Rhei is a prototype of an electro-mechanical clock with a liquid display.
In our more or less laic minds, we can go on and on about relativity of time and time dilation, trying to figure things out, but time itself as a concept and what exactly it is that we are measuring with timepieces - remains a mystery.
Creators of Rhei are however certain of two things: time is unrelenting transience and continuous movement, which is exactly what the endless rhythmic flow of Rhei encaptures. When digits change, their movement is differently animated each time - just as every moment in time is different and unique, leaving us wondering what the next moment will bring. Digits on Rhei likewise never exibit the same shape twice.
Creators say this is the first time ever a liquid substance has been "unveiled in its pure, unrefined form and controlled in a manner which allows it to display tangible shapes". They found middle ground between the analog and the digital sphere, where "the rules of mechanics and the laws of nature come together in order to create a liquid illusion reminiscent of a contemporary, digital form."
This amazing novelty was created by Damjan Stanković (concept & product design, prototyping, mechanics construction and production), Marko Pavlović (electronics, programming, mechanics consulting) and a team of very talented people.
Since Rhei is still in its prototype phase, we currently have no word on when and if it will be available to purchase.