The Club Clock was part of a collaboration between World Chess and No Moderation. The project spawned from conversations around the future of play — faster time controls, more casual gaming — as well as "the best clock being the one in your pocket". The clock was designed and developed over the course of two months and launched as a companion to the new Pentagram designed plastic chess set World Chess released at the end of 2020.
The app received critical acclaim and is being used by thousands of players across the world.
Along with the app we dropped 24 commemorative hooded sweatshirts. The sweatshirts were embroidered by Arena Embroidery in Brooklyn, New York on Champion Heavyweight Reverse Weave blanks. The sweatshirts pre-sold out within 24 hours of the release.
Design & Prototyping — Joey Flynn
Words & Strategy — Patrick Rowell
Development — Ian Silber & Nick Bolton