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L’Epée 1839 dances with death
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L’Epée 1839 dances with death

Friday, 18 October 2019
By The FHH Journal editors
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Ahead of El Día de los Muertos, L’Epée 1839 resurrects its Requiem skull clock, this time in a Black & Palladium version.

Ritual professed in many different cultures and religions, the “Day of the Dead” will be taking place, as with every year, on November the 2nd, in Mexico. On the occasion of one particular event – SIAR (Salon Alta Relojeria at Mexico City) – which has just passed, L’Epée 1839 has decided to celebrate this rite with its Requiem proposed with black skull, palladium jaw and time display.

Requiem Palladium © L’Epée 1839
Requiem Palladium © L’Epée 1839

Requiem has preserved its fearsomely sober and elegant estheticism and same technical skills: power reserve of 8 days, rearmament of the base of the skull and a hours display via a “slow” jumping disc and sweeping minutes. A few side openings were especially conceived and design as such as pirate’s scarifications, in order to allow only a few reflections of light to filter, beautifying the mechanical movement and its hourly vision through the orbits. The symbolism of the eye being artistically considered as a representation of the flying time, the numbers have been wisely positioned on two discs appearing into the eye. Mechanical watchmaking is for its part located at the heart of the skull, such a brain being master of its own destiny.

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