Limited Edition: 999 pieces
Size: 9.5 x 9.5 x 9.5 inches
Weight: 39 lbs.
The Time Squared Galaxy comprises a "universe" of miniature orb sculptures that seem to float within a secondary exterior piece – a formidable and translucent cube of precious Lucite.
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.