CARL SUCHY & SÖHNE TABLE WALTZ

On 23 September 2021, Carl Suchy & Söhne unveiled its new Viennese table clock Table Waltz as homage to the unique history of the brand.

Already 150 years ago, Carl Suchy & Söhne produced table clocks that still adorn the intellectual salons in Vienna. The new generation table clock is equipped with the CS-T1 in-house movement designed over the course of two years of development.

CARL SUCHY & SÖHNE TABLE WALTZ

The dark silk matte case, 25 cm high, boasts exquisite materials of the highest quality and is finished by hand. With its sculptural aura, it can already be interpreted as an icon.

The special model is limited to 10 pieces and created for clock lovers who appreciate the value of the Viennese sense of time. The silver bell of the clock chimes on hourly basis.

CARL SUCHY & SÖHNE TABLE WALTZ

This special model is a result of a successful collaboration of Carl Suchy & Söhne with the award-winning designer Rainer Mutsch and the master watchmaker Therese Wibmer.

CARL SUCHY & SÖHNE TABLE WALTZ

Every detail of this mechanical table clock represents Viennese craftsmanship: the glass on the front and back was engraved by hand by the traditional manufactory J. & L. Lobmeyr. It blends seamlessly into the conical fit of the brass case and provides a light-flooded stage for the artfully floating baton movement.

CARL SUCHY & SÖHNE TABLE WALTZ

The movement consists entirely of individual Austrian parts: Plates, pivots, as well as the characteristic Carl-Suchy-&-Söhne-designed gears, which continuously form new patterns through their rotations, were individually handcrafted in the Waldviertel region of Austria.

CARL SUCHY & SÖHNE TABLE WALTZ

The case, milled from a single block of brass and refined using a special nickel-plating process, blends with the movement in a flowing fit, adorning the table clock with its simple elegance and powerful charisma.

Technical details

– In-house movement CS-T-1 in the characteristic design of Carl Suchy & Söhne, made in Austria.
– Seven days power reserve
– Hour – minute – and chime on the hour (lockable)
– Integrated key winding with overwind protection
– 14 rubies
– Dimensions: 25.5 cm height – 14.5 cm width – 8.5 cm depth
– Weight: about three kilos
– Plate: brass
– Screws: blued steel
– Gear wheels: polished brass
– Bell: silver
– Case: nickel plated brass
– Engraved limitation number

Availability
Limited edition of ten pieces
Pre-booking now possible – delivery of the first three copies from the end of the third quarter 2021

Price
€ 27,700.- / CHF 30,650.-

Patek Philippe Complicated Desk Clock, Unique Piece for Only Watch 2021

To support the Only Watch 2021 Charity Auction, Patek Philippe presents a complicated desk clock, Ref. 27001M-001 is inspired by a desk clock delivered to James Ward Packard in 1923 and now preserved in the Patek Philippe Museum.

Patek Philippe Complicated Desk Clock, Unique Piece for Only Watch 2021

The original model is now preserved in the Patek Philippe Museum. This unique piece is equipped with the new caliber 86-135 PEND IRM Q SE. It features a perpetual calendar, moon phases, week-number display and power-reserve indication (31 days). It is adjusted to a precision rate of -1/+1 second per day.

Patek Philippe Complicated Desk Clock, Unique Piece for Only Watch 2021

This exceptional Grande Complication is housed in a sterling silver cabinet with vermeil decorative elements and American walnut inlays.

Patek Philippe Complicated Desk Clock, Unique Piece for Only Watch 2021

Technical details

Reference
27001M-001

Case
Sterling silver, vermeil decorative elements, American walnut inlays.
Dimensions: 164.6 x 125 x 76.3mm

Dial
Rose-gilt opaline dial

Movement
Calibre 86-135 PEND IRM Q SE

1989 Batmobile X Kross Studio Desk Clock

The independent design studio and manufacturer Kross Studio has revealed its official collaboration with Warner Bros. Consumer Products.

The very first product born from this collaboration is dedicated to the highly inspiring Batman Universe, paying tribute to the most iconic cars in comics: The Batmobile. Kross Studio specifically chose the sleek and stunning model from the 1989 Batman movie directed by Tim Burton to embody this first-of-its-kind clock.

1989 Batmobile X Kross Studio Desk Clock

The greatest challenge for Kross Studio was to conceive, develop and integrate a state-of-the-art tailor-made clock movement, while respecting the exact shape of the Batmobile. It took months of research and development to create this masterpiece of 512 components – 115 for the bodywork and 397 for the movement – where every detail has been meticulously thought-about. In comparison, a traditional mechanical movement usually bears 130 components.

1989 Batmobile X Kross Studio Desk Clock

The whole piece is made of the finest materials – carefully selected for their technical properties and refinement. The bodywork in black aluminium composite, with aeronautical grade scratch protection coating, magnificently shapes the 1989 Batmobile, reproducing the same curves and proportions. Even the wheels are spinning.

1989 Batmobile X Kross Studio Desk Clock

Only a few variations were envisioned to please the owner’s eyes and allow him a better experience, such as the smoked windows with a lighter taint to enable a subtle glimpse of the movement through the window.

Hours and minutes are displayed horizontally by two cylinders. Batman experts will appreciate reading the time on the top of the clock through bat-like cowl decals. The vertical regulator is highlighted through the turbine at the front of the car.

1989 Batmobile X Kross Studio Desk Clock

Kross Studio has equipped the Batmobile with an in-house mechanical manual-winding movement with an exceptional power reserve of 30 days. Three barrels were added to achieve this performance. Furthermore, it runs at a frequency of 21’600 beats per hour or 3 Hz – granting even more precision to the movement while the most common mechanical clock movements operate at 2.5 Hz.

1989 Batmobile X Kross Studio Desk Clock

A Batman-shaped key in satin-finished and mirror-polished steel is included to wind the clock and set the time. All of these features provide an endless wonder when contemplating this Batmobile work of art.

This exclusive collectible is produced in a limited edition of 100 numbered pieces.

Technical details

Model Name: 1989 Batmobile X Kross Studio
Reference BATMO20

Body
Material Black aluminium composite with aeronautical grade scratch protection coating
Parts: 115

Dimensions
Length: 298mm (11.73 inches)
Width: 121mm (4.76 inches)
Height: 67mm (2.64 inches)

Weight
2kg (70.55 ounces)

Engine
Caliber KS10’000
Functions: Manual-winding mechanical movement, hours and minutes displayed by two cylinders, vertical regulator
Power Reserve: 30 days from 3 barrels
Frequency: 21’600 bph / 3 Hz
Jewels: 34
Parts: 397

Batman-Shaped Key
Head Vertical satin-finished steel
Shaft Mirror-polished steel

Warranty
International warranty 2 years + 3 years warranty extension upon registration of the product

Edition
Limited edition of 100 pieces

Jaeger-LeCoultre Atmos Transparente

Inside its crystal clear cabinet made of anti-reflective glass, the Atmos Transparente clock displays a strikingly sober new face. From every angle – front, side or back – the vision is captivating and the equilibrium is perfect. The dial is embellished by an Art Deco-style. Hour-markers and hands follow a minimalist aesthetic. The base is satin brushed and rhodium plated. Thanks to a very simple mechanism invented by engineer Jean-Léon Reutter in 1928 and brought to market by Jaeger-LeCoultre in the 1930s, the Atmos clock lives on air.

Atmos transparente

A secret that is hidden in plain sight: just a single degree of variation in the room temperature, and the Atmos clock captures enough power to run for two entire days. A clear glass allows the components of its movement, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 563, to be admired from every angle. Each face of its transparent cabinet has been treated with a new anti-reflective coating. Now lovers of beautiful objects can enjoy every detail of this fascinating display of clock-making at their own leisure.

The Atmos Transparente clock features a new glass dial that sets off its twelve hour-markers particularly well. Fine, perfectly straight, and of a deep black, they stand out sharply within this beautifully pared back design. At the centre, two great, circling hands of the same colour mark off the passing hours and minutes.

Atmos transparente

Strict, almost minimalist in their lines, these quintessential attributes form a harmonious contrast to the rounded fullness of the dial. These straight lines are housed within a circle, which itself sits inside a rectangle. Yet again, Jaeger-LeCoultre demonstrates its unique know-how, constantly striving to combine mechanical expertise with aesthetic precision – finding ways for opposing geometrical shapes to cohabit the same piece, complementing each other to perfection.

In this Atmos Transparente, the virtually perpetual movement enjoys another occasion to reveal the mechanical genius and exceptional accuracy that characterise it. The environmental credentials of this iconic Jaeger-LeCoultre clock positioned it well ahead of its times, and the Atmos remains a must-have for lovers of fine things who delight in timeless objects of resolutely contemporary design.

Technical details

Model: Atmos Transparente
Reference: Q5135204

Movement
Mechanical, virtually perpetual, Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 563, manufactured and assembled by hand, 217 parts, annular balance wheel
Power reserve: virtually perpetual

Functions
Hours/Minutes

Dial
Glass, transferred index
Hands: black polished finish

Cabinet
New-generation glass for a totally colourless, see-though effect with an anti-reflective coating
Dimensions: 250 mm x 185 mm x 145 mm

Base
Stainless steel with dual polished and satin-brushed finish

De Bethune x @byJorgHysek Dream Watch 6 Table Clock

De Bethune presents the Dream Watch 6, a clock designed in close collaboration with the Swiss artist Jörg Hysek.

Denis Flageollet, who has a passion for timekeeping objects and has worked on many of them, conceives of and creates De Bethune clocks that combine the traditions established by of 18th century Master Watchmakers with contemporary art mechanics.

De Bethune x @byJorgHysek Dream Watch 6 Table Clock

Faithful to the spirit that drives De Bethune, each clock project originates in the juxtaposition of watchmaking history during the Enlightenment, of various techniques both for the movement and for the finishing, alongside the spirit of modernity that characterizes De Bethune’s identity.

De Bethune presented his first clock movement in 2003. It was inspired by the marine chronometers so dear to Denis Flageollet, a great sailing enthusiast, then came the mysterious Stellar Clock with its two sphynxes, and finally the famous Helicopter Clock created in 2015.

De Bethune is one of the very few manufacturers to master the know-how of clock making. Thanks to the skill of some of its watchmakers, the 180-component hand-wound mechanical movement 1318-010, adapted to the design and equipped with a constant force escapement, displays the hour, minute and moon phase functions with an accuracy of 5.7 seconds in a lunar month, or 1 day every 1225 years, which corresponds to an accuracy 457 times higher than conventional moon phases – an improvement by a factor of ten compared to the De Bethune standard.

The body of the Dream Watch 6 was created by Swiss artist Jörg Hysek while dial design and movement conception was the responsibility of De Bethune.

What Jörg Hysek conceived of and designed is a mechanical sculpture, with a creative aesthetic that gives off a force that speaks to lovers of the truly exclusive. Challenging the known and assumed, he expresses his sensibility to the mechanics of time. This clock is new, unique. The feet, for example: In addition to their almost sensual refinement and the role they play in design, the three legs have the double function of keeping it upright on a table, or to laying it down, as in a cradle so it can easily be rewound. Arming the clock and setting the time – it’s done discreetly from below, sparing the eye a glance at perhaps unwelcome “interruptions” in the clock’s lines.

The entire clock was fabricated in L’Auberson, in the Swiss Jura, in the workshops of the De Bethune Manufacture.

Technical specifications

Model: Dream Watch 6

Functions
Hours, Minutes, Moon phase with a precision with an accuracy of one lunar month: 5.7 seconds, or 1 day / 1225 years – an accuracy 457 times higher than the classical moon phases and ten times higher than the De Bethune standard

Movement
Mechanical movement, manual winding with freewheel without ratchet, caliber 1318-010
180 components
Constant force escapement
Frequency: 18,000 vibrations per hour
Jewelling: 29 rubies
21 micro ball bearings
Power reserve: 8 days

Display
Spherical hands: mysterious, in mirror-polished titanium
Spherical moon phase indicator in sandblasted steel and mirror-polished flame-blued steel
De Bethune signature concave starry sky in blued mirror-polished titanium inlaid with white gold stars
Yellow gold rings and hour indicators on a blued titanium background

L’Epée 1839 Ovale Tourbillon Four Quarters Engraved, 180th Anniversary Unique Piece

To mark their 180th anniversary, L’Epée 1839 Manufacture created a traditional clock, a one-off piece, in honor of its heritage as a great manufacturer of officers’ carriage clocks. As well as a central hours and minutes display, this clock from the Ovale collection possesses numerous complications: tourbillon, moon phase, alarm, calendar (Day and Month), and even strikes the quarter-hours.

To further enhance this exceptional piece, L’Epée 1839 commissioned the hand-engraving of the entire case. Two types of engraving (in positive and negative relief) are combined to form an abstract pattern that decorates the whole case with style.

This unique piece displays the hours and minutes on a white enamel dial. The two hands reproduce the shapes historically used for officers’ carriage clocks. The moon phase display, at six o’clock, presents the lunar cycles. The day and month displays and the alarm function are located on the lower part of the case front.

