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The Unnamed Society x L’Épée introduces “The Diamond”

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December 2020


The Unnamed Society x L'Épée introduces “The Diamond”

At the occasion of an event in Monaco at the Art In Time gallery, The Unnamed Society x L’Epée opened the second chapter of a new class of hyper-exclusive objects.

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ommitted to the ambition of “creating the impossible that defies imagination”, The Unnamed Society’s second creation reinterprets the concept of the object of time measurement in a different way, a complex work of art and precision developed in collaboration with L’Épée, which appeals to the imagination and the senses, offering a new appreciation of time at all levels.

The Unnamed Society x L’Épée The Diamond - Europa Star watch magazine 2020

It is a table clock inspired by a revolver, a singular form of expression for telling the time: it aptly symbolizes the preciousness of every moment, the speed at which it can be stolen. It reminds us, more vividly than a conventional clockface possibly could, of the timeless truth in the words ‘carpe diem.’

The Unnamed Society x L’Épée The Diamond 3 - Europa Star watch magazine 2020

The gem setting is carried out by the Salanitro workshops, a world reference in this domain and the leader in the field of gem setting for Swiss Haute Horlogerie. Taking design, technical engineering and the art of gem setting to new heights, The Diamond table clock comprises 2,518 diamonds for a total weight of 78.26 carats with 21 different sizes of diamonds. It is an exceptional work representing over 140 hours of fabrication and more than 300 hours of gem setting by 6 Master Setters in the workshops located at the heart of the city of Geneva.

The Unnamed Society x L’Épée The Diamond 3 - Europa Star watch magazine 2020

The ‘snow spirit’ setting applied to The Diamond calls for a particularly difficult and meticulous grain crimping technique that only few expert setters have mastered to cover such a large surface whilst maintaining a beautiful and elegant homogeneity. To compose this particularly refined snow setting, whose gradation on the barrel recalls the lingering smoke after the revolver has been discharged, Salanitro’s artisans set hundreds of diamonds, all brilliant-cut and only seemingly arranged at random, of different sizes and with a minimum amount of metal between the stones. The rendering is very sophisticated and the technique, considered to be the Haute Couture of gem setting, ensures unparalleled brilliance and sparkle. The ‘snow spirit’ setting represents one of the most beautiful ways to express the aesthetics of an object, combining a sense of artistry with excellence of execution.

The Unnamed Society x L’Épée The Diamond 2 - Europa Star watch magazine 2020

As to the grip, it is made of black lacquer, another ancestral technique that requires a particularly delicate mastery and artisanal know-how.

The Diamond is being unveiled as an International Premiere with the Art In Time gallery in Monaco. The gallery is one of the beacons of Haute Horlogerie in the world. Born under the impetus of Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, Art In Time proposes a very innovative concept in the world of high watchmaking, to showcase the quintessential art of watchmaking at the center of a refined scenography, to capture the imagination of lovers of beautiful objects.

The Unnamed Society x L’Épée The Diamond art in time - Europa Star watch magazine 2020

Building on a stunning location in the new One Monte Carlo complex facing the Casino, Art In Time welcomes collectors and lovers of watchmaking art, inviting them to experience only the best. By choosing to stage the International Premiere of The Diamond with The Unnamed Society and L’Épée, Art In Time celebrates innovative watchmaking, with highly exclusive limited editions for a select circle of collectors and aficionados with discerning senses.

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