Watch a Mesmerizing Hourglass Filled with 1,250,000 “Nanoballs” (Created by the Designer of the Apple Watch)

Apple Watch designer Marc Newson has created an hourglass that stands about 6 inches tall, measures 5 inches wide, and features 1,249,996 tiny spheres called "nanoballs," each made of stainless steel and covered with a fine copper coating. It takes 10 minutes for the nanoballs to pour through the glass, from first to last. The action looks pretty mesmerizing, to say the least.

You can pick up your very own hand-made hourglass for $12,000. But if your pockets don't run quite that deep, you can settle for watching the time piece in the video above. Get more information on the Newson hourglass here.

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via The Verge

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