"I have always enjoyed both things of beauty that arrest the eye and all things technical. My work as a commercial pilot engages me in the love of detail and the attraction to all things that form flight. Aerodynamics have a natural fascination for most people, curves are both aesthetically pleasing and vital for flight.
The intrigue of flight and capturing ideas that work both as a piece that has a function and stand out forms the basis of my work.
The aircraft window clock picks out the raw curves of an aircraft and is perfectly at home telling the time. In particular, the more oval shape of the Airbus window compared to the more square look on a Boeing lends itself better to the clock appearance and a more fluid aesthetic, leading to the choice of the Airbus A321 for this piece." - Mark Beaumont
About the Airbus A320 family:
The first member of the A320 family—the A320—was launched in March 1984, first flew on 22 February 1987, and was first delivered in March 1988. The family was soon extended to include the A321 (first delivered 1994), the A319 (1996), and the A318 (2003). The A320 family pioneered the use of digital fly-by-wire flight control systems, as well as side-stick controls, in commercial aircraft. There has been a continuous improvement process since introduction. (source Wikipedia)