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SPACE MODULE

INTRO


A modular weather measurement instrument to conquer the stars

Space exploration— these words conjure up dreams of travel, adventure and discovery in all our minds. Space Module is the first space module of an entirely new kind, developed by L’Epée 1839 for the exploration of distant planets. Its sensors can be used to capture data from new territories. Its three complementary weather instruments—a hygrometer, a barometer and a thermometer—form the basis of the weather forecasts that support life and its development.
 

THE STORY


This mechanical weather station device was created by Martin Bolo, a promising young designer. He drew his inspiration from the tiered structure of lunar modules and the unmistakable shape of cylinder landing gear. 
The module's overall architecture draws on the construction and engineering conventions used for the various different modules designed for lunar missions, which notably include the independent tiered system. The symmetry of its silhouette and the various design elements immerse the viewer into the brand's beloved world of exploration and innovation.

For the first time in 180 years, the Maison seems to want to slow down time or even break away from it...

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INSIGHTS


The Space Module weather station presents three functions: hygrometer, thermometer and barometer. It is entirely mechanical, with no electrical components to disturb the machine's smooth operation in any environment. There is just a single calibration screw provided for each instrument to guarantee the tool's accuracy.  

The decision to use only mechanical instruments reflects the brand's long history and its conscious desire to create objects that stand the test of time. And here it also incorporates a more far-reaching idea: in all distant exploration, energy, sustainability and environmental impact are the main keys to success. A 100% mechanical module therefore increases the lifespan of a module, removing the constraints of the sun's position and battery issues.  

Space Module operates best in an Earth-like atmosphere. Although Earth is not the only planet with an inhabitable atmosphere, the device is currently only able to display a data range similar to the conditions on planet Earth. So the barometer indicates between 980 and 1040 Hpa: the higher the value indicated by the hand, the better the weather. The hygrometer indicates the percentage of humidity in the air—from 0 to 100%—while the temperature ranges from -10 to +50°C. All of this data is shown on a dual scale in inches of mercury and Fahrenheit. 

The data is indicated by means of the red hand, which is finely laser-cut to represent an intergalactic spaceship flying at full throttle. Meanwhile the three dials are made from stainless steel with a satin-brushed and polished finish.

Weather station elements

Landing pods

Red hand indicator representing a spaceship

Underneath the base

SPECIFICATIONS

EXCLUSIVE LIMITED EDITION

Space Module is produced in a limited edition of 50 pieces per version

DESIGN & DISPLAY

Inspired by the Apollo space module, and moon exploration
Owns three independent weather instruments (hygrometer, barometer and thermometer) and is therefore completely modular
The data is indicated by means of the red hand, which is finely laser-cut to represent an intergalactic spaceship flying at full throttle
289 Components

DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT

25.7 cm high x 22.1 cm diameter
Weight : 3.8 kg

MATERIALS & FINISHING

Aluminium, brass, blown glass
Base in laser-engraved anodized aluminum
Black anodized aluminum leg
Diamond-polished brass foot [Palladium or Gold]

FEATURES

Calibration bolt accessible from the back 
The device is currently only able to display a data range similar to the conditions on planet Earth.
So the barometer indicates between 980 and 1040 Hpa: the higher the value indicated by the hand, the better the weather. 
The hygrometer indicates the percentage of humidity in the air—from 0 to 100%—while the temperature ranges from -10 to +50°C. 
All of this data is shown on a dual scale in inches of mercury and Fahrenheit.

THE COLLECTION


Reference

19.6010/020

Full Version in Gold - Limited edition of 50 pieces

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Reference

19.6010/120

Full Version in Palladium - Limited edition of 50 pieces

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