Limited Edition: 999 pieces
Small Size: 18 x 18 x 1.5 inches
Small Weight: 15 lbs.
Large Size: 26 x 26 x 1.5 inches
Large Weight: 20 lbs.
The Time Framed horological sculpture presents a juxtaposition of classic art display and inventive process. This backless frame allows for the same exposure of watch components through natural magnification, presented as a hanging sculpture.
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.