Flyte STORY Levitating Timepiece

One of the hallmarks of civilization is the ability to keep and tell time.  Measuring the flow of linear time is an art unto itself and now it has influenced a work of art.  Swedish design company Flyte has created STORY – The Levitating Timepiece ($400) to be unique in that the time indicator is a chrome ball levitating over the face of the clock and traveling through the air around the dial.

The base comes in either Walnut or Ash and is 10 1/2″ in diameter and 1.7″ tall.  The 16mm chrome ball levitates above the face whether you display the STORY flat on a desk or vertical on a wall.  It also has a 60 degree setting as an extra display option and weighs just under four and a half pounds.

By hooking the STORY to your phone via its app, you can set the timepiece to count down whatever time increment you want, be it the day, a week, or even a year for the ball to travel around the dial.  There is a luminous readout under the face that can display the precise time digitally.  The STORY can display the phases of the moon, illuminate the sunrise & sunset times, as well as using a color guide to show the temperature.  What more could one ask of a flying clock?