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Forecasting sunny weather ahead with a chance of (alien) visitors

THE FIFTH ELEMENT

Four (UFO) elements: clock, barometer, hygrometer, and thermometer combine in a mothership (with Ross, the alien pilot)
the fifth element mbandf x lepee 1839

Forecasting sunny weather ahead with a chance of (alien) visitors

Four removable and interchangeable instrument Elements make up the Fifth Element:

Clock Element

Because weather forecasting is based on the speed of changes over time, the accurate time is required for meteorological observations. For the Fifth Element, L’Epée 1839 reengineered and skeletonised their 8-day clock movement to maximize transparency and visual access.

Barometer Element

The barometer, which measures air pressure, is the mainstay of weather forecasting: as a general rule, increasing air pressure foretells good clear weather, decreasing air pressure portends inclement weather. The faster the change, the more extreme the coming weather.

Hygrometer Element

The hygrometer measures the percentage of water vapour in the air; it displays this as a percentage of the maximum amount of moisture that might be held at a given temperature.

Thermometer Element

Thermometers don’t simply measure temperature, but the average kinetic energy of a substance: the higher the temperature, the higher the energy. A thermometer is essentially a power reserve indication of the energy in the atmosphere around us.

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THE FIFTH ELEMENT

Reference    19.6000/114 - Nickel | 19.6000/124 - Black | 19.6000/144 - Blue
Limited edition :
18 pieces
Functions :

UFO Clock Movement - L’Epée in-house designed and manufactured

UFO Barometer - Atmospheric pressure: 960 / 1060 hPa (28.4 / 31.6 in Hg)

UFO Thermometer - Temperature: -30° / +70° Celsius (-20° / +156°Fahrenheit)

UFO Hygrometer - Hygrometer: 0 - 100% humidity

The Fifth Element : Mechanical animation of Ross, the alien.

Power Reserve :
8 days for Clock UFO
Finishings :

polishing, bead-blasting, and satin finishing

Jewels :
11 in UFO Clock
Dimensions :

376 mm in diameter x 209 mm in height

531 components

Total weight : 15 kg

Materials :

stainless steel, brass, bronze (alien)

Winding :
Manual with unique key for both movements (UFO Clock + 5th Element)
Limited edition :
18 pieces
Functions :

UFO Clock Movement - L’Epée in-house designed and manufactured

UFO Barometer - Atmospheric pressure: 960 / 1060 hPa (28.4 / 31.6 in Hg)

UFO Thermometer - Temperature: -30° / +70° Celsius (-20° / +156°Fahrenheit)

UFO Hygrometer - Hygrometer: 0 - 100% humidity

The Fifth Element : Mechanical animation of Ross, the alien.

Power Reserve :
8 days for Clock UFO
Finishings :

polishing, bead-blasting, and satin finishing

Jewels :
11 in UFO Clock
Dimensions :

376 mm in diameter x 209 mm in height

531 components

Total weight : 15 kg

Materials :

stainless steel, brass, bronze (alien)

Winding :
Manual with unique key for both movements (UFO Clock + 5th Element)
Limited edition :
18 pieces
Functions :

UFO Clock Movement - L’Epée in-house designed and manufactured

UFO Barometer - Atmospheric pressure: 960 / 1060 hPa (28.4 / 31.6 in Hg)

UFO Thermometer - Temperature: -30° / +70° Celsius (-20° / +156°Fahrenheit)

UFO Hygrometer - Hygrometer: 0 - 100% humidity

The Fifth Element : Mechanical animation of Ross, the alien.

Power Reserve :
8 days for Clock UFO
Finishings :

polishing, bead-blasting, and satin finishing

Jewels :
11 in UFO Clock
Dimensions :

376 mm in diameter x 209 mm in height

531 components

Total weight : 15 kg

Materials :

stainless steel, brass, bronze (alien)

Winding :
Manual with unique key for both movements (UFO Clock + 5th Element)

When know-How becomes Art