The Time Since Launch clock isn’t going to inform users what time of day it is actually, rather, it counts up from a specific date, making it possible for customers to determine the time since a particular event.
The Time Since Launch clock recognizes time for what it truly is. Something that is constantly moving, never stopping, and above all, a thing that is not going to come a full circle, but instead is on an endless, infinite journey.
Che-Wei Wang and Taylor Levy are the driving force behind art and design company CW&T.
“So it might seem obvious to you, but people can use this for all different types of things,” Levy says in the team’s Kickstarter video. “Some might launch it on their wedding day. Some might launch it when a baby’s born. Other people might, for example, stop eating meat or quit smoking…”
“Time Since Launch is off the grid, both in terms of power and its ability to keep accurate time. Unlike your phone, it doesn’t rely on a surprisingly fragile external multi-billion dollar timing and power infrastructure.
Made with precision machined metals, over-engineered and over-specified electronics, Time Since Launch will outlive you. This assembly of parts – from physical materials to electronic components – were selected with longevity in mind”, they noted on their Kickstarter page.
The clock itself is a borosilicate tube with two LCD screens encapsulated inside. A pin is affixed to one of the two aluminum caps and as soon as it is pulled, the timepiece starts counting up. The display of the Time Since Launch clock counts hours, minutes and seconds, and is capable of counting 999,999 days or 2,739 years.