Amazingly confusing clock that tests the phrase “Time is money.”
“For a clock that costs $2,388 and is made of not much more than some copper numbers an an old bike chain, you’d expect the Catena (Latin for “chain”) clock to at least work properly.
Unfortunately, it looks like the designer, Andreas Dober, cheaped out and just picked up a standard, clockwise-running movement. Take a look. While the numbers seem to run in the correct direction, when it comes to reckoning minutes you have to read backwards. The time shown in the picture is around ten past eleven, but at first glance appears to be ten to eleven.
Still, the piece itself is certainly a beauty, and if you have almost two and a half grand lying around for a clock you can probably just pay someone to read it for you. They could also warm up by counting the time it’ll take to arrive on your doorstep: the delivery time is 12-16 weeks.”