The ringing of the alarm is controlled by a dedicated barrel enabling the alarm to be regulated as desired. It produces its own characteristic, powerful tone.

The tourbillon crowned with swords can be admired through a glass window revealing the impressive width of the balance wheel and its characteristic rhythm of 2.5 Hz, or 18,000 vibrations per hour.

The clock has a power reserve of 8 days, and is endowed with the special feature of striking the quarter-hours. The double gong (with independent spring barrel) strikes the hours with one gong stroke, the first quarter with a double stroke, the half hour with two double strokes and the last quarter with three double strokes.

An on/off selector is located on the top of the clock, so that the strikes can be silenced as desired. A single key is used to set the time and wind the spring barrels, which are accessed by opening the glass door in the back of the clock.

The Ovale Tourbillon Four Quarters is a unique gilded piece made up of 433 parts, supplied in a traditional leather case with a window, as was usual for the era, enabling the time to be read while traveling.

Technical details

Model: Ovale Tourbillon Four Quarters Engraved
Reference 64.6143/901
Limited edition: Single unique piece

Total components: 433 parts
Weight: 2.9 kg
Dimensions: H 14cm/L12.9cm/W10.8 cm

Functions
Hour/Minute
Alarm
Day/Month
Moon phase
Tourbillon
Striking mechanism: hour (1 stroke/1 o’clock; 4 o’clock = 4 strokes), quarter hour (double stroke), half hour (double stroke x2) last quarter (double stroke x3)
Striking mechanism: On/off

Movement
L’Epée 1839 movement with complications
Components: 299 parts for the movement and 77 for the tourbillon
Jewels: 15
Escapement: 18,000 vph
Caliber: Cal. 1881T
Power reserve: 8 days
Materials: Gilded brass
Dial
White enamel
The time is set and the movement is wound using the key typical of L’Epée 1839 officers’ carriage clocks.

Casing

Pivoting rear door
Components: 49 parts
Materials: Gilded brass (thickness 3 microns) and mineral glass
Finishes: Polished, satin-brushed and sand-blasted
Hand-engraved by an artist over the entire case

The Time Fury P18 by John-Mikaël Flaux

The Time Fury P18 is a mechanical clock with a unique concept (like its predecessor the CAR CLOCK) that combines the racing cars with the art of watchmaking. The design of each element was created in order to combine aesthetics and automotive technology with that of a watchmaking philosophy. The Time Fury P18 has a mad design inspired by the 50’s racing cars (like Ferrari).

The propulsion of the wheels allows the Time Fury to roll at a speed of 13.2 mm / h (31 cm per day). The time is readable at the back of the car by flooting numbers of hour that point the minute on a graduated sector.

The time can be set directly by the back wheels and the winding is done into the left exhaust with a little crank. A discreet transparent pedestal allows it to lift and immobilize the rear wheels.

Designed and manufactured by John-Mikaël Flaux, the Time Fury P18 requires one month of craftsmanship to execute and assemble its 256 pieces following rules of the art of watch-making (polishing, brushing, surface treatment, … etc). The main plates and wheels of the mechanism are in polished brass before being galvanized with palladium and the pinion are made in steel.

Technical details

• 256 components
• 11 Rubies
• 18,000 Alt / hour
• 8 days of autonomy
• Swiss lever escapement
• Flooting hours pointing graduated sector for minutes
• Time setting with the back wheels
• Possibility to let the car drive on table (13.2 mm/h)
• Aluminum body
• Laquered Color (handmade)
• Radiator grill in silver
• Rubber tires
• Mechanism in palladium-plated brass and polished steel
• Only 10 models edition
• Price: 14.900 Euros (without VAT/taxes)

The Car Clock by John-Mikaël Flaux

Crafted by John-Mikaël Flaux, the Car Clock is a mechanical clock with a unique concept that combines 1930s racing cars with the art of watchmaking. The design of each element was created in order to combine aesthetics and automotive technology with that of a watchmaking philosophy.

This horological art piece takes inspiration from the racing cars of the 30s such as the famous Bugatti T35, Amilcar C6 or Alfa Romeo P3.

The propulsion of the wheels allows the Car Clock to roll at a speed of 13.2 mm / h or 32 cm per day. The time is readable by the numbers that are engraved on the rear rims, the index on the steering wheel makes it possible to specify the minute. The time can be set by the steering wheel and the winding is done from the front with a key, in the same way that old cars use to start their engine. A discreet transparent pedestal allows it to lift and immobilize the rear wheels.

Designed and manufactured by John-Mikaël Flaux, the Car Clock requires one month of craftsmanship to execute and assemble its 270 pieces following rules of the art of watchmaking (polishing, brushing, surface treatment, … etc). The main plates and wheels of the mechanism are in polished brass before being galvanized with palladium and the pinion are made in steel.

The bodywork is crafted from aluminum then carefully assembled, lacquered and polished by hand, each rivet is custom fit. Like its elders, the Car Clock will be limited to a small number. Each Car Clock is signed at the month of making.

Technical details

• 270 components
• 11 Rubies
• 18,000 Alt / hour
• 8 days of autonomy
• Swiss lever escapement
• Powered time with double indications (right / left)
• Minutes readable on the steering wheel
• Time setting with the steering wheel
• Hand-made aluminum body
• Rubber tires
• Authentic leather seat
• Mechanism in palladium-plated brass and polished steel

L’Epée 1839 Time Machine

With a futuristic design inspired by the film world, and a subtle nod to the mechanics of yesteryear, the Time Machine by L’Epée 1839 is nothing less than a mechanical sculpture that tells the time. The entire upper part revolves. A single press sets the entire time capsule – the glass tube, the carriage, the time display, and the whole mechanical movement – rotating and transporting you through time.

The two propellers at either end of the carriage are also mobile: the first winds the movement, while the second adjusts the time.

The time capsule, powered by all these rotations, rests on a stable and immobile tripod that ensures total stability for safe take-offs and landings. A wing-nut system at the center of the clock locks the rotation of the capsule and stabilizes the precious mechanism during the journey.

With its 370 components, the Time Machine is a complex table clock measuring 22 cm high and 26 cm wide. It includes a mechanical L’Epée 1839 caliber featuring an 8-day power reserve. As with any dream machine, the onlooker immediately seeks to understand how it works: the motor is therefore visible in its entirety, providing a clear view of the mechanics and their timekeeping.

The Time Machine is produced in three limited editions of 50 pieces each: silvered, black and silvered, and black and gold.

Inspired by the most famous time machines and created with meticulous attention to detail, the Time Machine is the combined result of three minds from very different backgrounds: engineer and creator Nicolas Bringuet, designer Martin Bolo, and artistic director and general manager of L’Epée 1839, Arnaud Nicolas. Together they have created a mobile and truly dynamic scientific instrument that offers some subtle nods to the worlds of industry and cinema, while shining a light on mechanical clockmaking.

Each element of the Time Machine has been conceived and designed to evoke a memory. The capsule consists of a glass tube with a propeller at each end, symbolizing movement, the vortex, and science. The technically indispensable part required to lock the tube’s rotation is inspired by the very first machine featured in the film “The Time Machine”. Finally, the tripod reflects the temporal convector of one of the most famous American cars of the 1980s, the DeLorean. Every detail is significant.

The dynamic thrust of the object is omnipresent throughout this project, since no journey through time can be made without space. L’Epée 1839 thus set out to create a mobile clock. The first striking feature is the 360-degree rotation of the time capsule and the entire gear train of the watchmaking movement visible within it. Every rotating device also needs a locking system: and this one has been designed as a wing-nut that is turned to block the rotation, thus making the owner the key player in its usage.

The Time Machine displays the hour and minutes by means of two black metal cylinders inside a glass cylinder (the time capsule) which is framed by a propeller at each end. Each cylinder is machined and decorated by hand. The numbers, notably, are manually filled with white lacquer for maximum visibility. The time sequence and reading is made possible by a central indicator placed between the hour and minute cylinder.

The propellers are not simply a significant secondary design element, they are the two key elements of the timekeeping mechanism. The left propeller sets the time, while the right winds the barrel. These two propellers enable the owner to adjust their machine, and thus control their journey through time.

Of course, the time capsule containing the caliber 1855 (also present in the Destination Moon), is protected by a cylindrical glass so that no particle can change the future, the past, and the present… making this a true time machine.

We can all picture images of flying contraptions allowing us to travel through time, complete with their bumpy landings. L’Epée 1839 has therefore deliberately created a stationary tripod for stability on all surfaces, whether a runway or a simple desk, while incorporating slight flexibility in the foot.

Although accustomed to exceptional handmade finishes, the experienced observer will note the multiple alternations of polished and satin-finished edges, thus creating marked angles and accentuating the interplay of light and reflections. This detail highlights the work of expert hands and the undeniable know-how of the teams at the L’Epée 1839 clock manufacture.

The twin ends of the capsule also required a time-consuming process of hand-finishing and polishing, both on the curved surfaces and the propellers themselves. The end result creates a visually absorbing mirror effect that both mesmerizes and showcases the chamfering work on the components.

Technical details

Model: Time Machine

Limited series: 50 pieces per configuration
Dimensions: 25.7 x 22 x 21 centimeters
Weight: 5.2 kg
Number of components: 370

Functions
Hour and minute display in the center of the tube via two black laser-engraved PVD stainless steel cylinders
Winding and time-setting carried out via the propellers on either end of the tube.
360° tube rotation

L’Epee 1839 Movement
Horizontal L’Epée 1839 movement designed and manufactured in-house
Caliber 1855 – Vertical escapement
Balance wheel frequency: 18,000 A/h / 2.5 Hz
Single barrel
Power reserve: 8 days
Number of jewels: 17
Number of components: 162
Incabloc protection system
Time-setting via the left propeller, by turning clockwise with the H/M display facing you
Winding via the right propeller
Materials: brass and stainless steel, base plate: nickel or black PVD, gear train palladium or gold plated

The Machine
208 components
Materials: brass and stainless steel
Finishes including polishing, sandblasting, satin finishing.

The capsule
Mineral glass crystal
Two propellers at each end. Produced by bar turning and waterjet cutting
Materials: palladium brass and PVD depending on the versions.

Base structure
Fixed tripod in brass and stainless steel (palladium, gold or black PVD depending on the version)
Stainless steel (fixed) cylinders
Capsule rotation locked by means of a nut system.

References
74.6001/114: steel
74.6001/204: black and gold
74.6001/214: black and steel

L’Epée 1839 Ovale Tourbillon Four Quarters Engraved

To mark their 180th anniversary in 2019, the L’Epée 1839 Manufacture created a traditional clock, a one-off piece, in honor of its heritage as a great manufacturer of officers’ carriage clocks. As well as a central hours and minutes display, this clock from the Ovale collection possesses numerous complications: tourbillon, moon phase, alarm, calendar (Day and Month), and even strikes the quarter-hours.

To further enhance this exceptional piece, L’Epée1839 commissioned the hand-engraving of the entire case. Two types of engraving (in positive and negative relief) are combined to form an abstract pattern that decorates the whole case with style.

This unique piece displays the hours and minutes on a white enamel dial. The two hands reproduce the shapes historically used for officers’ carriage clocks. The moon phase display, at six o’clock, presents the lunar cycles. The day and month displays and the alarm function are located on the lower part of the case front.

The ringing of the alarm is controlled by a dedicated barrel enabling the alarm to be regulated as desired. It produces its own characteristic, powerful tone.

The tourbillon crowned with swords can be admired through a glass window revealing the impressive width of the balance wheel and its characteristic rhythm of 2.5 Hz, or 18,000 vibrations per hour.

The clock has a power reserve of 8 days, and is endowed with the special feature of striking the quarter-hours. The double gong (with independent spring barrel) strikes the hours with one gong stroke, the first quarter with a double stroke, the half hour with two double strokes and the last quarter with three double strokes. An on/off selector is located on the top of the clock, so that the strikes can be silenced as desired. A single key is used to set the time and wind the spring barrels, which are accessed by opening the glass door in the back of the clock.

The Ovale Tourbillon Four Quarters is a unique gilded piece made up of 433 parts, supplied in a traditional leather case with a window, as was usual for the era, enabling the time to be read while traveling. History relates that the officer’s clock was so named because Napoleon, the supreme commander of the armies, required his generals to carry a clock on all battlefields after suffering a defeat caused by the late arrival of some of his troops.

For nearly two centuries, L’Epée 1839 has been creating mechanical clocks, many of which have been given as gifts to the great names of this world. Many well-known personalities have given and/or received the gift of an officer’s carriage clock made by L’Epée 1839.

Technical details

Model: Ovale Tourbillon Four Quarters Engraved
Reference: 64.6143/901
Limited edition: Single unique piece

Functions
Hour/Minute
Alarm
Day/Month
Moon phase
Tourbillon
Striking mechanism: hour (1 stroke/1 o’clock; 4 o’clock = 4 strokes), quarter hour (double stroke), half hour (double stroke x2) last quarter (double stroke x3)
Striking mechanism: On/off

Movement
L’Epée 1839 movement with complications
Components: 299 parts for the movement and 77 for the tourbillon
Jewels: 15
Escapement: 18,000 vph
Caliber: Cal. 1881T
Power reserve: 8 days
Materials: Gilded brass
Key: The time is set and the movement is wound using the key typical of L’Epée 1839 officers’ carriage clocks.

