Tempus is a unique, state of the art, illuminated timepiece by long-standing Perspex® acrylic fan, artist and designer, Ben Rousseau. It is inspired by science fiction films and luxury sports car instruments and simply screams to be looked at. And guess what? It features lots and lots of clever Perspex® cast acrylic that is perfect for illumination!



How does it work?

Instead of rotating hands, the futuristic clock face operates with digital LEDs that illuminate three concentric circles made from Perspex® S-Lux – the outer with 12 segments for hours, the middle with 60 segments for minutes, and inside, 60 for the seconds. With patented technology and a special textured surface, Perspex® S-Lux, offering optimum even light distribution and superb brightness to each of the small individual segments, the timepiece works with precision while looking good too.

Launched at London’s 100% Design 2016

Rousseau’s Tempus collection launched as either wall hung or floor standing options at London’s 100% Design in 2016. It’s available in a wide range of luxury materials, with customizable light patterns and colors that can be tailored to fit any interior scheme. Since launch, customers such as Red Bull and Sketch London have been lining up for their very own unique piece of kinetic art.


An infinite array of design possibilities

Rousseau has already created versions of Tempus using different Perspex® acrylic options including colors, pearlescents and mirror effects. Alternatively there are finishes in glass and metal, with an almost infinite array of materials for special commissions such as carbon fibre, exotic timber and leather.



A lasting relationship with Perspex® acrylic

Looking to the future Rousseau said: “The possibilities for Tempus are unlimited. I will continue to explore more exotic materials but in the nature of the assembly and properties of Perspex® acrylic, there will always be Perspex® acrylic elements in every Tempus I produce. I will look to expand the range with many formations of light patterns and time paths housing them in more and more beautiful ways such as free standing sculptures, large pieces of floor standing furniture and varying scales of projects.”