XBreathtakingly beautiful, a tribute to the artistic elegance of truly remarkable timekeeping. Born from the stars, it features some of the most uncommon elements
on earth — and beyond.(Jaeger Lecoultre)
XThe Atmos clock embodies Jaeger-LeCoultre’s mastery of perpetual motion. Perfected in 1928, the revolutionary winding mechanism is powered by the contraction and expansion of a mixture of gases.
Timeless in its elegant aesthetic, the Atmos epitomises the exceptional proficiency of Jaeger-LeCoultre’s craftsmen and women and the brilliance of the Maison’s Atelier des Métiers Rares that has inspired generations of designers.(Jaeger Lecoultre)
XThanks to a revolutionary mechanism invented by Jean-Léon Reutter in 1928 and brought to market by Jaeger-LeCoultre in the 1930s, the Atmos clock lives on air. Its superb design has been reinvented and recrafted since its creation, elevating it to the rank of icon Nicknamed the "President’s Clock," the Atmos was the official gift of the Swiss Confederation.(Jaeger Lecoultre)
XThe supercomplicated astronomical table clock “Moscow Computus Clock”, created by Konstantin Chaykin, is the most complex clock ever created in Russia. The incredibly complicated clock movement is made up of 2506 parts, which set in motion numerous indicators, requiring the placement of four dials.(Chaykin)
XThe fundamental complication of the “Moscow Computus Clock” is the Orthodox Easter date indicator, one of Konstantin Chaykin’s most complex inventions. As well as this indicator, a further 26 complications and functions are implemented in the clock – in the history of Russian clockmaking there is no other clock that is comparable in complexity to the “Moscow Computus Clock”.(Chaykin)
XThis UFO is real. But it is not simply a timekeeper, or an unusual object. It is a work of art. A piece of design; something architectural; a wave made mechanical; a brand-new odyssey into unchartered horological waters.(Ulysse Nardin)
XTo celebrate its 175th anniversary, Ulysse Nardin takes clockmaking into the realms of imagination by reinventing the chronometer. This UFO might be a table or desk clock, but it is so many other things besides.
It’s a swinging mechanical depiction of the movement of the waves. It is a triple-timed zone amalgam of the past, present and future. Once again, Ulysse Nardin has launched something completely unexpected.(Ulysse Nardin)
XThis exceptional timepiece was sold for 9.5 million Swiss francs on November 6, 2021. Patek Philippe is proud and delighted that this amount is being remitted to the Monaco Association against Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy as a contribution to the development of therapies against degenerative neuromuscular disorders.(Patek Philippe)
XThe ref. 27001M-001 is inspired by a desk clock delivered to James Ward Packard in 1923 and now safeguarded in the Patek Philippe Museum. The designers gave it an innovative touch, endowing it with a very practical control panel beneath a hinged cover. The case in 925 silver carries veneers of precious American walnut in reference to Packard’s homeland and is decorated with traditional screen-printed gold fillets.(Patek Philippe)
XThe ref. 27001M-001 is equipped with the new rectangular manual caliber 86-135 PEND IRM Q SE, featuring a perpetual calendar, moon phases, week-number display and power-reserve indication (31 days).
Composed of 919 parts, it is the result of seven years of development work accompanied by nine patent applications. It is adjusted to a precision rate of -1/+1 second per day, meeting the extremely rigorous requirements of the Patek Philippe Seal.(Patek Philippe)
X“All eyes on ORB” - L'Epée 1839 x MB & F. A clean designed sphere, revealing an hour-striking mechanism; the first chiming function to be released within our creative art line. The Orb is protected by 4 Elytra inspired from beetle insects, which can be opened not only to show the inside of the movement, but also to display this kinetic sculpture in multiple ways, like a polymorphic object.(L'Epée)
XThe word orb comes from the Latin orbis, meaning “circle” or “disk”. The word is also the basis of the word “orbit”, a word that has stayed in the modern-day vernacular even if orbits are now known to be elliptical and not at all round.(L'Epée)
XDesigned by German designer Maximilian Maertens and developed by L’Epée 1839, Orb’s minimalistic structure is composed of four elytra that not only open up, but can also swivel like a transformer to display the Orb in a variety of different positions. The shiny-white version is reminiscent of the first iPods with their lustrous curved cases, a surface that is particularly pleasing to the eye and the touch.(L'Epée)
XDuring the manufacturing, nothing about this atypical project was easy, L’Epée faced two major challenges. The first was making the sphere in four pieces so that they could be totally transformable, durable, and also form a perfect sphere when closed. The second significant challenge was developing the striking system. Usually, with a bell-chiming mechanism, gravity is needed to strike the bell.(L'Epée)
