MECHANICAL APPLE WAIT WATCH

TRANSFORMATION OF APPLES SPINNING WHEEL TO A MECHANICAL TIME INDICATOR.

The spinning pinwheel is a variation of the mouse pointer arrow, used in Apple’s macOS to indicate that an application is busy.
os_x_10-11_beta_beach_ballOfficially, the OS X Human Interface Guidelines refers to it as the spinning wait cursor,but it is also known by other names, including the spinning beach ball, the spinning wheel of death, and the spinning pizza of death (SPOD).

To bring this processing indicator to real life the icon was printed on an acrylic plate and inserted to an unitas 64/97 clock case and a chinese ETA 6497 clockwork replica.

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Mechanical Apple Wait Watch from Wolfgang Huther on Vimeo.