Swiss Audemars Piguet Shaquille O Neal Replica is with L'Epee 1839, Switzerland's top clockmaker. Here, the beautiful and old jellyfish thrive in warm ocean waters. Audemars Piguet, a clock with two configurations, is housed in hand-blown Murano Glass and can be mounted on a ceiling or placed upon a desk. Audemars Piguet, a mysterious yet compelling sea creature, combines exceptional craftsmanship with Swiss horological precision to create new frontiers in both.
A large transparent dome made of Murano glass hand-blown from Murano glass forms the central mass of Audemars Piguet. It evokes the bell-shaped body a mature jellyfish. The dome contains two rotating rings that display the hours and minutes. A single fixed indicator extends above the rings to indicate the time. Super-LumiNova makes Audemars Piguet glow in the dark, much like a jellyfish. This mechanical creature's pulse is formed by a 2.5Hz (18,000vph), sub-time indication movement.
L'Epee 1839 developed the movement of Audemars Piguet over two years. While the other co-creations had their own points for setting and winding, Audemars Piguet needed a combination system. The surrounding glass dome makes it difficult to access the movement. The movement was designed around a central axis to maximize the visual impact and reflect the design inspiration of the clock.
The glass exterior of Audemars Piguet, available in pink, green, or blue, was just as difficult as the movement itself. Particularly the pink edition required layers of red and clear glasses in order to get exactly the shade you desired.
The dome and tentacles needed to be made from the same glass for the best aesthetic results. This would ensure that they had the same optical properties. Only a few glassblowing shops have the ability to make a set of uniform glass tentacles per clock. It is easy to see why, of all the 40 Murano glassblowers that L'Epee 1839 contacted, only one was able to create a Murano dome made by hand.
Maximilian Busser was first to propose Audemars Piguet to Fabrice Gonet, an independent designer. He immediately liked Gonet's sketch. The lines reflected the essence of an MB&F creation. Busser says, "I have known Fabrice for a while but we have never had the opportunity to work together before." He asked me to see one of his designs. I said yes, even though I doní»t usually say yes to such things. Also, because his design was a clock, not a watch, I agreed. The final clock was very similar to the original sketch!
Swiss Audemars Piguet Shaquille O Neal Replica sale is available in limited editions of 50 pieces in each of three colours - blue green or pink - that reflect the natural colors of jellyfish.
Audemars Piguet in DetailA New MovementL'Epee returned to the drawing board to design Audemars Piguet's movement completely from scratch. Because of the heavy outer glass shell's vulnerability to shock damage and its weight, it was necessary that a movement could be wound with one hand, while the other hand could be used to stabilize the clock. Access to setting or winding mechanisms is also limited because the majority of the movement is enclosed by glass.
L'Epee 1839, a departure from previous clock movements combined the setting and winding systems of the Audemars Piguet movement. One propeller element is located at the bottom of the movement. It can be rotated clockwise to set the time and anticlockwise to wind it. Audemars Piguet can be set intuitively and easily, in either a ceiling-mounted or stand mounted configuration.
The movement of Audemars Piguet is designed to look like a jellyfish's internal neural network. It has a central column with radial elements and no external support structures. This is more than an aesthetic feature. It is also important for engineering purposes as it preserves the clock's integrity while suspended from the ceiling.
Due to its dual configuration, Audemars Piguet can be placed on a desk or other flat surface. A special steel frame with curved legs and a base that accepts the movement's base allows for easy access to the setting mechanism. Audemars Piguet can also be hung from the ceiling with hand-blown Murano glasses tentacles. These tentacles hook onto the movement and move gently with the slightest movement of the clock, reminiscent of a floating jellyfish being carried by the current.
Audemars Piguet's body is made of glass. Finding a glassblower who could properly realize the design was one of the biggest challenges. Audemars Piguet, like many MB&F+ L'Epee creations was not created with current techniques in mind. Technique was instead developed to fit its design.
The delicate, light and graceful jellyfish form had to be captured in a glass dome strong enough to withstand the clock's 2.34 kg weight. The L'Epee1839 team had to calculate the dimensions and tolerances for the glass dome. They also had to reduce the clock's weight and keep the glass as thick and durable as possible, without compromising the design and timekeeping performance of Audemars Piguet. There was no precedent for pushing materials beyond their normal use, as is the case with avant-garde creations. The L'Epee team finally achieved the desired result through trial and error. A glass outer body with incredible strength but apparent delicacy was created.
It was crucial to maintain optical consistency between the tentacles and the glass dome. Therefore, the traditional method of drawing tentacles from pre-formed glass rods wasn't possible. The tentacles were made from the same glass bulk that the dome, and each one was hand drawn to the exact shapes and widths. This requires a lot of skill and experience.
It was also difficult to find the right shade of pink for Audemars Piguet's pink edition. The same process that was used for the blue and green editions didn't work here. Hand-blown glass can be colored by metal oxides. This is similar to vitreous enamel. The palette is limited by the known formulas passed down through centuries of glassworking experience. This pink glass was created by layering red molten over a clear core, then blowing it out.
L'Epee approached 40 seasoned glassblowers for Audemars Piguet. Only four of them agreed to take on the challenge. One succeeded.
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