ti­tans of time

Glam up your homes with man­tel-wor­thy clocks which im­press with their aes­thet­ics and move­ments alike. Th­ese are a few ex­cep­tional ex­am­ples that are stun­ning on every level, says Char­lene Co

Hong Kong Tatler - - Style -

Man­tel-wor­thy clocks that im­press with both their aes­thet­ics and their move­ments

1 TORIC LÉPINE SPECIAL EDI­TION LALIQUE BY PARMIGIANI

This ta­ble clock fea­tures a Lalique crys­tal case that houses a pocket watch with a minute re­peater. Its del­i­cate en­grav­ings de­pict the myth of Arethusa, who was turned into a foun­tain by the god­dess Artemis to help her flee from a love­struck god. A unique piece.

2 DES­TI­NA­TION MOON BY MB&F AND L’EPÉE 1839

MB&F and pre­mier clock­maker L’epée part­ner on this sci-filook­ing clock, which dis­plays the time on ro­tat­ing discs. There’s also Neil, an as­tro­naut fig­urine at­tached to the lad­der con­nect­ing the crown to the move­ment. The piece comes in black, green, blue or sil­ver, lim­ited to 50 for each ver­sion.

3 DUAL TIME DESK CLOCK BY FRANCK MULLER

Franck Muller’s renowned ton­neau-shaped case finds its way to the brand’s lat­est dual time desk clock, which stays true to its her­itage with its equally recog­nis­able art deco Ara­bic nu­mer­als.

4 TA­BLE CLOCK BY PAN­ERAI

Fea­tur­ing Pan­erai’s iconic “Cal­i­for­nia dial,” the brand’s first dial, the PAM00651 clock in­cor­po­rates the P.5000 move­ment, a hand-wound cal­i­bre with an eight-day power re­serve, housed in a spher­i­cal trans­par­ent min­eral glass. Lim­ited to 500 pieces.

5 MÉTIERS D’ART ARCA CLOCK BY VACHERON CON­STANTIN

In­spired by a 1933 model, Vacheron Con­stantin high­lights the unique beauty of crys­tal in this ex­quis­ite clock, which is equipped with a move­ment com­pris­ing a con­stant-force mech­a­nism and a 30-day power re­serve. Lim­ited to 12 pieces.

6 MADEMOISELLE PRIVÉ CORO­MAN­DEL TA­BLE CLOCK BY CHANEL

En­cased in an ob­sid­ian cab­i­net, the clock comes with a beige gold base set with 132 di­a­monds. The bezel, set with 176 di­a­monds, frames a dial with hands and flow­ers also in beige gold. A unique piece.

AU­TO­MATE FÉE ON­DINE BY VAN CLEEF & AR­PELS The French mai­son part­nered with au­tom­a­ton maker ex­traor­di­naire François Junod and some 20 work­shops and ar­ti­sans, in­clud­ing lap­i­daries, jew­ellers, stone-set­ters, enam­ellers and cab­i­net­mak­ers to pro­duce this mas­ter­piece, which took eight years to com­plete. Com­bin­ing a ret­ro­grade hour dis­play and an­i­ma­tion on de­mand, a whim­si­cal 50-sec­ond show be­gins with the rip­pling of the wa­ter lily, fol­lowed by melodic chimes that sig­nal the flower to bloom. The be­jew­elled fairy then wakes and ad­mires a gem-set but­ter­fly, which rises into the air and flaps its wings. A unique piece.

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