The Lotus clock is a new amazing project of an independent watchmaker Anton Suhanov. The clock is a mechanical flower with a bud on along thin stem, the petals of the bud open automatically during the day, freeing a glass sphere inside which, like a butterfly or a moth, a three-axis tourbillon rotates.
The familiar structure of the movement here is not just reworked and rebuilt, but turned inside out, and that seems impossible. The main movement is hidden in a round flat stand, on which the world time is displayed, from the centre of which a long thin rod protrudes, crowing a bud with silvery petals.
The most important task was to “revive” the flower with the help of mechanical images and characteristics kinematics and nut due to external similarity (which deliberately done with restraint and practically schematic). The petals close and open slowly and smoothly, like if it was a real flower, obeying the day and the night period of the sun on Earth, symbolizing the continuity of the eternal life cycle. The complex vibration motion of the triaxial tourbillon carriages and especially the fluctuations in the balance in space personify the fluttering of a butterfly or moth sitting on a flower. And the use of patented Flaming Balance technology allows the balance to glow in the dark, which combined with the sophisticated spatial movement created amazing glowing patterns.
The lotus was considered a sacred symbol in many great civilizations from Egipt to Japan. Since ancient times, this flower has been admired, it is worshiped as a divine symbol. The lotus flower symbolizes purity, peace, fertility, longevity, health, honour and luck.
The combination of incredible beauty of the lotus and its ability to continue life even after thousands of years inspired the master to create unique watches, in which he tried to embody this incredible image. In addition, it was 2020, when humanity suddenly faced serious threats, the life of most peoples changed dramatically, and these changes caused uncertainty and fear for the future. Therefore, like a lotus flower (a symbol of purity and enlightenment), which is born in muddy swamp water, but comes into the world spotless, pure, humanity will undoubtedly overcome all difficulties in 2020. And the Lotus clock will be a symbol of beauty and perfection.
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