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PISTOL

INTRO


"Create the impossible that cannot be imagined" is the new challenge thrown by L'Epée 1839 and its latest partner The Unnamed Society, in the form of a Pistol clock.
Inspired from the true Bisley Pistol, which became a symbol of freedom and revolution for many, this timeless masterpiece sublimes the irony of time. This kinetic piece of art, does more than just telling the time: Its owner can interact and play with it.

THE STORY


This timeless and unique masterpiece has not only succeeded in flawlessly combining elegance and practicality but also owns a rich story behind:

Icon of the Mexican revolution, Pancho Villa has been captured many times with his rotating cannon Colt Bisley; as a revolver, it stands for an intricate mechanism with an aura of danger. As Pancho Villa’s revolver, it stands for the power of revolution, and every revolution is founded on values.

The combination of a pistol and time rightly symbolizes the preciousness of every moment and the speed at which it can be stolen. In this glorious creation, ‘Pistol’ wonderfully beautifies the time through a seductive design and by means of a fascinating technical development.

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INSIGHTS


Holding a power reserve of 8 days and fitted with a singular butt, ‘Pistol’ is set with a cannon that will be used as the rewinding point for the movement – as the owner cleans their gun each week – a functional hammer and trigger – mixing form and function has always been part of L’Epée 1839 DNA – a barrel for the hours and minutes who can be set directly, such as a Pistolero checking the free rotation of the barrel...

Each Pistol is unique by its different grip, frame and barrel options

The Barrel

Time display

The movement

The Grip

Manufacturing


SPECIFICATIONS

EXCLUSIVE LIMITED EDITION

Pistol is produced in a limited edition of 100 unique pieces

DESIGN & DISPLAY

Inspired from a real Bisley Colt
Hours and minutes discs displayed on the cylinder
191 components 

DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT

350mm long x 172mm large, base : 60.5mm diameter
Weight : gun : 2 kg + base : 1.3 kg

MOVEMENT

L’Epée 1839 in-house designed and manufactured movement.
Frequency : 18,000 vph / 2.5 Hz
Power reserve of 8 days

MATERIALS & FINISHING

Palladium or Gold plated Brass, Stainless steel
Satin-finishing, Polishing, Sand-blasting, Laser engraving

FEATURES

Some aesthetic features have been kept (barrels, handlebar, trigger guard)
The clock is wound by insetting the key into the barrel and spinning it
Time is directly set by rotating the minutes disc

OPTIONS

Grip: Animal’s skin, horn, bones…Wood, precious metal, precious stones…
Frame: Engraved and/or set with stones/diamonds, solid precious metal…
Barrel: Engraved and/or set with stones/diamonds, solid precious metal…

THE COLLECTION


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UNIQUE PIECES PALLADIUM

satined or engraved finishing

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UNIQUE PIECES GOLD

satined or engraved finishing

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UNIQUE PIECES BLACK

satined finishing

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Available on demand