- Limited Edition: 50 pieces
- Case: rainbow-lacquer covering an aluminum skull
- Size: 19cm tall x 12cm wide x 16cm deep
- Movement: key-wound caliber 1853 HMD
- Function: "slow" jumping hour, sweeping minutes in the eye sockets
- Power Reserve: approximately eight days
- Hands: gold-plated rotating discs
Requiem: a table clock with an 8-day movement designed in partnership with Kostas Metaxas. This limited edition takes its inspiration from the shape of a human skull and displays the time in the eye sockets.
Requiem is a table clock designed and manufactured by L’Epée 1839, Swiss specialist of high-end kinetic clocks. It measures nearly 7.4 inches high and weighs about 6 pounds. It is made of cast aluminum which is then perfectly finished off in the Swiss workshops of L’Epée 1839.
The new movement is an internally designed 1853 HMD caliber with an 8-day power reserve. This new movement features two discs that display a “slow” jumping hour and sweeping minutes.
Kostas Metaxas has chosen to place a horological mechanism deep in the center of the skull, representative of a brain which is master of its destiny but encapsulated. Symbols of intimate ties uniting life and time. The eyes, on the other hand, are spectators of time passing and quite naturally the hour invites itself in the eye sockets. The reading of the hours and minutes is achieved by two transparent discs placed respectively in the right eye and the left eye. So you must face your fears and look at Requiem in the eyes … to know… the time.