: High Torque Quartz Clock Movement
- Power Supply: 1 x AA Alkaline Battery (not included)