Discover L’Epée 1839’s avant-garde creations intended to shock evoke and inspire. L’Epée 1839 is the only manufacture in Switzerland to specialize in the creation of high-end clocks entirely designed and produced in-house. Kinetic pieces of Art embedding a subtle mix of “form and function”, playful interactivity, as well as superlative finishes, have become a signature of the Maison.
In their latest creations, the Grenade seek to set you free by simply pulling the pin and live for now. Modelled after the historical Mk II grenade, the grenade allows the setting of time after pulling the pin off. As with a real grenade, the mind is focused the moment you pull the pin: the grenade is live, and you must concentrate on the here and now to survive. Focus on the moment you are in and the task of winding and setting the time, reminding you that you are only guaranteed this very moment, so don’t waste it.
Arnaud was everything but a watchmaker as he started his career as an aerospace engineer. It was his avid interest for technology, the arts and haute horology, that led him to his position as CEO & Artistic Director of L'Epee 1839 today. Through his leadership and visionary thinking, L’Epee 1839 thrived and created sustainability in the modern world. Bringing new thinking into a Horology brand with almost two centuries of heritage, his concept of product design has proved to be successful - one that is not restrained by old methodologies. Every product development starts from a blank page. A story is conceptualized and from there, a new movement is created, along with its housing. Every step along the way points back to the beginning – the Story.