Table clock ‘Requiem’: made by L’Epée 1839 and designed by Kostas Metaxas
The table clock Requiem with an 8-day movement created by L’Epée 1839 and designed Kostas Metaxas is a piece of true art that tells the time and reminds mankind of Memento Mori. But first lets celebrate life with this artistic creation and everyday eye-catcher.
The stunning sculptured skull not only tells the time but also wants to remind you of the long lasting credo of Memento Mori which literally translates as “remember that you are going to die”. It reminds man of the humility he must show in the face of eternity. But let’s celebrate life with this kinetic sculpture that tells the time. Look in it’s wondrous eyes and be amazed. It measures nearly 19 centimeters (7.4 inches) in height 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 versions are available: a black skull equipped with a movement in gold-plated brass, or a silver color aluminum execution with a palladium-plated movement. The new movement is an internally designed 1853 HMD and it features two discs that display a “slow” jumping hour and sweeping minutes. 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. Requiem is a limited edition of 50 pieces per configuration: black skull and golden movement, or aluminum skull and palladium movement (silver color).