L’Epée 1839, the iconic Swiss manufacturer of luxury clocks since 1839, has partnered with renowned jewelry artist Alex Moss to create a timepiece that transcends conventional boundaries. The L’Epée 1839 x Alex Moss Grenade clock is not just an ordinary clock; it is a captivating artistic object that encourages us to embrace the present moment and seize life’s opportunities.
Inspired by diverse art forms, from contemporary art to street art, this exclusive collaboration blends the realms of horology and jewelry craftsmanship. The Grenade features a pin that doubles as the key, symbolizing the focused mindset when pulling the pin on an actual grenade. It serves as a reminder to concentrate on the here and now, emphasizing that time is precious and should not be wasted.
The striking design of the Grenade showcases two black aluminum disks rotating over the beating heart of the timepiece. With its traditional 18,000 vibrations per hour, the audible balance wheel serves as a constant reminder that time is slipping away. Once you wind the Grenade and set its time display, it prompts you to seize the day.
Clocks have always been more than mere timekeeping instruments throughout history. They are artistic creations with significance and value beyond their practicality. The limited-edition collection of L’Epée 1839’s Grenade, covered in Alex’s rare diamonds, pays homage to this rich tradition. Alex Moss, with his bold approach to jewelry design, breaks the mold in Manhattan’s Diamond District. His unique pieces have gained the admiration of notable artists, businessmen, and entertainment leaders like Drake, Tyler, the Creator, and Jack Harlow.
- Dimensions: 120.5 mm (height) x 77.6 mm (width) x 66.6 mm (depth)
- Weight: 620 g
- Diamonds: Approximately 2144 stones for 34.27 carats
- Movement: L’Épée 1839 in-house movement with an 8-day power reserve
- Materials: Palladium-plated brass and stainless steel
- Finish: Polished, satin brushed, and sandblasted, with micro pave hand setting of diamonds.
The limited-edition Grenade, priced at $149,000, will be available through 2023, with a Part II release coming this fall. Don’t miss your chance to own a timepiece that dares you to live in the moment.
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