Here is what a $12,000 hourglass looks like

The $12,000 Marc Newson Hourglass

The $12,000 Marc Newson Hourglass

Marc Newson is a famous designer who has worked for Apple, Ford, and a host of other companies throughout his career. He is also the creator of the hourglass pictured above. If you click on the title you can read about this art/timepiece in painstaking detail. Here's my favorite line from the description:

Inside, the time isn't kept by sand, or another common filler. No, inside are approximately 1,249,996 little spheres called "nanoballs."

The Mac Newson Hourglass is being sold on HODINKEE for anyone who wants to count down ten minutes in the most opulent way possible, or - as the designer remarks in perhaps the most pretentious video I've ever seen - the owner of this object can, "start and stop time at will."

You can reserve a preorder for yourself, which will run $6,000 (non-refundable), here.