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


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.


Click a Tab to reveal the Hint.

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...

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.

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.

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

Go ahead and try to find it now.



Too bad!

Remember, there are many kinds of timepieces.



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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