Inclined Clock, Time Square, Al Ain

This inclined clock is a centrepiece set at a busy road junction, bordering the Sheik’s Palace at Al-Ain, UAE.  Times past are evoked with the design, based on the Astrolabe concept, a technology whose birthplace was the Middle East many centuries ago.

At 13 metres in diameter and predominately made of stainless steel, this clock is monumental. It is set at an angle of 28 degrees from the ground, making it the largest inclined clock in the world.

Golden hands project a line of red laser beams onto the hour marks. Fibre optics within the midnight blue dial circle give the appearance of twinkling stars in the night sky. Timekeeping accuracy is maintained by using Global Positioning Satellite signals.

  • Feature clock with 10.8m diameter dial inclined at 28°
  • Ancient Astrolabe inspired design
  • Halo illuminated dial with laser pointer on minute/hour hands projecting onto stainless steel chapters
  • Dramatic blue tiled backgound with twinkiling star effect fibre optics
  • Impactful night time illumination within circles of fountains
  • Arabic music played through integral sound system
  • Categories:
    external, International, Park & Garden clocks, Finials and Windvanes
  • Country
    United Arab Emirates
  • Designer
    Smith of Derby

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