Dial
White enamel

Casing
Pivoting rear door
Components: 49 parts
Materials: Gilded brass (thickness 3 microns) and mineral glass
Finishes: Polished, satin-brushed and sand-blasted
Hand-engraved by an artist over the entire case

Other specifications
Total components: 433 parts
Weight: 2.9 kg
Dimensions: H: 14cm/L: 12.9cm/W:10.8 cm

Matthias Naeschke Regulator NR 110

Anyone looking for a classic regulator in the reduced style of the great French precision pendulum clocks will find exactly that in the Matthias Naeschke model NR 110. This regulator embodies all the typical characteristics of a Naeschke long-case clock in a smaller size.

Starting with the case, through to the 12-facetted weight-shell up to the pendulum, one can immediately recognize the unmistakable hallmark of Naeschke clockworks. This finely crafted and rhodium-plated movement is characteristically represented by an oversized escape wheel with a long arm anchor and its round ruby pallets makes this piece an unmistakable timepiece from Naeschke.

The movement developed especially for this regulator has a power reserve of more than two weeks and is constructed with 4mm brass main plates. The power transmission runs in precision ball bearings, the escapement and other wheels in ruby bearings. The chapter ring, made of 1.5mm sterling silver is individually engraved and finished by hand for each regulator. In addition to the time display with the Regulator NR 110, the date can also be read in a window above the “6”.

The special feature of the date is its switching mechanism which has been specially designed to save space – it is barely visible in the movement. The result is a strictly reduced and harmonious clockwork with focus on the oversized escapement. A further highlight is the extremely complex compensating pendulum with its mirror-polished pendulum bob.

The filigreed, 110 cm cherry wood case is fitted with three bevelled, polished, silver-lined glass panels. A feature of the case is the exclusive dark lacquer specially developed for Naeschke clocks. On closer examination, the wood graining is still visible through the fine silk-matte finish. This unique effect gives the case life and sensitivity. For more than two decades, this has been a characteristic feature of Matthias Naeschke clocks.

Technical details

Regulator NR 110 RH

Clockwork
Matthias Naeschke Cal. 110
Power reserve 17 days
Compound Weight drive
Skeletonized main plates of 4 mm brass and 3 solid pillars
All brass parts are mirror polished and (except the gilded wheels) rhodium plated
Pinions and arbors hardened and polished
Dead-beat “Naeschke” escapement with round ruby pallets
Compensation pendulum beating 72/minute
2 precision ball bearings, 6 ruby bearings

Dial and Hands
Hand-engraved chapter ring of 1.5mm sterling silver
Flame-blued hands
Date indication in a window in the chapter ring above “6”

Clock case
Cherry wood with a special “Matthias Naeschke” dark stained satin varnish
The wood graining is still visible through the satin varnish,
Glass frames in silver colour
3 bevelled glasses

Dimensions
Height x width x depth: 110 x 26 x 16 cms

Variations
Different possibilities for customisation. The movement and parts can be finished in yellow gold, rose gold or rhodium. The wooden cases can be adapted to harmonize with existing interior decor.

Matthias Naeschke Table Clock NT 2

This fine table clock from the Germany’s Naeschke manufactory features high art combination of traditional materials, supremely classic form and extraordinary mechanical complications.

Its elegantly solid construction provides for a full running reserve of 60 days. The mainspring power is moderated by a barrel and fusee and its Swiss lever platform, with a screwed balance escapement as the regulating organ, beats at 14.400 per hour.

The clock has two dials and therefore requires a motion work on either side of its main plates. The local time zone is displayed on a chapter ring around a world time display. A perpetual calendar with leap year display is integrated into the display of the calendar week together with a power reserve indication.

On a second 24 hour dial on the reverse side of the clock is another pair of hands and here the hour hand incorporates hourly latching which can then be adjusted to represent a second time zone. This table clock presents many useful functions in a very confined space. But these special functions are surely needed for a good overview in a globalised and networked world. And of course with Matthias Naeschke’s inspired designs, its complications are purely and exclusively mechanical.

The dials of this table clock are true masterpieces of the engraver’s art. The dials and the case are a complex assembly creating stylistic elements redolent of the French Empire style. The chapter rings are of sterling silver, hand-sewn and comprehensively worked with especially fine hand engravings.

The surrounding decoration elements of the dials are worked in relief and give the dials an incomparable depth. On the dial with the second time zone is a very special relief. Here, the manufactory was inspired by the famous allegorical depictions of “Morning”, “Noon”, “Evening” and “Night” by the Dresden art Professor Johannes Schilling ca. 1861-68. The originals are bronze castings on the north side of the Brühl Terrace in Dresden. As well there are copies made of Elb Sandstone in the Schlossteichpark in the East German town of Chemnitz.

The case, also emulating the Empire style, consists of finest ebony, which is rare and now very difficult to obtain. Appliqués of sterling silver set brilliant accents and give emphasis to the clear design idiom.

A most interesting refinement of this table clock case remains concealed. A large ball-bearing turntable is integrated into the base, enabling the entire piece to float almost imperceptibly 1 mm above the table. Thus the whole clock rotates on its own central axis and the change between the dial views is quick and effortless or alternatively to see through the faceted glass panes and marvel at the highly polished and gilded mechanical intricacies at work.

Matthias Naeschke Table Clock NT 12

The table clock NT 12 is proof that the mechanics of clockmaking are limitless.

The movement is a real powerhouse. Two weighty barrels together provide nearly 20 kilograms of spring force that pull on a single steel wire of just one millimetre diameter. Thus the entire power is transmitted to the fusee and through it to the going train. A conventional fusee chain would not withstand this enormous burden and break unpredictably.

So why does the NT 12 require so much more energy than similar spring-driven movements? This is due to the considerable running time of more than one year – 13.5 months, to be precise. The wheels and the entire frame of this clock have been proportionally sized for this purpose. The pillars which connect the main plates to each other are positioned so that there may be no distortion. Much of the beautifully finished gilded mechanism is visible through its creative design and arrangement.

The movement sits on four solid columns forming a platform. Of the two integrated barrels only one is visible. It is separated from the gear train and is placed centrally at the foot of the columns whilst the other barrel is concealed in the base of the clock. In addition to the time display on a sterling silver dial the NT 12 also has a separately arranged power reserve indicator. All parts are dimensioned slightly larger in this clock as is the winding key which is a perfectly proportional match.

To celebrate the pleasure of handling the key after a full year it was allotted a separate drawer in the wooden base of the case.

Technical details

Table clock NT 12

Movement
Matthias Naeschke caliber 12
Power reserve: 13.5 months
Spring drive with double barrel and fusee
Main plates of 4 mm brass with 5 pillars
All brass parts are either high polished or finely sanded and gold-plated
Pinions and arbors are hardened and polished
Matthias Naeschke escapement with compensating pendulum
Frequency: 108 beats per minute
6 ruby bearings and 2 ruby pallets
8 precision ball bearings

Indication
Chaptering of solid sterling silver with hand engravings
Hand-knurled bezel
Separate indication of the power reserve
Blued steel hands

Case
Cherry wood base with drawer for the winding key
Alignment of the case by 4 large screws on each corner of the case
Solid multi-piece glass shade with 5 bevelled glasses and a front door
A drawer accommodates the winding key

Dimensions
(Height x Width x Depth): 63 x 42 x 32 cm

Variations
Case base made of various materials
Rhodium or rose gold plating for the movement and case
Bespoke variations possible

Matthias Naeschke NT 8 Table Clock

For more than three decades the brand name of Matthias Naeschke stands for exclusivity and the highest quality craftsmanship of clocks, manufactured in small quantities or as unique stand-alone pieces. The German clock manufactory is setting radiant rose gold accents with a table clock in the shape of the classic 8-day. The NT 8 catches the eye of the viewer in addition to its exceptional colour – incidentally the first table clock from the German clockmakers in rose gold – but also due to numerous technical refinements and artisan expertise.

Here, especially note the small distance of the wheels between the main plates of just 21mm. Thus, the NT 8 is one of the slimmest skeleton clocks ever made. This became possible by an ingenious three-piece barrel structure in which a very small mainspring is inserted directly into a section of the large main wheel. Looking at the movement from the side, it would be easy to believe there is no barrel needed in this movement.

The escapement of the new clock movement is dominated by a typical, large Naeschke escape wheel and circular ruby pallets. Delicate flame-blued hands, sawn and polished by hand, glide over a chapter ring with the finest hand engravings made of pure sterling silver. Two precision ball bearings and four large ruby jewels on the gear train are in charge for optimum power transmission and friction reduction.

A 5-rod compensation pendulum quietly swings, beating half-seconds, nicely framed behind the movement. This is the first time in a large clock that rose gilding is employed and its colour harmonizes perfectly with the silver dial and columns.

In the case design Sebastian Naeschke uses the classical method and the craftsmanship of a hand-blown glass dome, which was created especially for this clock in a renowned Bavarian glassworks. It protects the movement not only from dust and environmental influences but equally supports the delicate presentation of this new timepiece. The unusually shaped base of the new Naeschke table clock is made of walnut and provided with silver metal inlays.

The colour of walnut was not altered by staining. Rather, a colourless, high gloss clear polished varnish was applied to protect the character of the wood. Its natural colour is thus even more effective and harmonizes perfectly with the rose gold of the movement. The winding key is kept in a small drawer in the walnut base and easily accessible for the weekly winding ritual of the clock.

Technical details

Table clock NT 8

Clockwork
Matthias Naeschke caliber 8
Power reserve 8 days
Spring drive
Skeletonized main plates of 4 mm brass and 3 solid pillars
All brass parts are mirror polished and gilded in rose gold
Pinions and arbors hardened and polished
Dead-beat “Naeschke” escapement with round ruby pallets
Compensation pendulum beating 120 per minute
2 precision ball bearings, 5 ruby bearings

Indication
Hand-engraved chapter ring of 1.5 mm sterling silver
Roman or Arabic numerals possible
Flame-blued hands
A rose-gilded bezel is fitted

Clock case
Base of the case made of nut wood with metal inlays and polished clear varnish
A drawer for the key is fitted in the front of the base
A mouth-blown glass dome protects the clockwork from dust
Clockwork attachment on two solid metal columns
Four adjustment screws for leveling the case

Dimensions
Height x width x depht: 45 x 32 x 25 cms

Variations
Different possibilities for individualization
The movements can be refined in yellow gold, rhodium or rose gold
The wooden cases can be adapted to existing interior fittings

Matthias Naeschke NT 9 Table Clock

The NT 9 table clock by Matthias Naeschke is a timepiece of understated elegance. The dial is the highlight of the table clock NT 9. It is entirely hand-made in elaborate and diverse work steps.

The matt-blasted and gilded base dial is surrounded by a polished and screwed frame, composed of four individual segments. Engravings in the form of a traditional diamond pattern with flowers engraved in the crossing points which, depending on the angle, refract the light. This creates a wonderful image, always different and creating an illusory depth of view.

The round chapter rings for time and date are engine-turned in their centre each by hand with a radiating pattern. Engine-turned patterns surround the minutes. The dials are completed by extremely fine hand engravings of the numerals with Matthias Naeschke-lettering at the indexes. The final matt silvery sheen is applied through the very old method of granular pure silvering. Thus perfect legibility of the dial is fully ensured even from a distance.

A highly polished cherrywood case with faceted glasses on either side provides a clear view of the immaculately finished, gilded movement. Extremely fine gearing mounted in 14 rubies is running between trapezoidal main plates transmitting the driving force of the 14-day mainspring to a platform with a Swiss Made lever escapement. A screwed balance beating 14.400 per hour ensures the accuracy of this timepiece.

In addition to the time is a most important function of daily necessities – the date, which is displayed in the same large-dial format. The winding and the setting of the clock is performed through small openings in the rear of the case and a drawer accommodates the winding key. The solid, damped construction of the wooden case muffles all escapement noise. With its compact dimensions of 16.5 x 11 x 24.5 cm (W x D x H), this clock NT 9 is perfectly suited to find its place on desks, sideboards or on fine furniture.

Technical details

Movement
Matthias Naeschke caliber 9
Power reserve: 14 days
Spring drive
Trapezoidal main plates of 2 mm brass with 4 pillars
All brass parts are either high polished or finely sanded and gold-plated
Pinions and arbors are hardened and polished
Swiss lever platform escapement with screw balance
Frequency: 14.400 beats per hour
14 ruby bearings and functional stones

Indication
Dial made of several parts which are either hand engraved or engine-turned
Dial finish is gilded and granular pure silvering
Blued steel Breguet hands are fitted
Date indication on a separate dial

Case
Cherry wood with gilded metal inlays and stained like black with a polished finish
Faceted glasses on either side
The winding and the setting of the clock is performed through small openings in the rear of the case
A drawer accommodates the winding key

Dimensions
(Height x Width x Depth): 24,5 x 16,5 x 11 cm

Variations
Case made of nut wood in a polished finish
Dial variations with bespoke engravings possible
Dial set with diamonds

‘Grant’ by MB&F and L’Epée 1839

MB&F and L’Epée 1839 present Grant, a triple-tracked, Mad-Max-cross-Transformer robot clock on a mission.

