A Beautiful Analogue Clock for Dummies Who Are Bad at Telling Time

By Eric Limer on at

I have a confession to make, and I'm sure I'm not alone: I'm really bad at reading analogue clocks. I learned how to when I was a kid, and I even wear an analogue watch today, but some 15 years of digital crutches in between has made reading old-school clocks kind of a drag. You too? Well here's a clock for the both of us.

Created by industrial designer Sabrina Fossi, the "FreakishCLOCK" conveniently has but one hand. And while that traditional red stick traces progress through any given hour, a slotted cover turns behind it, blocking everything but the current hour. Who can't handle one hand and one number, right? Yeah, maybe you can't read the exact minutes but who cares. Quarter-hours are close enough.

Aside from the comparative ease of use—which you may or may not need—the FreakishCLOCK is also prettily simple. It's almost like one of those fancy minimalist clocks with no numbers on it, except it lends a helping hand. The clock is available for about £65 on Fossi's website and comes in six different flavours.

It's certainly a stylish little hack for bad analogue-readers. But maybe we should just be staring at real clocks until we can read them like god damn adults. [Sabrina Fossi via Designboom]