People like to collect antiques. However, they only possess them for a short period of time before they are passed on to others. This animated film is about a pocket watch which tells the story of a father and his son thus becoming a symbol of transience. As a central object of the animation, the watch is permanently visible on the screen. Emotive piano music and different sounds such as wind, baby screams or the thunder of cannons underline and add to the story.