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The Timepiece is a puzzle in Professor Layton and the Unwound Future. The puzzle must be solved in order to progress the story.

Puzzle

US Version

You've arrived at the clock shop, but there doesn't seem to be a way to open the door.

While you're looking for the doorknob, a voice from inside calls out,

"Press the panel with the timepiece."

What panel do you press? Remember, you can only press one.

UK Version

You've arrived at the clock shop, but there doesn't seem to be any way of opening the door.

You notice the strange design below displayed on the door, and a voice calls out from inside the shop:

"Touch the panel with the timepiece on it."

Which panel should you touch? Remember, you only need to touch one.

Hints




Click a Tab to reveal the Hint.

US Version

Look for a panel with a "timepiece." However, keep in mind that there are many different kinds of timepieces.

Since the instructions tell you to "press the panel with the timepiece," you know that the entire timepiece should fit on one panel...

UK Version

You're looking for a timepiece. Bear in mind, however, that there are many different kinds of timepieces.

Since you were told to "touch the panel with the timepiece on it", you know that the entire timepiece should fit on one panel...

US Version

You're not looking for an ordinary analog or digital clock. There are other types of timepieces besides those with a lot of moving parts.
Try to think of some examples.

UK Version

You're not looking for an ordinary analogue or digital clock. There are other types of timepiece that don't have many moving parts.
Try to think of some examples.

US Version

Even though you're looking for a timepiece, that doesn't mean it will necessarily help you tell the time. Instead, the timepiece you're looking for shows you how much time has passed.

These days, you'd probably just use a stopwatch to do the same thing, but what you're looking for is more of a classic type of timepiece.

UK Version

The timepiece you're looking for won't necessarily help you to tell the time.

This timepiece shows you how much time has passed instead.

You'd probably use a stopwatch to do that these days, but what you're looking for is more of a classic type of timepiece.

US Version

You're looking for an hourglass. You probably saw it without even realizing it was there.

Go ahead and try to find it now.

UK Version

You're looking for an hourglass. Surely you've seen one before?

Now go ahead, try and find it!


Solution

Incorrect

Too bad!

US Version

Remember, there are many kinds of timepieces.

UK Version

There are many different kinds of timepieces, remember.

Correct

Exactly!

US Version

If you look closely, you'll see an hourglass on the correct panel.

Now, look--the door is opening!

UK Version

An hourglass can clearly be seen on one of the panels.

Hey look, the door is opening!

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A big thanks to http://professorlayton3walkthrough.blogspot.com

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