Tick Tock

Qlocktwo’s letter clock

Available in 20 languages, this beautiful timepiece is the clock of dreams for design geeks, says Ali Catterall

Should you, through whatever unusual set of circumstances, forget how to tell the time, the QLOCKTWO® Classic Creator’s Edition Silver&Gold will ensure you’re up to speed with the hour of the day. The brainchild of award-winning designers Marco Biegert and Andreas Funk Schwäbisch-Gmünd, in Germany, it’s typographic display literally spells out the time every five minutes via illuminated words – for example, "ITS HALF EIGHT". The QLOCKTWO® models come in various sizes, from large wall clocks and self-standing clock to table alarm clocks and a high-quality wristwatch in two sizes, and are available in over 20 languages, including Arabic and Chinese. Global gorgeousness.