Mini terrarium lets you wear live ants on your wrist
Analog Watch Co. brings living nature to your wrist with the Ant Watch this Spring
PHILADELPHIA, PA - MARCH 25 2015
For Spring 2015, the Ant Watch incorporates a little piece of nature that you can carry with you all day, literally. Taking the form of a classic ant farm, the product by Analog Watch Co. doesn't exactly keep time. Instead it houses 3-5 live harvester ants in a watch-like enclosure. The specially designed nesting material prevents shaking while you watch the tiny creatures build their own little world. The outer casing is made from a 100% biodegradable plant based plastic.
"Our watches are crafted with the intent that the wearer will be reminded of the elegance and the complexity of the natural world every time he or she wears it. We want to make things that let you keep nature close by, in thought or in physical form." - Myles B., Marketing Associate
"When they told me what they were working on, I thought it was totally crazy. But the end result is minimal and beautiful, and really reminds me of being a kid." - Adam M., Philadelphia Artist
The ants survive on a sugar solution that is added to the chamber 1-2 times a month. They ants should live for 4-6 months this way. All orders come with a 1 year supply of ants, which are shipped out every 4 months. Each purchase comes with a vial of live ants, nesting sand, a food/water dropper, a case opening tool, and simple care instructions. Not intended for children.
Analog Watch Co. sells their minimalist wooden wristwatches worldwide, most notably at the MoMA Design Store in New York and Tokyo. By pairing minimalist design with unique materials, they have carved out a niche in the fashion world, billing their products as "sculptures for the wrist." The Ant Watch exists as a conceptual conversation piece and an addition to the existing product line.
Retails for $59.00. Currently on pre-order, ships in April.
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