This site is something of a gallery: a pictorial tribute to the high quality creations that have advanced the art, science and history of horology; as well as the personalities who created them, and the designers and image makers who portray them so desirably.
For the most part, I prefer to let these pieces speak for themselves.
Saturday, 18 April 2015
L'Epée 1839 - La Tour
One of the advantages of clocks over watches is that they
provide a better view for those who love to observe the movement. No loupe
required. A clock can have gears that are significantly bigger than a whole
watch. L'Epée 1839 understand this very well and produce a number of models
where the bridges and architecture all serve to suspend the movement in mid air
– dust free air, of course, inside their glass display cases. I first heard of L'Epée 1839 because of their
collaborations with MB&F (search the label below), then I actually saw one of
their carriage clocks at a dealer. Not one of their most adventurous models,
but gorgeously made and incredibly heavy! I would love to get my (white cotton gloved) hands on La Tour here.