QATAR BY EDUARD INDERMAUR
L’Epée 1839, well known for its super-lative fine finishing table clock execution and for the ultra-exclusive personaliza-tion, has jumped once again on a new challenge: making an exclusive clock especially for Qatar.
The Qatar By Eduard Indermaur is an exclusive so-lid brass clock in an extremely luxurious unique edition. The clock is hand-made in L’Epée’s manufacture and decorated by the Swiss artist glass-maker Eduard Indermaur.
The Qatar Collection is as unique as the country itself. Qatar collection is inspired by the great wish to create unique timepieces for unique figures. L’Epée 1839 has recently created some collections that prove they do like to toe the line. In their kinetic sculpture, there is clearly no space and no interest in object for the common man to own. They are giving the experienced aficionados of the world a way out – clearly something not all, but many consciously or subconsciously have been looking for.
Qatar clock sits among the clocks designed to stay timeless. It has its own personality and yet L’Epée 1839 clocks all have in common the quest of being among the best. It has its own Tourbillon escapement set on top of the movement. The regulator is the key part of the watch… it controls the full gear chain and delivers the exact quantity of energy to the gear train below, allowing it to keep track of time. The Tourbillon escapement is a high precision regulator, one of the most complicated function usually only available on the most exclusive wristwatch. And in its execution it is as big as a full watch-movement…
The Qatar clock is the clock of the powerful. Besides being a L’Epée 1839 clock which is known as the clock of the influential and powerful, the clock itself is set as Royal court. Its regulator, which has deliberately been placed on top for all to admire, controls, as a king, the powers of all … and so, controls the precision of the clock’s time.
When conceiving the Qatar clock, the team set out a new reference in clock design movement. CEO Arnaud Nicolas says: "The idea of manufacturing a clock in the shape of the Qatar country came to me whilst I was visiting the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar. The richness of the astronomical instruments shown in the museum is unbelievable. Knowing that the astrolabe is a very ancient astronomical computer for solving problems relating to time and the position of the Sun and stars in the sky - Typical uses of the astrolabe include finding the time during the day or night, finding the time of a celestial event such as sunrise or sunset and as a handy reference of celestial positions. Our Qatar clock has been designed, engineered and manufactured in celebration of and recognition of these late works that were so well captured in the museum."
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Colourful and Unique
The deep-stained glass panels are signed and numbered by the artist Eduard Indermaur.
The Scenery call “Summer” is in fact a reinterpretation of the desert Oasis. Red, white and green are the most noticeable colors of the painting.
Considered to be one of the three finest horological complications, the Tourbillon is placed at the very top of the structure in these unique clocks, for all to admire. Its dimensions are such that the beholder is quickly captivated by the majestic waltz of the balance wheel. The design of the bridge supporting the carriage is a new design made especially on demand. Entirely produced in the L’Epée 1839 workshops, it is made of gold-plated brass with a flawless finish.
Hours and ½hours Strike
While a wristwatch can only accommodate small gongs, this Qatar Collection strikes every hour and ½ hours on a long black gong visible on the back of the clock, that strives for a rich and convincing sound. When it is one O’clock, the clock will strike once, at Two, twice, etc, until noon and its twelve gongs. In the afternoon, it will start again with one gong. The initiation of the mechanism is placed on the front of the clock, next to the hour-wheel so the entire strike-process can be admired.
DESIGN & DISPLAY
Hours and Minutes display with black skeleton hands on the center of the clock
Strike system with gong and mechanically activated every 30 minutes
173 x 255 x 153 mm
L’Epée 1839 1881 in-house caliber
Power reserve 8 days
MATERIALS & FINISHING
Polished massive gold-plated Brass
Double-ended key to set time and wind movement
The two main plates supporting the entire in-house movement are in the shape of Qatar
QATAR BY EDUARD INDERMAUR - Unique piece
85'500 CHF / excl. VAT