Grant is a robot with a time display on his shield and a mission to slow things down when time runs too fast. There are no incessantly flashing digital numerals on Grant’s shield, no constantly spinning second hand. Grant transforms frantic chaos into relaxing hours and minutes.

While Grant’s time moves relatively slowly, he can travel quickly over rough terrain (or the messiest desk) on his three operational rubber tracks. Grant can also transform into one of three different modes: lying horizontally over his chassis for a low profile; crouching at 45 degrees; and sitting up 90 degrees. Grant’s time shield can always be set to a comfortable and optimal viewing angle.

Whatever the angle, Grant’s highly polished clockwork is on full display, and you can follow every click and turn of the gears. The mainspring barrel click near his ‘belly button’ is particularly mesmerizing in operation. The isochronal oscillations of the regulator keeping time in Grant’s glass-domed ‘brain’ are evidence of the clockwork’s high precision. Watching Grant “thinking” in real time is a stress-relieving activity in itself: Grant transforms time so that you can relax and enjoy it.

Grant’s 8-day, in-line manufacture movement features the same superlative fine finishing as found on the finest wristwatches: Geneva waves, anglage, polishing, sandblasting, plus circular and vertical satin finishing. Hand finishing a clock movement is significantly more challenging than that of a wristwatch due to the larger surface areas of the clock components.

Grant’s left arm holds a spinning disk, while his right arm clasps a removable grenade launcher. Grant even has a surprise up his sleeve: his grenade launcher is removable and doubles as the winding and time-setting key for his 8-day clockwork.

Grant is available in three limited editions of 50 pieces each in Nickel, Black, and Blue.

Technical details

Display
Hours and minutes

Size
Dimensions:
Truck: 115 mm tall x 212 mm wide x 231 mm long
Robot: 166 mm tall x 212 mm wide x 238 mm deep
Components total: 268
Weight: 2.34 kg

Body/frame
Transformer body with three operational tracks and three positions of clock/body.
Materials: stainless steel, nickel-plated brass, palladium-plated brass.
Dome/head: mineral glass.

Engine
L’Epée in-house designed and manufactured in-line eight-day movement
Balance frequency: 2.5 Hz / 18,000 bph
Power reserve: 8 days
Components movement: 155
Jewels: 11
Incabloc shock protection system

Movement finishing: Geneva waves, anglage, polishing, sandblasting, circular and vertical graining, satin finishing.

Winding: key on right hand doubles as weapon and pulls out to reveal a double-depth square socket key that both sets the time and winds the movement (on the back/dial side of the clock).

L’Épée 1839 Hot Balloon: The First Suspended Clock

The Hot Balloon, the mechanical clock in the form of a hot air balloon created by L’Épée 1839, follows the brand’s other co-creations – the Vanitas and Arachnophobia wall clocks. Placed simply on a table or suspended from the ceiling as if flying through the air, this kinetic sculpture symbolizes adventure and whimsy while remaining an exceptional mechanical timepiece.

An official partner of l’École cantonale d’art de Lausanne (ECAL), and specifically its Masters program in Advanced Studies in Design for Luxury and Craftsmanship, L’Épée 1839 created this clock on the theme of travel in collaboration with the talented design student Margo Clavier.

Inspired by the hot air balloon and all that it represents – adventure, imagination, discovery, ambition, freedom – Margo and L’Épée 1839 unveil a mechanical clock with impressive, sometimes floating presence which displays the hours and minutes for eight days.

An authentic piece of watchmaking art, Hot Balloon can also be admired from below, just as one might view a hot-air balloon overhead, as is the very first mechanical clock that can be hung from the ceiling.

The clock is set and wound in either position through an ingenious system that combines form and function, design and engineering, precision and durability. To set the time, simply turn the wheel-shaped crown located in place of the balloon’s burner blast valve. Winding the barrel is less intuitive and rather unexpected: the key is the balloon’s basket. Simply turn the basket to power the mechanism.

Full of poetry, Hot Balloon comprises 207 components; all produced in-house at the L’Épée 1839 manufacture, and finished and assembled by hand by a passionate team. The clock, sometimes placed on a table, sometimes suspended, measures 31 cm in height, and 17 cm in diameter.

Hot Balloon has been created in a limited edition of 50 pieces for each model: Palladium, Black and Palladium, Blue and Palladium, Red and Palladium, or Gold.

Technical Specifications

References
74.6002/004: Gold
74.6002/104: Palladium
74.6002/204: Black and Palladium
74.6002/404: Blue and Palladium
74.6002/504: Red and Palladium

Limited Series: 50 per configuration
Dimensions: Height 31 cm; Diameter (balloon) 17.2 cm; Height (basket) 8 cm
Weight: 3.9 kg
217 components

Functions
Desk clock and suspension clock
Time displayed on two stacked cylinders; flame-shaped indicator serving as hour and minute hands
Wound by the basket
Time setting via the button above the basket

Movement
L’Épée 1839 Movement, designed and manufactured in-house
1855 LR Caliber
Balance vibrations: 18,000 vph – 2.5 Hz
Single barrel
Power reserve: 8 days
Number of jewels: 17
Number of components: 207
Incabloc shock protection system
Palladium or gold plated mechanism, depending on model
Materials: brass and stainless steel

The Basket
The basket is an essential piece of the movement since it serves to wind the barrel.
Materials: brass and stainless steel
Finish comprised of polishing, sand-blasting and satin finishing.

The Balloon
Materials: brass and stainless steel
Finish comprised of polishing, sand-blasting, satin finishing and painting.
A system for ceiling suspension composed of a cable and a hook at the top of the balloon.

Konstantin Chaykin Computus Easter – The Most Complicated Mechanical Clock Ever Created in Russia

Creating instruments to tell time has been connected to religion from the start. The first mechanical clocks for instance often had blank faces and were located on towers so that people would know when services would be. Despite the fact that today clocks and watches are part of everyday, secular life, combining the jigsaw pieces of calculating the dates of the Eastern Orthodox Easter with the regular workings of a clock movement is mesmerizing.

Konstantin Computus Easter is tied to the Russian Orthodox Calendar. This clock identifies the moving date of Eastern Orthodox Easter, a date that is calculated based on numerous rules and limitations. To fully appreciate the complexity of this movement, one needs to try and calculate the date of Easter oneself. The factors include: lunar cycles, solar cycles, the indict, the epact, the solar correction and more. Konstantin Chaykin learned how to use all of these factors created his own method for doing the computations and ‘taught’ his clock how to compute the dates for Eastern Orthodox Easter.

The case of The Computus Easter Clock is designed to look like the St. Isaac Cathedral of St. Petersburg, Konstantin’s home town. The Computus Clock is related to the 2007 Resurrection Clock, also a complicated astronomical clock. The Computus Clock has a more complicated movement for calculating the moveable dates of Easter and appears as a Great Russian Orthodox cathedral.

The movements and the appearance of the Computus Clock are equally complicated and beautiful. Anyone who has even seen photographs of St. Petersburg will recognize the references to the St. Isaac Cathedral in the overall shape, the dome, the colonnade, the lantern, the gables, the bell towers and the colors. The colors of the marble on the Computus Clock case match the colors used inside the Cathedral.

The dome of St. Isaac’s is a landmark in St. Petersburg: among the largest in the world, it’s gilded shape is visible from land and sea. The Computus clock is surmounted by a dome gilded in the guilloche technique and covered with gold enamel. Konstantin visualized the case as a symbol of Easter, thus the dome melds into an egg shape. The egg is an important symbol of the Resurrection for all Christians, who have been giving each other eggs on Easter since ancient times.

The lantern on the Computus Clock, just like the lantern on St. Isaac’s is the crowning element in the design. The lantern creates a feeling of airiness and unearthliness. The elegant contrast between the size of the dome and the size of the bell towers emphasizes the monumental shape of the dome. The four miniature bell towers on the Computus Clock gracefully frame the central dome. The colonnade of St. Isaac’s is a massive structure, which is a unique landmark in and of itself. The Computus Clock is also surrounded by 24 columns, which act as hour indicators for the function ‘Times of Russia’ – a system for identifying the time in all of Russia’s time zones.

The facades of St. Isaac’s are decorated with gables upheld by monumental granite columns embodying eternity. Once again, the Computus Clock includes these themes: eternity in the eternal calendar with the eternal cycle of Easter and visually in columns which frame the movement. There are less columns on the clock than on the Cathedral for the columns on the clock reveal glimpses of the secrets of time. The gables of the Cathedral resemble eagles with outspread wings. Four of the gables are decorated with energetic, yet massive bas-reliefs.

The Computus Clock includes details from the north gable – ‘The Resurrection’ and from the south gable ‘The Visit of the Magi’. Expert stoneworkers lovingly reproduced these details in mosaics. The case also includes some imagery and themes from the Cathedral’s interior: the designs on the roof mimic the floor of the Cathedral and the mosaics on the sides of the case are based on the stained glass window ‘The Risen Christ’ and the mosaic of Archangel Michael.

The indicator of Eastern Easter is located on the face of the Computus Clock. This indicator includes the date according to both the Julian and the Gregorian calendars. There is a separate row of dates for each calendar. The lower row is for the Gregorian calendar and includes dates from April 4 to May 8, while the top row is for the Julian calendar and ranges from March 22 through April 25. To make it easier to read the dates, they are color-coded by month. Instead of a hand, there is a square frame which contains the dates for the given year from both calendars. The dates change every year on New Year.

On the back of the movement there is a mechanism to balance the discrepancies between ‘real’ time and the 24 hour day; a discrepancy created by the imperfect shape of Earth’s orbit and the 23° angle of the Earth’s axis.

The mechanical heart of The Computus Clock, the proprietary movement which manages 16 time-telling functions, is the result of over 10,000 hours of hand labor. This heart beats at 18,000 vibrations per 30 minutes. The master clockmakers perfected each of the 1,275 miniscule parts of the clock. In addition to indicating Eastern Orthodox Easter, the Computus Clock has the following functions: phases of the Moon, the winding power left, the time equalizer, a star map, indication of the days of the week, the date, month and year by the Gregorian calendar, including leap years.

Today, The Computus Easter Clock is the most complicated clock ever created in Russia. Developing the plans alone took over 3, 000 hours. Creating and assembling the parts, regulating and adjusting the clock called for all of the skill, artistry and experience of Konstantin and his team at the Konstantin Chaykin Manufacture. And the result is awe-inspiring. The Computus Easter Clock is the pride of the Russian watchmaker and a wonder for the rest of the world.

Specifications
Movement
Manufactory caliber: Т03-0
Materials: brass, steel, bronze, anodized aluminum, gold, lapis lazuli and sapphires
Frequency: 18 000 vibrations per hour
Jewels: 16
Bearings: 68
Movement parts: 1375
Escapement: anchor
Power reserve: up to 10 days
Movement accuracy: ± 20 seconds per day

Case
Dimensions: 600*340*242 mm
Materials: marble, brass, silver, steel, duralumin, mineral glass, gold, flint, rhodonite, violan, xonotlite, lapis lazuli, charoite
Additional technology: guilloche, hot enamel on guilloche surface, mosaic

The minerals in the mosaics:
Gables: flint, rhodonite, violan, sandstone, xonotlite, lapis lazuli, charoite
Mosaic with the image of Archangel Michael: jasper, violan, sandstone, magnesite, jade
Mosaic with the image of “the Risen Christ”: jasper, marble, jade, lapis lazuli, violan
Top of the housing mosaic: marble, flint

Features:
One-minute tourbillon
Hour
Minute
Second
Date of Orthodox Easter
Moon phases
Power reserve
Equation of time
Star chart
Sidereal time
Russia time zones
Seasons

The functions of the perpetual calendar:
Day of week
Date
Month
Year
Leap year

Patents:
№ 2353978: “Calendar device and method for orthodox Easter date determination”
№ 2306618: “Calendar device for determining orthodox Easter date and orthodox holy days”
№149239 “Clock with display of time in time zones of Russia (options) and method of simultaneous display of time in all time zones of Russia”

Travel Time by Harry Winston

The 18-karat white gold Travel Time combines the practicality of a portable alarm and desk clock with the precious materials and flawless finishes associated with the House of Harry Winston. Embellished with a combination of semi-precious, sparkling blue aventurine, opalescent mother-of-pearl, rich blue sapphires, and rare diamonds, this timepiece is the ultimate travel companion.

The color blue is deeply associated with the House of Harry Winston and recalls the rare 45.52-carat blue Hope Diamond that Mr. Winston famously acquired in 1949. Another House signature is the emerald cut, an elegant octagonal shape favored by the ‘King of Diamonds,’ who loved to highlight the natural magnificence, clarity, and color of extraordinary gems in his jewelry design.

