Daniel Libeskind’s Watch Design “Dancing Time” Draws from Plato and Spinoza

Man has been in dance with time since time began. Architect Daniel Libeskind has translated this concept into the eloquent “dancing time” watch.

The two figures representing the hour and minute move across a dial inscribed with Spinoza’s Latin text on time and a Greek text on Plato’s notion of time.

Time acquires a metaphorical dimension as the red second hand rotates independently while the dancing movement of the black hour figure is permanently shadowed by the gray minute figure.

Hour hand: black figure with red dot to indicate precise time

Minute hand: gray figure with red dot to indicate precise time

Daniel Libeskind’s work has been exhibited in museums and art galleries worldwide, and his conception-bending buildings have graced the covers of Time magazine, Newsweek, Architectural Record and the Wall Street Journal.

“Dancing Time” is his first watch and first design for PROJECTS — a products company whose purpose has been to raise the collective consciousness of design, regardless of what form it may take: watches, alarm clocks, wall clocks, mailboxes, weathervanes, house numbers, bath accessories or homewares.


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