THE BEST Clocks

McIntosh Mantle Clock

McIntosh Mantle Clock

Looking just like a high-end McIntosh amp, the MCLK12 mantle clock tells time using VU-style analog meters with that signature blue glow. Too bad it’s just as expensive as the real deal.

On-Time Wall Clock

On-Time Wall Clock

Are you perpetually late to appointments? You could just set your clock forward by a few minutes, or you could buy Diamantini & Domeniconi’s wall clock, giving you a 3 minute jump at all times.

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Spiral Clock

Spiral Clock

For some reason, this twisty 10-inch wall clock reminds us of Inception. However, in this world, the time is the same no matter which level you’re on. Also available in a larger Roman numeral model.

Day Maker Concept

Day Maker Concept

Taking design cues from a simple toaster, Michael Kritzer’s Day Maker concept would charge two iPhones, popping them up when the alarm goes off in the morning. Needs more toast wallpaper.

Bacon Alarm Clock

Bacon Alarm Clock

Instructables’ BAKON alarm clock is an immersive porcine experience: set your preferred cooking time and wake up to the intoxicating scent of bacon and sweet piggy sounds. (Thanks Dave!)

Nooka Wall Clock

Nooka Wall Clock

Nooka is hard at work, happily crafting their highly requested wall clock, which features time display, TDF LCD display and AUTO/motion activated electroluminescent back light. Preorder it for $500.

iQ Alarm Concept

iQ Alarm Concept

Trouble getting out of bed? Oliver Sha’s iQ alarm clock concept could be perfect for getting your brain juices flowing early every day. To quiet this alarm, you’ll have to answer SAT-like questions.

Archos Arnova

Archos Arnova

Looking to replace your old clock radio? Archos’ wireless gadget puts 12,000 web radio stations and 1,500 video channels at your bedside. It’ll also stream media from your PC or an SD card.

Art du Temps Wall Clock

Art du Temps Wall Clock

This incredibly expensive wall clock from illi looks like just a series of pulsating blocks, but when you “ask it” to tell the time they rearrange themselves and reveal the time underneath.

Lunchtime Clock Hack

Lunchtime Clock Hack

Randy Sarafan hacked his Lunchtime Clock to automatically speed up by 20% at 11 am every day, then slow down by another 20% at 11:48, extending the lunch hour by 12 delicious minutes.

Turntable Clock

Turntable Clock

Classy yet geeky, Etsy seller pixelthis made this awesome turntable clock from a recycled Sanyo platter and a vinyl album. It’s no surprise that it’s already been sold. So why not make your own?

Battery Clock

Battery Clock

Giha Woo’s Front & Back concept makes batteries even more crucial in making a clock work by using them as the hour and minute hands as well. Any more minimalistic and we’ll have a sundial.

Swing Clock

Swing Clock

Some clocks have a pendulum. The Swing Clock, on the other hand is a pendulum. Watch this video to see it in action. Perfect if you’re sick of boring timepieces. Bad if you have motion sickness.

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Blank Wall Clock

Blank Wall Clock

With the Blank Wall Clock, every hour can be happy hour. Write or draw your own hours on its white aluminum surface. It even comes with a pen. At this price it should come with a box of pens.

Clock For Night Owls

Clock For Night Owls

Although it looks a bit off-kilter at first glance, we’re grown to love designer Tiancheng Luo’s concept for a clock, which he designed with people who stay up late in mind. 6pm is the new 12am.

Bent Hands Clock

Bent Hands Clock

Designed by Giha Woo and Shingoeun, this ingenious clock can simultaneously tell time across the globe, thanks to a spiraling hour hand with dots marking the time in multiple countries.

Switchital Concept Clock

Switchital Concept Clock

Matthias Pugin’s concept adds a bit of motion and magic to the digital clock. The digits of the Switchital concept clock are made up of magnetic bars that hide and rearrange as needed.

Verbarius Clock

Verbarius Clock

While other watchmakers strive to create watches that are increasingly harder to read, Art Lebedev keeps things simple with the Verbarius clock, which tells time using words instead of numbers.

Art Lebedev Reflectius Clock

Art Lebedev Reflectius Clock

Created by the artisans of Russian design firm Art Lebedev Studios, the Reflectius clock concept tells time using sixty rotating mirrors that reflect a single laser beam to create the numbers.

Furni Knox Wooden LED Clock

Furni Knox Wooden LED Clock

The Furni Knox hand made solid mahogany clock adds character and classic style to any room. Each unit comes with a code that allows the owner to view online pics of their clock being made.

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Danger Bomb Alarm Clock

Danger Bomb Alarm Clock

This Danger Bomb Alarm Clock might as well be renamed MacGyver’s clock; when the alarm goes off, it can only be “defused” by disconnecting the matching wire in 10 seconds.

Sony Projector Clock Radio

Sony Projector Clock Radio

Sony’s ICF-C71PJ is a clock radio with a literal twist: it features a variable-angle projector that’ll display the time on the wall or ceiling; also: MP3 player input and 4-level backlight.

Hard Drive LED Clock

Hard Drive LED Clock

This Hard Drive LED clock replaces tick-tock with click-clack, but man is it beautiful: carefully timed light strobes shine through 10 digits cut through a hard drive platter spinning at 30 rpm.

Concept: Segmentus Clock

Concept: Segmentus Clock

Digital and analog needn’t be mutually exclusive with Art Lebedev’s Segmentus Clock concept; it’s composed of 24 analog clocks whose hands rotate to form digital-style numbers.

Aspiral Clocks

Aspiral Clocks

Aspiral Clocks turn timekeeping upside down (and then right side up again): a ball slowly follows an inwardly spiraling path, resetting every 12 hours and starting again at the edge.

Lexon Bamboo Gadgets

Lexon Bamboo Gadgets

Good news if you like your gadgets green: Lexon has released a rather large line of bamboo gadgets, appliances, and accessories including radios, calculators, and lighting.

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