The Travel Time by Harry Winston pays homage to both of these signature codes. A succession of octagonal shapes is harmoniously incorporated into the architecture of this timepiece, while blue aventurine, punctuated by blue sapphires, dominates the scenery.

Measuring just 66 mm when closed and designed to fit in your pocket, the corners of the Travel Time by Harry Winston feature four large emerald-cut, blue sapphires, framed by two rows of brilliant-cut diamonds. A fifth emerald-cut diamond, located in the center of the clock, denotes the point of opening.

By gently sliding the case’s gold protective covers, the doors glide open to reveal the sophisticated dial. For added stability, Travel Time is equipped with a collapsible stand that can be deployed manually from inside the case. A closer inspection of the white gold stand reveals that even its base is octagonal and emulates Mr. Winston’s beloved emerald cut.

The emerald cut truly dominates all aspects of this unique timepiece, as the 64 brilliant-cut blue sapphires, white gold Harry Winston logo at 12 o’clock, and minute track all replicate the emblematic octagonal shape.

In addition to the time and date functions, the alarm is indicated by a third hand with a black arrow-shaped tip. Just above the clock, embedded in the white gold case, are two crowns; the crown on the left allows to set the alarm, while the one on the right controls the hours, minutes and date. The clock is equipped with a high-end Swiss quartz movement.

Technical details
Model: Travel Time by Harry Winston
Reference HJTQAL66WW001

Movement
Caliber HW5301
Type Quartz
Diameter: 23.90 mm
Thickness: 4.10 mm

Functions 
Hours and minutes, date, alarm

Case 
18K white gold
Crystal Sapphire with anti-reflective coating on both sides
Gem-setting on the case 64 brilliant-cut blue sapphires

Dial 
White mother-of-pearl, 18K gold Emerald appliqué

Exterior
18K white gold & aventurine
Dimensions: 66.0 mm x 39.0 mm
Thickness:13.0 mm

Gem-setting on the box
168 brilliant-cut diamonds
4 emerald-cut blue sapphires
1 emerald-cut diamond

Total Gem-Setting
168 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 0.6 carat)
64 brilliant-cut blue sapphires (approx. 1.34 cts)
4 emerald-cut blue sapphires (approx. 1.94 cts)
1 emerald-cut diamond (approx. 0.21 carat)

 

L’Epée 1839 Gaz Derrick

L’Epée 1839, the iconic mechanical clock manufacturer based in Switzerland, presents Gaz Derrick, a new kinetic timepiece inspired by the industrial machinery used in natural gas extraction. This creation joins to the club of contemporary horology creations such as Starfleet Machine, Destination Moon and Octopod.

Equipped with new caliber that has been recently developed by the manufacturer, Gaz Derrick boasts of 2 dials in the shape and style of gas gauges; each displays the hour and minutes.

The winding and time-setting key is embedded on the clock. The time setting nod is the gaz burner located on top of the derrick symbolizing the possibility to overcome any unexpected problems. As no holes can be made close to a gaz field, a control-valve-shape winding key is located on the right side of the base allowing the owner to operate the release of energy.

Designed, developed and manufactured by L’Epée 1839 in the Jura (Switzerland), Gaz Derrick takes its inspiration from vast industrial landscapes that captured our imagination and turns that into a tangible, luxurious and meticulous interpretation.

Inspired by industrial gauges, hours and minutes are displayed on two distinct and independent dials – somehow like a regulator – placed on top of each other, in the middle of the derrick. The similarities between the dials and true industrial gages are such that they drive us to the command-centre of the gaz derrick. All around, there are several elements, evoking a detailed realism, that pique your curiosity: valves, pipelines, reservoirs, pumps, and even a central drilling axis.

The power source of this clock is located in the black base that supports the various decorative elements.  The movement allows for precise timekeeping for up to 7 days.  Made up of 281 fine pieces and expertly assembled by hand, the handiwork can be admired through discreet openings at the base of the derrick.  Gaz Derrick is presented in two limited editions (50 pieces each) with a black base; the movement and elements are either yellow gold- or palladium-plated.

Inspired by various types of building toys from their childhood, young talented designer Martin BOLO and Arnaud Nicolas, Brand Director, succeeded in creating a homogeneous and realistic structure, relying on the high-quality workmanship courtesy of L’Epée 1839’s age-old expertise.

The main elements of a gas extraction platform become an example of industrial architecture, the design allowing you to quickly and easily identify the structure behind this clock. In the middle, the derrick is standing, then the pipelines, valves and pumps. Everything is protected by a harmonious and fine squared protective glass atop the black base.

After having developed a movement with arms for Sherman, or legs (Arachnophobia) or even accompanying it with a skull mechanism (Requiem), L’Epée is bringing one of its signature calibre movements back to the table and offsets the hour and minute indicators thanks to bevel gears.  Discover a horizontal movement with horizontal escapement paired with a central axis of nearly 200 mm in length; this enables L’Epée 1839 to display hours and minutes way off its original position. Displayed separately, like the regulator movement of a watch, two independent dials allow you to read the hour and the minutes away from the movement itself.

Here, the key drilling axis element of a derrick becomes the central axis for the hour and minute hands, displaying all information to the user as though it were a derrick. Going even further with this industrial aspect, the dials themselves have been designed to look like manometers.

A derrick gas burner, located on the top, allows you to adjust overpressure and maintain safe installation; at L’Epée 1839, the Burner becomes the time-set crown, allowing you to adjust the hour in case the power supply runs out; for example, if the owner forgets to wind the mechanism.   With its one-week power reserve, the 1853RV calibre mechanical movement is entirely made at the Delémont factory workshop.

Just as rich mineral resources are extracted from beneath the ground to fuel the need for power, the Gaz Derrick by L’Epée 1839 runs on the energy of its barrel located inside the base, underneath the derrick. Regulators used in the petroleum industry are based on a system of pressure relief valves; here, the same happens but in the form of a time regulator with its actuator gear train and escapement. A signature feature for the brand, the mechanism is visible through potholes, enabling those who like beauty and mechanical structures to appreciate the workmanship.

Gaz Derrick features two hands equipped with Superluminova so that you can read the time regardless of the lighting.

The most impressive element of this kinetic sculpture is without any doubts the derrick. It measures more than 14.3 centimetres – this is a far cry from standard watch-making dimensions – and both the gold and palladium versions boast of perfect finishes. Essential for drilling, it is the key element here as well. The derrick supports the axis which sends power and information from the clock mechanism to the hour and minute hands.

Inside the derrick, the perfectly executed drill strings are used to hoist rock fragments and gas. Gaz Derrick also incorporates this drill string; it has been turned into the central axis for the timer, which allows you to set the hour and minute indicators.

Lower down, on the ground level, you will find a few typical elements that bring to mind a particular world while at the same time remaining true to the design.

The inquisitive spirits and questioning minds who wish to have a deeper understanding of the realisation will wonder where the winding-key hole is. In fact, there is none… Remember we are in a special environment; no holes can be made. So, the control valve, on the right side of the base field, is in fact the key for winding the movement.

Each week, all you have to do is to open the valve so that enough power is supplied to the clock, just as a petroleum operation manager will feed the gas derrick with gaz. By making between 5 and 7 complete rotations, the watch will be run for the next 7 days.

Technical details
Model: GAZ DERRICK

Reference
76.6007/002 – Gold-plated
76.6007/102 – Palladium-plated

Limited editions: 50 items per colour
Dimensions: 17.8 x 10 x 23.3 cm
Weight: 3.2 kg
Total of 281 components

Functions
Hour and minute display: two independent, white bright black pad-printed dials placed one on top of the other with hour indicator on the upper dial and minutes on the lower dial.  Time displayed by means of polished hands (gold- or palladium-plated depending on version) with Luminova (SLN Green to make up for lack of power).

L’epee 1839 Movement
Horizontal L’Epée 1839 movement designed and created in-house.
1853RV calibre – horizontal escapement
Frequency: 18’000 A/h / 2.5 Hz
Unique barrel
Power reserve: 7-day
Number of components: 147
Number of jewels: 11
Incabloc protection system
Gold- or palladium-plated brass mechanism
Hand-wind movement via solitary valve
Time adjust via crown above derrick
Materials: Stainless steel and brass
Included finishes: polished, sandblast, satin-finishing

Structure and Decorations
Number of components: 134 completely hand-finished components (movement not included).
– The Derrick: Fine industrial-style structure protecting the hour and minute referral mechanism.
– The Valve: Used for clock winding
– Motors: decorative, entirely hand-polished
– Pipeline: made from folded and plated brass rods
– Pump: Decorative, made from hand polished and satin-finished brass

Casing
Black aluminium base with exposed horizontal escapement on top and cylinder visible through two transparent circles
Mineral glass without prop

Vanitas – L’EPEE 1839 by Fiona Krüger

The horological creation Vanitas is born out of a partnership between Fiona Krüger and L’Epée 1839, Switzerland’s specialised high-end clock manufacturer, founded in 1839.

The Skull is the ultimate symbol of life, death and human experience – as such it has played a key role in both Horological History and Art History. Through Fiona Krüger’s artistic approach to Haute Horlogerie and L’Epée’s know-how, the Skull has been re-interpreted into a mechanical Vanitas painting for the 21st Century.

A Vanitas is a still life artwork which includes various symbolic objects to remind the viewer of the transience of life. This was an important and popular genre of painting in the 1600’s and includes symbols like skulls and extinguished candles.

Engineered and crafted by L’Epée 1839, the Vanitas clock reminds you to celebrate life. The hours and minutes are shown by the clock’s hands, and a power reserve indicator is integrated into the mouth of the skull. As Vanitas loses power it starts to yawn, indicating it needs to be wound up. Though with a 35-day power-reserve, this monthly ritual will give you a moment to stop and take stock of the time you have.

Fiona’s Fine Art and Design training, combined with her international upbringing are apparent in the design of this mechanical symbol. Having spent part of her childhood in Mexico City her vivid memories of the Dia de los Muertos festival have influenced her own skull collection and this latest collaboration with L’Epée. This mechanical Vanitas is rich in symbolism but also in humour.

The bridges of the clock are intricately detailed, designed to build up into a pattern which ultimately forms this ornate skull.

Creativity is at the heart of both L’Epée 1839 and Fiona Krüger Timepieces. The challenge was really to create this modern day Vanitas with a humorous twist. The new “yawning” power reserve indicator required a whole new development and re-engineering of the clock movement. It is a marriage between fantasy and purpose, which is at the core of the collaboration.

The ideas of life, time and mortality are synonymous and even more relevant in mechanical clock-making today than they have ever been. The unique design of the Skull imitating yawning as the power reserve depletes, joined with the ability to bring the clock to life as its wound up, reflects the history of clock making where fantasy, creativity and purpose were all incorporated in equal measure to create designs which made people dream.

When picturing a clock in your mind, everyone has a similar idea – round, 12 hours, two hands. Vanitas defies convention – the clock is itself a Skull, with mechanical eyes, a moving mouth and a distinctive case shape which frames the skull-shaped movement inside. The multi-layered bridges each have a specifically chosen finishing and décor, bringing depth to this sculptural skull. The hands bring a sense of familiarity to this innovative design which defies convention and brings together the worlds of Fine Art and Haute Horlogerie.

Next to all known contemporary Wall clocks, Vanitas stands out like a bold brush stroke on a blank canvas. This new co-creation features a frontal escapement, 2 barrel arbors as “pupils”, all designed to sculpt the mechanical skull’s face. Vanitas indicates the time by way of two hands which are centrally mounted on the nose.

These hand-polished hands indicate the hours and minutes, hiding and revealing the skull’s eyes as if it was playing hide-and-seek. Power reserve indicator: an indicator framed by two rows of teeth opens up as time passes, providing an intuitive view of remaining energy. When the mouth is completely opened (18.5mm apart from each other) the clock looks like it is “yawning” as a warning to its owner that it will go to sleep if some energy is not provided.

Vanitas is a luxury one-of-a-kind wall clock, featuring essentially the same mechanisms as a wristwatch, only larger: gear train, mainspring barrels (well, five in series), balance wheel, escape wheel and anchor. L’Epée’s regulator also features an Incabloc shock protection system, something generally only seen in wristwatches, which minimises the risk of damage when the clock is being transported.

Larger components, however, make finely finishing the movement much more challenging than finishing a wristwatch, because of the bigger surface areas.

Form follows function is a principle associated with modernist architecture and industrial design in the 20th century. The principle is that the shape of a building or object should be primarily based upon its intended function or purpose.

When it is reinterpreted by L’Epée 1839, the movement and the shape of the clock become one. The clock is no longer made of a movement and a housing which gives the shape of the clock. The movement itself defines the shape of the clock and the design cannot be recognized without the movement. The eyes are the barrels (two of them), the mouth is the power reserve, the philtra is the differential allowing the teeth to open up.

Vanitas is limited to 50 pieces per configuration and is now available in ‘dark’ and colourful editions.

