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This fully mechanical clock – it appears only the lights are electronic – uses a stylized version of the Harrison’s grasshopper escapement to drive the two disks around the face. This is 300 year old technology, folks, with a wry sense of humor and amazing design.

Current watches use lever or coaxial escapements so for the inventor to use this one is a testament to one of the earliest and most potent pieces of technology ever created. And check out that crazy bug.

via Guardian via Giz

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