XSix years after the launch of the Starfleet Machine, the first clock co-created by MB & F and L'Epée 1839, a new expedition is underway. The space station returns in 2020, in a scaled down version and enhanced with bright colours, accompanied by a fleet of three small spacecraft exploring the universe; it rightfully bears the name of Starfleet Explorer.(L'Epée)
XCrafted by L’Epée 1839, the Starfleet Explorer is an intergalactic spaceship-cum-table clock. More compact but equally effective, Starfleet Explorer is now equipped with three little spaceships circling around the heart of the mechanism at a rate of one full rotation every five minutes, like they were exploring universe, giving at the same time the inspiration to Starfleet Explorer’s name.(L'Epée)
XNot only does it display the hours and minutes, it also features an animation in which three spacecrafts perform a five-minute orbit of the station. The highly visible, superlatively finished in-house movement boasts an exceptional eight-day power reserve. The mechanism can be manually wound using a double-ended key serving to wind the movement as well as to set the time.(L'Epée)
XFor the Performance Art collection, Thompson has reinterpreted Starfleet Machine, MB & F’s first table clock, which was created with L’Epée 1839. While it may look like a model spaceship, Starfleet Machine Black Badger is actually a high precision clock with a 40-day power reserve that was created by L’Epée 1839 from a design by MB & F.(L'Epée)
XBlack Badger lume and the composition and energy of light. While most watch enthusiasts are likely to be familiar with lume in the form of Super-LumiNova-enhanced hands and markers, that substance is quite different to the luminous material exclusive to Black Badger. While Super-LumiNova is a liquid that is applied to surfaces and dries,Black Badger's lume comes in solid blocks that are milled by hand or machine into the desired shape.(L'Epée)
X"White" light, which includes sunlight, is actually composed of red, green, and blue wavelengths of light. There are also other wavelengths of light outside our visible range, including infrared, a red that is just beyond visible, and ultraviolet, which is a blue that is just beyond visible. These different colours or frequencies of light contain varying levels of energy, with red/infrared at the lower end of the energy scale and blue/ultraviolet at the upper end.(L'Epée)
XWhen charging luminous material from white light, most of the energy comes from the more energetic ultraviolet end of the spectrum. But as ultraviolet is only a small fraction of white light source emitted by most torches and sunlight, only a small fraction of the power of the light source will actually charge the lume.
An ultraviolet light, on the other hand, will charge lume much more quickly because it is all high-energy light, so more energy is absorbed by the lume more quickly.(L'Epée)
XThis clock is characterized by the filigree shape of the Eleta Chronometer escapement, reminiscent of a seahorse. It displays the time via two retrograde indicators.
The left one shows the minutes, the right one the hours. Two sand blasted moons on transparent glass above a slice of blue glass indicate the moon phase (to be corrected after 128 years).(Miki Eleta)
XBehind the pendulum rod, a round golden disc with three hands refers to three areas of our existence: the space that we can perceive with our senses, the area of our knowledge and belief, and the unknown.(Miki Eleta)
XThe clock has a power reserve of 7 days. The lenght of the pendulum is 60 cm. All rotatable parts of the clock have ball bearings. All parts are handcrafted by Miki Eleta. They are made of gold or chrome plated brass or steel. Individual elements are provided with lapis lazuli stones.(Miki Eleta)
XThe clock features the following displays: a retrograde minute display on the right with a blue background. The hour is shown on the left on a rotating, skeletonized dial. The small sun and moon symbols indicate the day and night hours. The days of the week with their planetary symbols (sun, moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus and Saturn) are indicated on the smallest skeletonized disc on the right above the center. The time of day can also be read here as the days of the week shift in quarter steps.(Miki Eleta)
XThe walking figure, a symbol of modern man, is always in motion and yet does not come from the spot. It has researched and measured time and space, and yet it remains small in view of infinity. About every 20 seconds, the figure lifts its left arm and lowers its head to read the time. The figure is a mechanical machine with an own drive.
In front of the figure, a symbol rotates on a windscreen axis, formed by an X and a S.
X stands for Chronos (Greek for time). The letter S forms an 8 due to the rapid rotation, symbol for infinity.(Miki Eleta)
XThe large skeletonized disk rotates 1/365 per day. The silver hand on the left above the hour disc indicates the date, the constellations and the change of the zodiac signs. In the inner circle, agricultural activities are shown through the course of the year.
The three-dimensional representation of the moon phase on the left behind the large disc must be corrected every 128 years.(Miki Eleta)