Technical details

Display
Hours and minutes
Power reserve indicator

Main structure
Height 306 mm
Width 220 mm
Thickness 86 mm
Clock Weight: Approx. 5 kg. with 2.2 kg just for the movement
‘Dark’ version: Mat Housing in Black Anodized Aluminum with mineral glass
Colored Version: Mat Housing in Black Anodized Aluminum with mineral glass

Movement
L’Epée in-house designed and manufactured movement
Balance frequency 18,000 vph / 2.5Hz
Barrels 5 in series
Power reserve 35 days
Jewels 11
Incabloc shock protection system
Manual-winding Double-ended key to set time and wind movement on the skull face

‘Dark’ version
Mechanism in palladium-coated brass
Movement Main plates in black PVD coated brass
Multi-layered screen printed white decoration (gloss ink).

Colored Version
Mechanism in palladium-coated brass
Movement Main plate in brass black PVD coating
Multi-coloured screen-printed pattern (gloss ink). Each colour used in the design of the clock was specially selected as it represents a specific meaning pertaining to the Dia de Los Muertos celebration: Blue = Trust, White = Purity, Orange = Sun, Yellow = Death, Pink = Celebration, Red = Life and Purple = Grief and Black = Mortality (hence the black PVD coating)

MB&F Octopod by L’Epée 1839

The unusual partnership between contemporary mechanical luxury watchmaking lab MB&F and Switzerland’s premier clock maker, L’Epée 1839 now gives birth to an eight legged horology sculpture that in fact is an eight day mechanical clock inspired by cephalopods, marine chronometers and The Abyss.

Octopod stands on its eight articulated legs. Each leg can be individually adjusted to varying heights, enabling Octopod to rest securely on the most uneven of surfaces, just like a real octopus. However, the real horological magic and mystery take place in Octopod’s completely transparent spherical ‘head’.

The first thing to notice is that Octopod’s transparent sphere is gimballed in a similar way to how traditional ship chronometers were gimballed – although on one axis rather than two – so that they remained flat despite the pitching and rolling of the ship. In Octopod’s case, the gimbal ensures that no matter what angle or height it sits, it is easy to rotate the bubble so that the time display inside is at the ideal plane for maximum legibility.

The second thing the attentive eye will notice is that Octopod’s pulsating escapement, which regulates the clock’s precision, is located on its minute hand rather than the more usual (and mechanically simpler) position attached to stationary movement plates. While not technically a tourbillon according to Abraham-Louis Breguet’s original patent, with its movement vertical, the 60-minute rotation of Octopod’s regulator on the minute hand is closer to the primary aim of Breguet’s invention. His intention was to rotate the escapement of a pocket watch sitting vertically in a fob pocket to average out positional errors, while wristwatch tourbillons are continually moving through all positions without requiring 360° rotations.

And thirdly there’s the mystery of how Octopod’s clockwork is suspended inside its crystalline sphere, so that it appears to be floating in space (or water). The baseplate of the movement is a transparent glass plate that has been treated with a film of anti-reflective coating on both sides so that it is virtually invisible. Like an octopus concealing parts of itself with camouflage, Octopod conceals parts of itself with visual tricks of its own.

Octopod’s eight-day movement is an entirely new development by L’Epée 1839, with both the glass baseplate and counterbalanced regulator posing particular challenges.

Along with its octopus and marine chronometer connections to the sea, Octopod also brings to mind the then futuristic glass bathysphere of James Cameron’s 1989 film, The Abyss. Octopod is available in 3 limited editions of 50 pieces each in black PVD, blue PVD, and palladium (silver).

Technical details
Indications and complications
Hours, minutes and finely counter-balanced regulator mounted on minute hand

Body
Dimensions: 28 cm long x 28 cm high (standing), 45 cm long x 22 cm high (crouching)
Weight: 4.2 kg
Frame: Stainless steel, nickel and palladium plated brass
Components (body, legs and sphere): 309

Legs
8 legs each composed of 31 pieces
Articulation released by a button in each leg, can be locked in two positions (standing or extended)

Sphere
360° rotation in both vertical and horizontal planes with 3 sand-blasted and satin-finished brass rings
Two Polycarbonate hemispheres joined by a satin-finished three-piece band

Movement
L’Epée in-house designed and manufactured
Baseplate in transparent mineral glass, anti-reflective coating both sides
Balance frequency: 2.5 Hz / 18,000 bph
Power reserve: 8 days from single barrel
Components movement: 159
Jewels: 19
Incabloc shock protection system protected by mineral glass
Materials: palladium-plated brass, stainless steel and nickel-plated brass
Manual-winding: the double-depth square socket key sets time and winds movement

The Moscow Comptus Easter Clock by Konstantin Chaykin

Konstantin Chaykin, is the first and only Russian member of the Académie Horlogère des Créateurs Indépendants, as well as chief inventor and founder of Russia’s best known clock and watch manufacture, the Konstantin Chaykin Manufacture, which creates the only luxury class clocks and watches in Russia. Konstantin has always been fascinated by the mystical nature of time, which he continues to explore in his many watches and clocks dedicated to religious themes and calendars. These timepieces have earned him a unique position in the world of Haute Horlogerie, where Konstantin is the only master to create such complicated and original works. In 2017, Konstantin Chaykin and the Manufacture present their latest masterpiece, a new clock named The Muscovite Comptus Clock.

Konstantin Chaykin has already created clocks with Muslim lunar calendar complications based on the Hijra, as well as clocks with Hebrew calendar complications and hands that rotate anti-clockwise. In these creations Konstantin’s technical innovations were matched by appropriate decorations based on Muslim architecture and the Hebrew Kabbalah.

Having completed a clockwork trip through Mecca and the Torah, Konstantin has turned to Russian Orthodoxy, a topic that is dear to Russians. Konstantin has already celebrated the main Orthodox Christian holiday of Easter in his clock The Northern Comptus Clock in 2015. In The Northern Comptus Clock an amazing complication nestles under a model of the St. Isaac’s Cathedral and precisely and invisibly calculates the ever-changing dates of Eastern Orthodox Easter. This masterpiece of clockwork and decorative arts not only recreated the eternal beauty of St. Isaac’s Cathedral, but also successfully contends with century-old Swiss astronomical timepieces. The Northern Comptus Clock had the most complicated movement ever created in Russia, including a Star Map, and eternal calendar, a lunar phase indicator, an equation of time indicator and a tourbillion.

‘Had’ is the operative word, since in 2016 Konstantin has surpassed himself. Again. In 2016 the baton has passed from St. Petersburg to Moscow. The eternal capital, ancient and current, reminds us of our roots, of ancient Muscovy, of the clash between East and West, of Christianity and paganism. St. Basil’s Cathedral on Red Square is a symbol of all these currents and passions. And, so, the ancient halls of this cathedral have become the model for Konstantin’s latest masterpiece – The Muscovite Comptus Clock.

St Basil’s Cathedral, located on one side of Red Square by the Kremlin walls is an iconic symbol of Moscow, yet there are still unsolved secrets and mysterious legends about this incredible landmark. You might think that this most famous historical edifice has been studied to the last brick. Nevertheless, historians are still in the dark about who built St. Basil’s, who and why designed the fanciful cupolas and even who exactly was St. Basil. Such a legendary past gives rise to many different interpretations of the sacred symbols embedded in its walls. And there are many reasons for these ideas: many strange events occurred under the roof and around this unique church, for instance three famous dictators, Ivan the Terrible, Napoleon and Stalin, all had their own plans for it and everything turned out differently.

St. Basil’s was built to commemorate the Muscovite victory over the Kazan Mongols in the mid 1500’s. The gorgeous, festive exterior was meant to embody Ivan the Terrible’s vision of the Heavenly Jerusalem as described in the Apocalypse “And I, John, saw the Holy City, the New Jerusalem, coming down from God out of Heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband” (Rev. 21:2).

In his latest masterpiece, The Muscovy Comptus Clock, Konstantin Chaykin strove to embody his own dreams about a perfect clock, just like Ivan the Terrible in his day. And this clock, a miniature version of St. Basil’s can be compared with the Heavenly City of Jerusalem, both in beauty and in execution.

The detailed work on the case of The Muscovy Comptus Clock took several months of intensive labor. The case, carved into the thinnest sheets of various precious and semi-precious minerals and stones, is affixed on a skeleton made of duralumin. This tricky technique means that only a few components were created per day, and each component underwent 6-7 finishing processes whereby each surface was minutely polished. It is almost impossible to fathom that the case of The Muscovy Comptus Clock consists of over 2,500 components carved of stone.

St. Basil’s stern red brick facades embody as insurmountable fort-like walls that protect towers with gold crosses and battlements just like the Heavenly Jerusalem. Konstantin used jasper to imitate the red brick walls and white marble to copy the white stone details of the first St. Basil’s facade.

St. Basil’s unique colorful and fanciful decorations utilized almost every single design element available to ancient Russian architects: both individual and running chains of never ending corbel arches, machicoulis, arched belts, pointed, openwork cornices, columns, rosettes, glazed tilework, and naturally carved stars, crosses, geometric forms and floral ornaments. Konstantin Chaykin and his team used multiple modern miniaturist techniques to re-create all of these decorative elements.

The decorations on The Muscovy Comptus Clock are incredibly precise and detailed. The miniature patterns on the base and the towers are assembled from hundreds of tiny pieces of stone, carved and polished to perfection and then assembled into mosaics using a special technique to affix each and every piece to the skeleton of the case.

The case of The Muscovy Comptus Clock is topped with nine towers, eight of which are carved and polished by hand. Konstantin chose the most beautiful stones to reflect the colors of the original St. Basil’s: yellow and green marble, jasper, nephritis, cacholong, coral and lapis lazuli.

The Muscovy Comptus Clock starts out just like The Northern Comptus Clock, with an indicator of the dates of Eastern Orthodox Easter both in the Julian and the Gregorian calendars, a lunar phase indicator and a power reserve indicator on the face.

On the reverse side of The Muscovy Comptus Clock you can see a one-minute tourbillon, an equation of time indicator and a Star Map of the Moscow sky.

In this latest clock, Konstantin goes further yet, and adds additional faces on the sides of the case, as well.

Konstantin Chaykin uses the extra faces on The Muscovy Comptus Clock to add more indicators. For instance, there is an indicator of lunar movement relative to the sun.

This indicator consists of models of the Earth, the Moon and the Sun, which reflect their relative positions at all times, as well as the light and dark sides of both the Earth and the Moon.

This indicator also shows world time on the model of the Earth by placing cities around the world in their correct time zones on the miniature Earth.

The fourth face of The Muscovy Comptus Clock depicts the analemma and the current position of the Sun on its trajectory at any given point in time.

There are four small dials with hands in the corners of this face which indicate respectively the length of day, the length of night, the time of sunrise and the time of sunset in Moscow.

And finally, this clock contains a special complication whereby the clock informs the owner of when it needs to be wound with a special audible signal.

Two cities, two cathedrals and two clocks. Konstantin Chaykin invites everyone to turn yet another page over in Russian History with his unique new timepiece, The Muscovy Comptus Clock.

Technical Specifications

Movement

T03-1
Size: HxWxD –  175X164X160 mm
Materials: brass, steel, duralumin, bronze, gold, lapis lazuli, hard alloy, sapphire, diamonds
Jewels: 13
Number of bearings: 102
Escapement: anchor
Power Reserve: 10 days
Accuracy: +/- 20 seconds per day

Face
Size: 158.128 mm
Materials and techniques: brass, steel, lapis lazuli, sapphire glass , sandstone, mother of pearl, ofiokaltsit, rhodonite, diamonds, fianit, beryl (heliodor, nickeling, gilding, guilloche, circular grinding, polishing, laser engraving, stamping, enameling, mosaics.

Hands
Materials: steel, gold, diamonds and blued steel
Number of components: 2506

Case
Size: HxWxD – 440x290x320 mm
Materials: brass, steel, duralumin, silver, mineral glass, malachite, marble, lapis lazuli, jade, cacholong, coral, jasper.
Finishing and Decorative Techniques: nickeling, gilding, patination, stone carving, Russian mosaics.

Functions
Hour Hand
Minute Hand
Second Hand
One-minute Tourbillon

Eternal Calendar Complication:
• Days of the week indicator
• Date Indicator
• Month Indicator
• Year Indicator
• Leap Year Indicator
Annual Indication of Eastern Orthodox Easter by the Gregorian and Julian Calendars

Power Reserve Indication:
• Hand to indicate power reserve
• Critical power reserve Indicator
• Single tone critical power reserve signal

Astronomical Indicators:
– Lunar Phase Indicator
– Star Map for Moscow
– Sidereal Time Indicator
– Equation of Time Indicator
– Time of Year Indicator
– Analemma Indicator
– Sun’s declination
– Sunrise in Moscow
– Sunset in Moscow
– Length of the day in Moscow
– Length of the night in Moscow
– Indicator of the Lunar Cycle relative to the Solar Cycle
World Clock

Patents
# 2353978 – Calendar complication and method for tracking the dates of Eastern Orthodox Easter
# 2306618 Calendar complication for tracking the dates of Eastern Orthodox Easter and related Feast Days.
# 2557345 – Clock with a mechanical complication for reflecting lunar cycles relative to solar cycles.
# 2526554 – An indicator of the power reserve of a clock movement, and clocks with indicators of power reserve.
# 2408043 – A method and calendar complication of reflecting the differences between the true position of the Sun relative to the mean Sun position, as well as the vernal and autumnal equinoxes and the, summer and winter solstices on the analemma.

