It was indeed a glorious ‘time fast’ evening wherein all roads led to one of Bandra’s best-known hubs – Hakkasan where Time Avenue and L’Epée the amazing Swiss clockmaking house established for more than 180 years, were showcasing their stunning Kinetic Art. The event was pulsating and started with clockwork precision, and the collection was exquisite, to say the least, and it included amazingly crafted horological Limited Edition inventions that veered from colorful grenades with pins, hot air balloon, time machine, space clock, Grand Prix red car, stunning airplane to even a racing car.
Every single piece of Kinetic Art was realistic and crafted with great detail. Indeed, it was stunning art that epitomized unparalleled craftsmanship, sophistication, elegance, and unmatched artistry. No wonder, Sumita Chakraborty, Editor-in-chief and Rajeev Mokashi, Chief Strategy Officer, TheGlitz, were mesmerized by the sheer elegance, detail and craftsmanship of the ‘Kinetic Art’ on display.
Shock & Inspire
Arnaud Nicolas, CEO, L’Epée, who took us around to see his amazing collection, believes that “an artistic piece should shock, evoke and inspire people.” And the collection did this, and much more. So how did he hit on the concept of Kinetic pieces of Art? Arnaud laughed, “I’m crazy. A brainstorming concept can strike me at any point. I could be taking a walk when I think of an idea. And then I sit down late at night when everyone is asleep and work on it. My USP is to work on the details and make it as real as possible to the smallest of details.”
Arnaud Nicolas, further said, “With our Kinetic Pieces of Art, we aim to create timeless expressions of artistry that resonate with our customers. It was a pleasure to present our latest collection of table clocks in collaboration with Time Avenue.”
Time Avenue Presents
Viraal Rajan, the charming Director of Time Avenue, who graciously showed us the Kinetic Art pieces too, also averred, “Presenting our latest collection of table clocks the exceptional creations of L’Epée, has been an honor. The event’s success is a testament to L’Epée’s expertise in crafting a diverse range of clocks. As for L’Epée’s kinetic pieces, they effortlessly merge art and time, becoming the center of conversation in the homes of clients who have acquired these exquisite timepieces.”
About Time Avenue:
Time Avenue transcends the role of an average watch retailer. They don’t just sell watches; they sell experiences, stories, desires, and, most importantly, memories. The team focuses on providing customers with a seamless luxury watch-buying experience online. As authorized retailers of multiple Swiss brands, customers can trust they are receiving authentic luxury watches online from Time Avenue. The website allows customers to effortlessly choose, inspect, and purchase their favorite luxury watches from leading Swiss brands in just a few clicks.
L’Epée has been a prominent clockmaking house for over 180 years, specializing exclusively in the production of high-end clocks. Founded in 1839 by Auguste L’Epée, the brand initially focused on producing music boxes and watch components, all entirely hand-made. Throughout its history, L’Epée 1839 has developed an exceptional table clock collection, ranging from sophisticated classic carriage clocks to contemporary and avant-garde horological designs meant to shock, evoke, and inspire.
Their in-house designed and manufactured creations feature complications such as retrograde seconds, power reserve indicators, perpetual calendars, tourbillons, and striking mechanisms. The Kinetic Pieces of Art, embodying a subtle mix of “form and function,” have become a signature of the brand, characterized by superlative fine finishing.