Originally this thing came from a jacket. This was a handle that fell of the zipper, but with the right creativity in mind this can be anything, from a logo of any sort to an important industrial part (one example can be inside a watch or another mechanical entity).
This model has been carefully laid out so that the edges and vertices are flowing in a clean fashion. Together with a warm, blue sky colored material makes this model tasteful.
The model has an ocean shader that only works inside Maya. So the exported files won't be able to show it.