The Lost Watch Screensaver is probably the most unusual
3D screensaver in the entire Internet. Timepieces are favorites
of screensaver artists. But... you've never seen a pocket watch
like this. It's an exact replica of 18th century Abraham-Louis
Breguet's timepiece, made by a man who is often called the
greatest genius of watchmaking that ever lived. And the best
part - that's not the point.
An absent-minded traveler dropped his golden pocket watch
while crossing a river. A few coins fell out as well. Years
went by, but the timepiece is still working just fine even though
there is no one to wind it up. So here it lies on the bottom of
the river, with sun bleaks playing with clocks hands.
This is exactly the picture I saw during my California vacation
in the Sierra Mountains near Auburn last spring. I was so stunned
by how beautiful it was I decided to create a screensaver about it.
So now you can see it too.