We’ve seen our fair share of horological experiments throughout the years, and each one seems to be equally conversation worthy and head-scratching at the same time. After all, there’s a blurry line between art and timekeeping — one that, when explored in an interesting way, can produce something memorable and even desirable. However, every once in a while one will come along that makes us wonder, “How has no one thought of this before?”
L’Epée’s new Grenade clock is exactly what you’d expect from a visual standpoint, based on the Mk 2 grenades that were standard issue to the U.S. armed forces during World War II, but also aims to deliver a concept of reminding us of the transient nature of time itself.
Standing nearly 5” tall and weighing roughly the same as an actual Mk 2 grenade, the clock features two aluminum disks at the top — one for the hours and one for the minutes — above the visible in-house vertical movement at the center. To set the time, the Grenade “pin” is pulled which also winds the watch for its eight-day power reserve. Eight different color options are also available, each limited to just 99 examples. Trust us when we say that this is one grenade you’ll want to catch.
You can inquire about getting your own Grenade clock on L’Epée’s website now.