Innovation is ingrained in our history. Our products have always been on the cutting edge of what can be done in the realm of clockmaking. So when the idea of directing a community through a city centre with the 'movement of time' came up in our workshop we decided to run with it.
Clock networks can act as signposts and information points, displaying warnings, emergency information, timetables and directions. One of the things that our designers have always believed is the idea that great timepieces become ‘sign posts’ within urban spaces; celebrations of events and that they become a symbol of the community within which they are placed. They become memorable and waypoints for visitors.
A vision for 2015 takes that idea and creates the ‘Time Trail’, where visitors, residents and city workers are drawn towards certain parts of their city by timepiece events triggered at specific times of the day. Inspired by the kind of hourly show provided by the moving parts of the Swiss Glockenspiel in Leicester Square, it might be a clock timed to provide an event in the evening within an area of restaurants, the afternoon in the shopping district.
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