Clocks with multiple functions are to be heard about pretty much anywhere, anytime. Yet, this does not mean that single-function clocks could ever be looked at as being obsolete items, especially when we're talking about designer items. If you're into table clocks with weird and, at the same time, thrilling looks, it might prove that the Ora ilLegale by Denis Guido is the perfect choice. OK, such a clock might not be the best idea if you're thinking about a nifty gift for your grandmother, because its design can become rather confusing at time, to say the least.
The first thing you'll notice about the Ora ilLegale is its dramatic simplicity and almost Spartan design; no numbers and technically nothing to give you a helping hand for reading the time faster.
You'll have to either guess (in the first place) or get used to this clock and its ways. Since it seems like this special table clock is missing an arm, you'd better get acquainted really quickly to this manner of time-telling or else you'll most likely be late for all your meetings. Nevertheless, if you're into fun clocks and are not such a precise person, you could use this as your main clock.
One of the coolest features of the Ora ilLegale is the fact that you can adjust the daylight savings time in a unique and lighting-fast way: all you have to do is tilt the clock to the other side and there you go, you've re-set the time one hour earlier or later, as needed. The specially-trimmed shape allows the clock to move its vertical axis with the exact number of degrees corresponding to an hour's span around the circular dial, thus eliminating any imprecision with setting the time manually. Of course, for some, it may prove that this “precision” isn't enough to compensate for the absence of the second arm, but that's just too bad.
Leaving aside the precision-related issues around the Ora ilLegale, we really like Guidone's clock for its simple and pure nature. With a diameter of 18cm and a thickness of 6cm, the Ora ilLegale is made of wood and comes in either white or black, with a quartz movement mechanism, and will be eventually manufactured by NAVA. The clock will be on display at the forthcoming Milan Design Week.We are just a few, but there are many of you, Softpedia users, out there. That's why we thought it would be a good idea to create an email address for you to help us a little in finding gadgets we missed. Interesting links are bound to be posted with recognition going mainly to those who submit. The address is .