L’Epée 1839 continues its Time Fast legacy by creating two new chrome limited editions, one silver, and the other gold. The Time Fast is a vintage-inspired 1950’s F1 race car that is a kinetic sculpture, and modern clock all rolled into one. The Time Fast was designed in collaboration with Georg Foster, ECAL (Ecole Cantonale d’art de Lausanne) and L’Epée 1839.
The name of the Time Fast D8 clearly conveys its technical aspirations, incorporating a motor that can last eight days—or rather an in-house caliber with a 192-hour power reserve beating at 18,000 vibrations per hour.
This kinetic sculpture displays the hours and minutes like a race number, allowing the time to be easily read on the side of the chassis. A figure sits in the cockpit, where a glass dome, or rather a driver’s helmet, highlights the thrumming escapement. In front of him is the steering wheel, which adopts the three-spoke design typically seen in race cars, serving to set the time. Meanwhile, the mechanical motor is wound just like a pull-back car in a subtle nod to childhood memories.