Ferrofluid is a wonderful metallic goo that magically reacts to the presence of a magnetic field. To date it’s really only been used in mesmerising desk toys, but designer and tinkerer Zelf Koelman has found a way to manipulate the material into an animated clock that perfectly represents the flow of time. Read more >>
In the world of watchmaking, MB&F has always had a soft spot for creating the occasional mechanical marvel that can't be strapped to a wrist. Such as the company's latest creation, a robot named Melchior. Read more >>
If you've got an extra tab to spare in your browser and a love of graphics or web design, check out this fun online clock that converts the current time into its corresponding six-character colour hex code.
The practice of saying "o'clock" is simply a remnant of simpler times when clocks weren't very prevalent and people told time by a variety of means, depending on where they were and what references were available.