The Gold Sun Clock by Baccarat & L’EPEE 1839

The Sun clock, an impressive wall clock designed in 1948 by Georges Chevalier for Baccarat, re-issued in 2014 for the legendary manufacture 250th anniversary is seeing the light again today with its beams painted in 20K gold and with a L’Epée 1839 movement.

A solid crystal sunburst, whose sixteen pointed beams provide eye-catching effects of majesty and beauty, was inspired by the symbol of the Sun king, Louis XIV, and used on the gates of his palace at Versailles.

The dimensions of the clock are impressive: one meter of diameter (38 inches) and around 40 kgs (90 lbs) in weight. The highly visible, superlatively finished in-house movement boasts a power reserve of 25 days. Hours and minutes are indicated on the central skeleton movement by hand-manufactured and polished hands. Behind that, a full rotating gear wheels train allows the clock to keep track of time.

The regulator, which is deliberately placed on top for all to admire, and, as a king, to dominate everything, controls the precision of time. Every component (except for the 25 jewels) of the superlatively finished palladium-treated brass movement and housing is designed and manufactured at L’Epée’s Swiss atelier. The gears and mainspring barrels are on full display thanks to a skeletonised main plate.

In its original version, the clock was displayed in the window of Baccarat first boutique in New York where it caught the eye of Arthur Miller who chose it to decorate the Manhattan apartment he shared with his wife, Marilyn Monroe.

The Sun clock is an ultra-exclusive clock, featuring essentially the same mechanisms as a wristwatch, only larger: gear train, mainspring barrel (three in series), balance wheel, escape wheel and anchor. L’Epée’s regulator also features an Incabloc shock protection system, something generally only seen in wristwatches, which minimises the risk of damage when the clock is being transported. Limited and numbered edition of 50 pieces.

Technical Specifications

Display
Hours and minutes: Hand-made and hand-polished hands

Main structure
Diameter: approx. 1 meter diameter
Thickness: 7.5 cm

The sixteen crystal pointed beams are cut by the The Best French Craftsmen, “Meilleurs Ouvriers de France”. Recognized worldwide, the title is awarded to an elite of artisans capable of shaping exceptional works of art.

Baccarat handmade crystal trimmed with 20-carat gold (800/1000e) on the back of each of the sixteen beams. The gold plate is hand-applied by one of Baccarat’s most talented and experienced “doreuse”.

Movement
L’Epée 1839 in-house designed and manufactured movement
Balance frequency: 18,000 vph / 2.5Hz
Barrels: 3 in series
Power reserve: 25 days
Jewels: 25
Incabloc shock protection system

Mechanism and main plate in palladium-treated brass
Polished palladium-plated brass dial

Manual-winding: Double-ended key to set time and wind movement from the front.

Movement is protected by a mineral glass door.

BACCARAT

Baccarat is the oldest and greatest crystal manufacture in the world. Created in 1764 by permission of King Louis XV to this day it keeps its entire production in the same village in Lorraine where it first started. For over 250 years it has been the symbol of superb craftsmanship and of French “art de vivre”. The refined precision, the timeless elegance of its production, the continuous service to the royal houses and to the greats of the world have given Baccarat the status of a legend in its own right.

In addition to seducing the celebrities of the world, Baccarat’s designs immortalise the excellence of its savoir faire. This know-how is at the forefront of progress, handed down over the centuries by elite craftsmen and the ultimate emblem of an incomparable heritage. Ranging from iconic lighting to unique tableware and decorative objects, fine jewellery and tailor-made flacons, the brand’s products and tradition of excellence are recognised around the globe.

Georges Chevalier (1894 -1987)

A graduate of the École Nationale des Arts Décoratifs, in Paris, Georges Chevalier began working with Baccarat in 1916 ending his career there in the early ‘70s. His designs earned Baccarat a place at the forefront of the history of the decorative arts.
Georges Chevalier ensured that the Baccarat name would forever be associated with modernity and beyond thanks to his stylistic vocabulary and clean shapes and proportions. He used his remarkable artistry to create an animated vision of Baccarat, whose spirit he grasped instantly and instinctively.

His close collaboration with the craftsmen enabled him to overcome any technical constraints, he grasped the full complexity of crystal. He mastered the creation of both form and decoration and focused on setting up a constructive dialogue between artist and craftsmen. Geoges Chevalier delved eagerly into the archives of the manufactory to reinterpret the Maison heritage and codes and invent new designs drawing on the expertise of the master glassmakers, glass blowers, cutters and engravers.

L’Epée 1839 Qatar Clock by Eduard Indermaur

The L’Epée 1839 Qatar Clock was unveiled at the Doha Watches and Jewellery Show 2017.

The Qatar Collection is as unique as the country itself. Qatar clock sits among the clocks designed to stay timeless. It has its own personality and yet L’Epée clocks all have in common the quest of being among the best. It has its own Tourbillon escapement set on top of the movement. The regulator controls the full gear chain and delivers the exact quantity of energy to the gear train below, allowing it to keep track of time. The Tourbillon escapement is a high precision regulator, one of the most complicated function usually only available on the most exclusive wristwatch.

The Qatar clock is the clock of the powerful. Besides being a L’Epée 1839 clock which is known as the clock of the influential and powerful, the clock itself is set as Royal court. Its regulator, which has deliberately been placed on top for all to admire, controls, as a king, the powers of all … and so, controls the precision of the clock’s time.

The Qatar By Eduard Indermaur (Ref. 61.6850/021) is an exclusive solid brass clock in an extremely luxurious unique edition. The clock is hand-made in L’Epée’s manufacture and decorated by the Swiss artist glass-maker Eduard Indermaur.

The deep-stained glass panels are signed and numbered by the artist. The Scenery call “Summer” is in fact a reinterpretation of the desert Oasis. Red, white and green are the most noticeable colors of the painting. Besides being very poetic, they are also three important symbols in the Islamic culture. The green color, which symbolizes life and nature, is most strongly associated with Islam as it has represented Islam for centuries.

Some believe that green was the Prophet Muhammad’s favorite color, and it is mentioned in a number of verses in the Quran as the color that will be worn by the inhabitants of paradise. White is perhaps the second-most associated color with Islam. The color white, besides often being worn by Muslims attending Friday prayers, symbolizes purity and peace. Although red is often also associated with Islam, it does not have any particular religious significance.

Red references blood in its many meanings. Blood is the life force – the Divine gift given us by the Creator: to generate life, live to produce and create, and finally surrender our life to the One Who gave it.

The movement of this clock is placed in the center of a stained glass environment supported by a fully gold-plated carriage clock style housing.

This timepiece features the same innovative movement with a new Tourbillon for which L’Epée 1839 is well known. The movement bears two important complications, which are also important symbols within the L’Epée 1839 history. The main plates, surrounding the mechanical system of the strike and hour/minute display, represent the Qatar map.

The gold-plated plates reflect the beauty of the strike setting mechanism on the front of the clock, especially the rack, behind the two black lacquered hands, that trigger the entire process until the final gong on the hour and every ½ hour. Up on the clock, the Tourbillon can be admired through a special opening.

The shape of this opening clearly reminds you of the fascinating curves of the Islamic architecture, and more accurately the cupolas surmounting the domed mosques. Set between the main plates the great waltz of the wheels can be admired. Each component of the movement is machined and superlatively finished during the manufacture in Switzerland.

Considered to be one of the three finest horological complications, the Tourbillon is placed at the very top of the structure in these unique clocks, for all to admire. Its dimensions are such that the beholder is quickly captivated by the majestic waltz of the balance wheel. The design of the bridge supporting the carriage is a new design made especially on demand. Entirely produced in the L’Epée workshops, it is made of gold-plated brass with a flawless finish.

While a wristwatch can only accommodate small gongs, this Qatar Collection strikes every hour and ½ hours on a long black gong visible on the back of the clock, that strives for a rich and convincing sound.

When it is one O’clock, the clock will strike once, at Two, twice, etc, until noon and its twelve gongs. In the afternoon, it will start again with one gong. The initiation of the mechanism is placed on the front of the clock, next to the hour-wheel so the entire strike-process can be admired.

Entirely made and conceived in Switzerland, at the L’Epée manufacture, the full process is mastered to perfectly reflect the beauty of the mechanism.

Technical Specifications

Display
Hours and Minutes: black skeleton hands on the center of the clock
Front plate: Strike system with gong and mechanically activated every 30 minutes.

Functions
Hours and Minutes
Tourbillon
Strike: Hours and half

Main structure
Ref. 61.6850/021
Brass and Glass
Dimensions: 173 x 255 x 153 mm

Movement
L’EPÉE in-house designed and manufactured movement – Caliber 1880 T.
Balance frequency: 18,000 vph / 2.5Hz
Power reserve: 8 days
Jewels: 14
Incabloc shock protection system
Manual-winding: Double-ended key to set time and wind movement
Materials and finishing: Massive gold-plated Brass
Time setting: On the back of the clock with a unique gold-plated L’Epée key
The two main plates supporting the entire in-house movement are in the shape of Qatar.

L’Epée 1839 Requiem by Kostas Metaxas

Swiss mechanical clock manufacture L’Epée 1839 unveils Requiem: a table clock with an 8-day movement designed in partnership with Kostas Metaxas. This limited edition takes its inspiration from the shape of a human skull and displays the time in the sockets of the eye.

Requiem is a table clock designed and manufactured by L’Epée 1839, Swiss specialist of high-end kinetic clocks. It measures nearly 19 centimeters (7.4 inches) high and weighs about 2 kilograms (6 pounds). It is made of cast aluminum which is then perfectly finished off in the Swiss workshops of L’Epée 1839. Two skull finishings are available: a black skull associated with a movement in gold-plated brass, or a silver color version: aluminum skull and palladium-plated movement. The new movement is an internally designed 1853 HMD caliber with an 8-day power reserve. This new movement features two discs that display a “slow” jumping hour and sweeping minutes.

Opting for a timeless artistic genre: Memento Mori, L’Epée 1839 and the designer take on a graphic and technical challenge. Memento Mori, literally translated as “Remember that you are going to die”, reminds Man of the humility he must show in the face of eternity.

Kostas Metaxas has chosen to place a horological mechanism deep in the center of the skull, representative of a brain which is master of its destiny but encapsulated. Symbols of intimate ties uniting life and time. The eyes, on the other hand, are spectators of time passing and quite naturally the hour invites itself in the eye sockets. The reading of the hours and minutes is achieved by two transparent discs placed respectively in the right eye and the left eye.

The protective housing formed by the skull around the movement allows only a few reflections of light to filter through openings: two crossed swords, symbol of the brand, placed on the temples, such as openings on another temporal space, suggest the rhythmic oscillations of the escapement.

The first piece in the new Skull artistic collection, L’Épée 1839 deliberately wanted this emblematic table clock to remain sober, modern and visually delicate.

Requiem is a limited edition of 50 pieces per configuration: black skull and golden movement, or aluminum skull and palladium movement (silver color).

The Movement
Composed of 160 pieces entirely designed, finished and assembled in the workshops of L’Epée 1839 (except the 24 rubies), the movement is available in two finishings: gold or palladium.

The hour and minutes are displayed inside the eyes, thanks to a system of discs on which the time indications are stamped. L’Epée 1839 adds a whole new complication to its 8-day movement: the disc mechanism displays a “slow” jumping hour and sweeping minutes respectively.

In the presence of a conventional jumping hour indication, it is difficult to know whether the jump has already taken place or not. It is therefore possible to misread the time. In order to avoid this, L’Epée 1839 developed a “slow” jumping hour.As a result of this complication, the hour disk remains stationary during the first 55 minutes of an hour; Then, rather than jumping instantly, it starts to slowly turn five minutes before the new hour. This gradual jump is more easily noticed and the reading of the time is made easier.

With an8-day power reserve, Requiem has to be rewound each week, so offering an intimate moment with its symbolic, thanks to a key specifically placed at the base of the skull, as to represent an essential axis in the human being. From the nape of the neck or more precisely from the cervical plexus in Humans, all information, wills and decisions will be sent to the organs and members. Here, it is the energy necessary for the proper functioning of the table clock which is transmitted through this gesture. The unique key also allows you to set the time.

The Skull
Far from the traditional clock, these 2 kilograms of skull can disturb even in all of its sobriety. Two swords were engraved on the sides of the aluminum skull to let in the light and give reflections to the movement. The jaw designed to be very realistic is composed of 24 independent teeth.

