A combination of Eastern beauty and British engineering.
Noted British inventor Dr John C Taylor OBE is proud to be showcasing his stunning Dragon Chronophage clock at Design Shanghai, which takes place at the Shanghai Exhibition Centre on 27-30 March 2015.
Dr Taylor recently attended the London launch of Design Shanghai and received a huge amount of interest in the Chronophage. The film from the event can be found here: http://bit.ly/1zctP0h.
An extended version can be found here: http://bit.ly/1zctTNG.
Created in tandem with Professor Long of Hangzhou Art University, the Chronophage is a colourful, friendly and playful dragon which engages admirers with a selection of winks and waves.
Speaking about the design of the Chronophage, Isle of Man-based Dr Taylor said:
“Being an inventor, you never want to do anything that anybody has done before, so it was necessary to find a new way of telling time.”
“When you are approaching eighty, time isn’t on your side and I thought it would be fun to have a Chronophage which would eat the minute and you could never get it back.”
It is a mechanical clock that reveals a new and unique way of showing time. Through the use of concentric circles the seconds, minutes and hours are shown in a way that’s never been seen before.
A feature that is unique to the Dragon Chronophage is the appearance of a single pearl at the top of every hour which is then ‘swallowed’ by the dragon.
This design masterpiece is a timeless blend of Western and Eastern culture and showcases a staggering attention to detail. Each of the dragon’s scales is hand-crafted with love and attention to detail, to a jewellery standard.
After making his name designing patented bi-metal temperature controls for household appliances, it was Dr Taylor’s love of horology that inspired him to create the Chronophage.