Miki Eleta, the celebrated master watch maker based in Switzerland, announces TIMEBURNER, the brand new watch collection under his label. His first ever kinetic art wristwatch, the TIMEBURNER, is inspired from Miki Eleta’s passion for earliest internal combustion engines.
In the 19th century, the internal combustion engine revolutionised the world. TIMEBURNER is a horological interpretation of this paradigm change. Just like an engine transforms chemical energy (petrol) into mechanical energy (movement); TIMEBURNER converts the owner’s ignition and winding of the spark plug (crown) into mechanical movement and drives the piston along a non-linear time scale. This piston replaces the hands in the role of telling the time.
To make this ambitious project a reality, Miki Eleta has collaborated with Marc Jenni, fellow AHCI member and wristwatch expert. The TIMEBURNER will be offered in three different versions: Silverlight ME1, Chrome-Rider ME2 and All-Black ME3. Each model is limited to 99 pieces; and each piece offers the possibility of a personalised licence plate.
Stainless steel316L with 3 sapphire crystals
Bezel & crown: untreated bronze
Finishing: Bead blasted with polished top surface, vertical edges and case back (Silverlight ME1 & Chrome-Rider ME2) or All bead blasted, polished case back (All-Black ME3)
Coating: Chrome-Rider ME2: Black chrome bead blasting and uncoated polished top surface and vertical edges & All-Black ME3: Black chrome
Dimensions: 48mm wide
Water resistance: 3 ATM
Licence plate: Customizable engraving plate in stainless steel, uniquely numbered
Calibre 16 ½ ’’’ modified Unitas cal. 6497-1, manual winding, bidirectional
Frequency: 18’000 v/h – 2,5 Hz
Power reserve: 46 hours
Finishing: Grinded surface with bead blasted cut-outs and decorations
Coating: Black rhodium plated (ME1), Rhodium plated (ME2) or Black rhodium plated (ME3)
Engraving: Powered by Marc Jenni
Piston: Aluminium with horizontal grinding and black indication line
Finishing: Bead blasted
Coating: Silver plated (ME1 &2) Black chrome plated (ME3)
Genuine brown Buffalo (ME1) Genuine black Buffalo (ME2&3)
Dimensions: 24 x 22 mm
Stainless steel 316L buckle, Vertical brushed finishing, Black chrome coating for ME 3.
99 pieces of each model