Passage Through Time

Reference: HGS

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Limited Edition: 999 pieces
Small Size: 10 x 5 inches
Small Weight: 4.2 lbs.

Large Size: 15 x 7 inches
Large Weight: 13.4 lbs.

In the Passage Through Time sculpture, time flows endlessly while its horological heritage stands still. The vintage components are frozen in time in an hourglass shape.

Expert curators with a true passion for horology source parts for Berd Vay’e from vintage timepieces, including everything from 19th-century backwind pocket watches to stop clocks once used by railroad conductors.

All the components – gears, barrels, wheels, springs, escapement wheels, pinions, bridges, and hands – are restored and polished. Berd Vay’e then meticulously positions and balances them in crystal-clear, shatter-resistant Lucite. The layering process used to achieve the floating effect requires more than a day to complete. Afterward, the sculpture is carefully baked. This prevents air bubbles and imperfections, resulting in a seamless sculpture.