Celebrate the fragility of life with the L’Epee 1839 Requiem table clock

L’Epee 1839 Requiem skull table clock

the march of time

Death comes in the end. If you were slightly macabre (and who are we to judge?) you could keep a visual reminder of that inevitable march to demise in the form of the L’Epee 1839 Requiem table clock.

Designed by the Swiss clockmaker as a representation of the Latin phrase memento mori (‘remember that you must die’), the Requiem is a literal skull. Available in black (with a gold-plated brass movement) or silver (with a palladium-plated movement), the clock tells the time through the eye sockets, ticking away. The skull itself is made of aluminium, weighing at a sturdy 2kg. Standing at about 19cm high, a holographic mechanism within designed by Kostas Metaxas shimmers through the L’Epée 1839’s crossed sword logo, slashed on either side of the skull. Powered by the 1853 HMD movement (with eight-day power reserve), the Requiem table clock is limited to 50 pieces for each design.

L’Epée 1839

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Published 29th June 2017
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