L’Epée 1839 accelerates its legacy in the world of motorsports-inspired timepieces with the launch of two new Chrome limited editions – the Silver Chrome Time Fast and the Gold Chrome Time Fast. Drawing inspiration from the golden era of F1 racing in the 1950s, the Time Fast is a fusion of kinetic art and contemporary horology, designed in collaboration with Georg Foster, ECAL (Ecole cantonale d’art de Lausanne), and L’Epée 1839.
The Time Fast is a tribute to the 1950s F1 racing scene, featuring iconic details such as the elongated engine hood, the classic radiator grill, large spoked wheels, rear driving seat positioning, and the aerodynamic tail section. The sporty aesthetic is enhanced by its elegant design, impeccable finishes, fluid lines, and the introduction of two new Body Chrome Colors.
The allure of 1950s single-seater race cars, with their sleek design, fluid lines, and assertive aerodynamics, is deeply embedded in our collective consciousness, fueling dreams across generations.
The creation and production of the Time Fast were entrusted to L’Epée 1839’s dedicated teams, largely composed of motorsports enthusiasts, reflecting the brand’s commitment to the racing art.
The Time Fast lives up to its name, boasting a high-performance motor with an 8-day power reserve, or more precisely, an in-house caliber with a 192-hour power reserve that beats at 18,000 vibrations per hour.
In the world of motorsports, it’s a well-known fact that a driver’s victory is a team effort. This principle is mirrored in the creation of the Time Fast. The collective effort of designers, engineers, and watchmakers has resulted in an exceptional timepiece that embodies the spirit of a race car. Every detail has been meticulously crafted to blend form and function, reigniting a fascination for kinetic art in the realm of horology.