For Clarice’s second collection, Metropolis, she returned to her horological machines, experimenting with ways to create new shapes and forms. She developed a series of linear pieces, the initial outlines reminiscent of a city skyline, and the Metropolis concept was born. The polished faces, clean lines and repeated rectangular motifs evoke images of the interplay of changing shadows between buildings – a perpetual indication of the passage of time – giving rise to the names.

Clarice’s characteristic finesse is applied to these highly geometric pieces; the simple beauty of every one belies the complex level of mathematical precision behind the design and construction.