Each story, each life, each skeleton is unique, bearing the stigmata of time. To make the timepiece even more realistic, L’Epée 1839 has deliberately left small defects, specifically, individually and harmoniously located on each skull, as a sign of life, leaving you to imagine a story and making each timepiece totally unique.

The skull rests on two pillars, recalling the two trapezius muscles, in the middle of which the key is positioned. The aluminum base ensures the stability of the clock.

Technical details

Requiem is available in two versions:
– Black version: black skull and golden movement
– Silver version: aluminum skull and palladium movement
Limited edition: 2 x 50 pieces
Dimensions: 19 cm high x 12 cm wide x 16 cm deep
Weight: 1.9 kg
Total components: 194 pieces

The Skull
Weight: 1.1 kg
Materials: machined cast aluminum
Finishings: black lacquer, or raw aluminum, and colorless protective varnish
Jaws: 12 molars and 12 incisors

The Movement
The hour and minutes are displayed in the eyes of the skull with two stamped discs.
L’Epée 1839 movement developed and manufactured in house
1853 HMD caliber
Single barrel
Power Reserve: 8 days
Number of components: 160 pieces
Rubis: 24
Incabloc Anti-Shock System
Movement dimensions:
Materials: brass and stainless steel
Finishings: gold plated or palladium plated
Manual winding of movement actuated by a specially designed key

The Support
An aluminum column system connects the skull to the base on which the movement is fixed.
The unique key for Requiem’s time setting and manual rewinding interlocks directly between the columns.

Ulysse Nardin SuperCat Concept

The Ulysse Nardin SuperCat concept table clock reflects a new and radical approach to the art of watch-making. A free and futuristic metaphor of a racing catamaran, it highlights the expertise of the Manufacture in an unprecedented manner. Ulysse Nardin has pooled its talents to create the SuperCat Concept, an extraordinary table clock where the movement becomes the giant engine of a futuristic boat. The work of one of the Manufacture’s young watchmakers and loosely inspired by the competition catamaran of Artemis Racing – which Ulysse Nardin is sponsoring for the America’s Cup – the SuperCat Concept combines sailing, sleek design and micromechanics to recreate the magic of a luxury timepiece.

The taut curves and progressive shapes of the SuperCat match the hydrodynamic design of the America’s Cup sailboats, which rank among the fastest in the world. Its profile meets the constraints imposed by the water, wind and speed while retaining a sense of purity, transparency and absoluteness.

On the bow of this futuristic 35 cm-long horological creation, two vertical strips extend beneath the keels to support the SuperCat. These are reminiscent of the foils – the mobile vanes on which the catamarans rely to lift them out the water and drastically increase their speed. At the aft, the sculpture rests on a platform featuring a similar design, but which extends upwards to form the frame of the roof. The hull is fashioned from a technological resin, while the keels are molded from rolled carbon fiber, a material also used for the Artemis Racing catamarans.

Arranged linearly, the movement of the SuperCat directly recalls that of the Freak watches, Ulysse Nardin’s iconic models which see their entire revolutionary movement rotate inside the case to display the time. Developed by Ulysse Nardin and produced in-house, the linear UN-910 movement of the SuperCat Concept features 230 components and beats at a frequency of 18,000 vibrations per hour. It displays two time zones with jumping hours, each one visible on either side of the cockpit. The hours and minutes of each of the time zones are indicated by two cones. The mainplate of the movement extends forward from the stern to form the boat’s deck. Decorated with long grooves, the plate is made from brass that has been given a protective black PVD coating. Meanwhile, the gears revolve above; hand decorated and with a mirror-polished finish, they are held in place by bridges shaped like arrows, which is characteristic of yacht masting.

Unprecedented in its design, the power reserve indicator is revealed on the rear deck. In fact, the remaining energy is not only indicated in days as usual, but in days and hours by means of two counters. The first, small and featuring red indications, displays the days of power reserve, while the hand of the larger counter indicates the additional hours remaining. The motor system, the double time indicator and the power reserve indicator are protected by a cockpit made of transparent technological resin.

Technical details
SuperCat concept table clock

Movement
Caliber UN-910
18’000 v/h
Linear movement
Power-Reserve: 8 days
Winding: Manual-winding

Functions
Jumping hours and minutes in two time zones
Power reserve indicator in days and in hours
Hour setting and winding system using the two propellers

Exterior
Material: Resin and carbon
Dimension: 35 x 7 x 9 cm
Base onto a base featuring a mobile attachment system

Jaeger-LeCoultre Atmos 568 by Marc Newson

Jaeger-LeCoultre and designer Marc Newson have teamed up to create a new and unique interpretation of the iconic Atmos Clock.

It is all lightness, transparency, and simplicity. At first glance, what draws the eye in Marc Newson’s Atmos 568 is its timekeeping mechanism, which appears to float freely in the air, while actually being held in place by the rear part of the movement.

Its very simple dial is optimised for easy legibility. Although light passes right through the clear glass face, it is simple to read thanks to blue transferred Arabic numerals that always face outwards and are underscored by a minute circle. To avoid adding further elements, the marker indicating the month has been designed to form part of the transparent dial. The counterweights are painstakingly designed to melt from sight, while perfectly balancing the hands picked out in a harmonious echo of Marc Newson’s chosen blue. Uniquely for an Atmos, the entire cycle of moon phases is shown – with a white moon and a blue sky – on a very smoothly finished disc embellished with concentric striations.

On the movement’s reverse, the mechanism is visibly held in place at four points, rather than the three on traditional Atmos clocks, to create symmetry. The membrane bridge, redesigned in a cross-shape and with a brushed finish, showcases the membrane’s bellows to great effect. It bears the clock’s name in the chosen shade of blue, along with the designer’s discreet signature in his trademark orange.

Closer inspection reveals a continuous play of light on the movement, which was devised by Manufacture artisans and had some of its components redesigned by Marc Newson. It is worked in a very contemporary-looking matte satin-brushed finish, with a number of shiny areas that are thrown into brilliant relief by the light streaming through the crystal. A brand new design for the balance wheel features grooves with matte tooth surfaces and shiny hollows, so that as it rotates back and forth, it creates a beautiful pattern of remarkable subtlety reflecting the sun’s rays. Another mobile part of the movement, the membrane, is adorned with the same play of contrasting finishes, shiny depths set off by a matte exterior.

Newson chose crystal – loved by the designer for its aesthetic qualities and unique finish – as the material for this globe that resembles a rounded cube. Only a glassworks operating at the cutting edge of crystal manufacturing, like Baccarat, had the necessary technical expertise, and lengthy research was needed to reduce the crystal thickness to a minimum– a mere 13 mm in some places. The crystal cabinet allows light to stream over the clock it encases, while also creating its own subtle play of reflections in a real visual treat. Although not easy to smooth and even, this crystal has a remarkably beautiful finish. The fine contours of the globe, along with its thicker base, have been perfectly crafted by Baccarat artisans to give a fluid and harmonious effect, like a cushion of light.

A thicker base makes the clock very stable and can hold the mobile glass wall that gives access to the movement. The clock is magnified inside its crystal cabinet, a bit like a ship in a bottle.

Technical details
Model: Atmos 568 by Marc Newson
Reference: Q5165107

Movement
Mechanical, virtually perpetual, Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 568, manufactured and assembled by hand
211 parts
Annular balance wheel, oscillation period of 60 seconds

Functions
Hour, minute, month
Perpetual moon-phase indication (1 day’s discrepancy every 3861 years)

Dial
Glass with blue transferred numerals
Hands: two-tone blue hands (indication of time) and brushed stainless steel (counterweight)

Cabinet
Glass monobloc by Australian designer Marc Newson

Officine Panerai Table Clocks (PAM00641 & PAM00651)

Officine Panerai presents two new table clocks incorporating the P.5000 movement, hand-wound with a power reserve of eight days, with the classic dials which have written the history of the brand enclosed in a perfectly transparent mineral glass sphere.

The new Panerai Table Clock has the perfection of a sphere: a sphere of transparent mineral glass, which encloses a dial that has become part of timekeeping history, and a Manufacture mechanical movement with a power reserve of eight days.

The new Panerai Table Clock is available in two versions, identical except for the graphics and structure of the dial. The first (PAM00641) has the sandwich dial with the S.L.C. design, the most mysterious and minimalist of those developed in the history of Panerai, dating back to the end of the 1930s.

Panerai Table Clock (PAM00641) with sandwich dial with the S.L.C. design
PAM00641

It has dot markers at the hours and bar markers at the cardinal points and it was probably originally used on a test sample, for supply to the Italian Navy which did not then follow it up.

The denomination “S.L.C.” refers to the legendary Siluri a Lenta Corsa, the human torpedoes which were ridden by the commandos during their missions equipped with Panerai instruments. The magnifying effect of the sphere also enables the engraving on the black dial to be admired, including the words “8 days” referring to the power reserve of the timepiece.

Panerai Table Clock (PAM00651) with California dial
PAM00651

The sphere of the second Table Clock (PAM00651) encloses a California dial, the first of all the dials in the history of Panerai, which appeared on the first watch supplied to the Navy in 1936.

The name “California” came about some time ago as a result of the particular popularity of this dial design – consisting of Arabic and Roman numerals and alternating markers – in California during the 1980s, and it is very much appreciated by collectors and enthusiasts of the brand because of its historic importance and originality.

The two new versions of the Table Clock create a remarkable triptych together with the first model of this series (PAM00581), which has the most classic and iconic of the three historic Panerai dials: the one with bar markers and numerals at the cardinal points.

Panerai Table Clock (PAM00641) with sandwich dial with the S.L.C. design

The movement of the Table Clock is the Manufacture P.5000 calibre, hand-wound and with a power reserve of eight days; its inspiration is historical in that it is derived from the Angelus movements of some vintage Panerai watches.

A long running time is very useful for a table clock, enabling the winding crown to be left alone for a whole week because of the energy stored in the two spring barrels.

The calibre has a solid, strong construction, with the mechanism almost entirely enclosed between two plates which cover the majority of the wheelwork, leaving only a few details visible, such as the balance wheel and the intermediate wheel, as well as the sophisticated finish.

Panerai Table Clock (PAM00641) with sandwich dial with the S.L.C. design

The large winding crown at 12 o’clock is surrounded by a loop made of AISI 316L stainless steel with a polished finish. Its original design was inspired by the shackle, the connecting link commonly used on sailing yachts to secure ropes or steel cables simply and safely: a subtle, evocative reminder of the world of the sea, with which Officine Panerai preserves its historic link which inspires every new collection.

An elegant round base, made of brushed steel and personalised with the engraved words “Officine Panerai”, enables the sphere (65 mm in diameter) to rest safely on the table.

Technical details

Reference PAM00641

  • Movement: Hand-wound mechanical, P.5000 calibre
  • Functions: Hours, minutes
  • Case: Diameter 65 mm, AISI 316L brushed and polished steel
  • Dial: Black with luminous hour markers

Reference PAM00651

  • Movement: Hand-wound mechanical, P.5000 calibre
  • Functions: Hours, minutes
  • Case: Diameter 65 mm, AISI 316L brushed and polished steel
  • Dial: Black with luminous Arabic and Roman numerals and hour markers

Eberhard & Co. Tazio Nuvolari Desk‐Clock

The deep bond between Eberhard & Co. and the world of classic cars, and in particular the legend of Tazio Nuvolari, has been celebrated with a unique tribute. The Swiss watchmaker has once again taken inspiration from the superlative sporting history of the Mantuan driver, full of incredible anecdotes, unrepeatable performances and unbeatable records.

Just as Tazio Nuvolari loved to put himself to the test, pushing himself beyond his natural limits and experimenting with new driving techniques, Eberhard & Co. has made a brief detour from the road of wristwatches by presenting a Tazio Nuvolari Desk‐Clock.

The new model confirms the distinctly sporting look of the Tazio Nuvolari collection, with a diameter of 10.8 cm delimited by a polished bezel whose surface is treated with palladium. The clock is animated by a very silent quartz movement with striking seconds. The flat mineral glass reveals a black dial featuring a “perlée” area with 12 luminescent Arabic numerals profiled in red. Red is also the color of several other details like the central seconds’ hand, the driver’s signature and the initials “TN” on the white carapace positioned in the central opaque black area. The same color is also used for the stitching on the side of the watch that is covered by black leather. Tazio Nuvolari’s name is engraved on the removable case‐bottom.

Technical details
Model: Tazio Nuvolari Desk‐Clock
Reference: 53009
Movement: quartz with silent striking seconds
Diameter: 10.8 cm
Maximum thickness: 66 mm
Minimum thickness: 27 mm
Case bottom: removable, engraved with Tazio Nuvolari’s name
Bezel: polished, with surface treatment in palladium
Crystal: flat, mineral
Dial: black with a “perlée” area bearing 12 luminescent Arabic numerals with a red outline. Other details in red include the driver’s signature and the initials ‘TN’ on the white carapace in the central opaque black area. The two areas of the dial are separated by a shaped satin circle divided by 12 luminescent rectangular indexes
Hands: Baton‐shaped, with a luminescent insert. Red central second hand
Case side: in black leather, with red stitching