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When graphic artist Miraphora Mina was briefed on creating the Time-Turner that Hermione Granger uses in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban to follow a seemingly gruelling class schedule, she knew she wanted the piece to be inconspicuous but also have an element that moved in it. In addition to clocks and watches, Mina investigated astrological instruments as a source of inspiration. I looked at astrolabes and what was nice about them was they were flat instruments, which to me felt discrete, She recalls. The Time-Turner couldnt be that obvious when Hermione was wearing it until she showed it to Harry. But when she uses it, it comes alive, it becomes 3-D because its really a ring within a ring that opens up to allow part of it to spin. Mina also needed to take into account the way the Time-Turners chain was used. the script described an action where Hermione extends the chain to circle her and Harry, Mina continues, so it was created with a double catch that allowed the chain to widen to fit around them both. But normally it wouldnt hang really long round her neck. The final touches to the piece of golden jewellery were two mottos about time Mina had engraved upon it. The outside ring reads, I mark the hours every one, nor have I yet outrun the sun and, on the inside ring: My use and value unto you depends on what you have to do.