Grenade by The Dial Artist


Drawing from L’Epée 1839’s creative inspirations, spanning from contemporary to street art, the manufacture introduces a new series of unique pieces in collaboration with The Dial Artist, exploring new artistic frontiers, seamlessly blending different art forms into one.

In sync with The Dial Artist's strokes and paints, each kinetic sculpture uniquely stands apart with its own distinct character, celebrating one’s individuality and authenticity.


This collaborative piece takes the opportunity to visualize the artistic meaning of the ‘Art-Bomb’ – a form of art that challenges the norm and public perception. Additionally, the graffiti culture refers to ‘bombing’ as a process of painting walls or objects with tags and throw-ups.

The L’Epée 1839 x The Dial Artist Grenade is a celebration of the two juxtapositions - Luxury Watchmaking and Street Art - resulting in a symbiosis of these two art forms. No longer do you see a military weapon, but a catalyst of joy and love. An art piece that pulls-the-pin on cultural norms, challenges the stereotype and embraces time, art and peace.

About The Dial Artist

Chris Alexander, known as The Dial Artist, is a British artist based in Scotland. Chris draws his creative inspiration from his childhood memories growing up in the colourful rainbow nation of South Africa, Street/Urban Art, Pop-Culture, Astrology and Abstract Expressionism. The Dial Artist is his creative platform to seamlessly blend his experience and passions with his love for Horology.

After graduating from Gray’s School of Art in Scotland with a Masters in Design, Chris built upon his experience gained in the academic and creative industries to found The Dial Artist in 2017. With over 20 years of experience in the creative industries Chris spent years experimenting with a vast range of paints, lacquers and techniques, honing his skills. Chris has established himself in the global watch community for his abstract dials adorned with bursts of colour. Utilising the dial as a canvas, his highly sought-after style blurs the lines between contemporary art and horology whilst inadvertently creating a constant moving gallery of his work - art that moves you and moves with you.

Chris firmly believes that each unique artwork is a collaborative triad of Client, Artist and Watch. The most successful creations are those based on the client’s passions, Chris’ unique style and working with the dial not against it.


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GRENADE - L’Epée 1839 x The Dial Artist

1/1 unique pieces
Dimensions: 120.5 mm (height) x 77.6 mm (width) x 66.6 mm (depth)
Weight: 620 g (real MKII grenade of same shape is 600 - 630 g)


Hours and minutes are displayed on black aluminum disks with engraved numerals.
Time is set with grenade pin on top of frame, mainspring wound on bottom of frame.
Number of components: 255


L’Épée 1839 movement designed and manufactured in-house
Multilevel vertical architecture
Balance frequency: 2.5 Hz / 18,000 vibrations/h
11 jewels
Incabloc shock protection system
Power reserve: 8 days


Palladium-plated brass
Stainless steel
Finish: polished, satin brushed, sandblasted
Paint: Synthetic and Ceramic based lacquers applied by spray and brush.




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12'900.- CHF excl. VAT




AVAILABLE Add to cart
12'900.- CHF excl. VAT