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TIMEBURNER

AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE ON THE WRIST.

"My dream is to make unimaginable mechanical art a reality."

- Miki Eleta

 

TIMEBURNER IS A NOSTALGIC TRIBUTE TO THE EARLIEST INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES. A SALUTE TO NOISE, GREASE AND CHROME.

AND A TESTIMONY TO THE MEN AND WOMEN THAT CREATED AND TAMED THEM.

In the 19th century, the internal combustion engine revolutionised the world. TIMEBURNER is the horological interpretation of this paradigm change.

Just like an engine transforms chemical energy (petrol) into mechanical energy (movement); TIMEBURNER converts the owner's ignition and winding of the spark plug (crown) into mechanical movement and drives the piston along a non-linear time scale. This piston replaces the hands in the role of telling the time.

MIKI ELETA

Certain youth experiences leave such a profound impression in our character that they change us. We can look back and see a before and after in our lives. Some of these unforgettable mental images might even awaken a special fascination that will forever be with us. Be part of us.

My father was a train driver and, when I was 16, he allowed me to drive a fully loaded cargo train across the Bosnian mountainous landscape. The hypnotic noise of the engine, the vibration of the cabin, the smell of the smoke and the feeling of taming the largest machine I had ever seen, made an everlasting impression.

My love for the mechanics was born.

THE TIMEBURNER

I grew up dreaming of, one day, owning a 1950 BMW motorcycle, just like my neighbour's. The "Tack-tack" noise made by the engine once we resurrected it in springtime was music to my ears and it is burnt in my memory.

 This "Tack-tack" rhythm, which I still hear when I close my eyes, drove me to create TIMEBURNER.

 

In the 19th century, the internal combustion engine revolutionised the world. TIMEBURNER is my horological interpretation of this paradigm change.

ENGINES

 

Name, Title

SILVERLIGHT

ME 1

 

Energetic, incorruptible, selfless, intuitive, passionate, charming, romantic.

CHF 7'750

Name, Title

CHROME-RIDER

ME 2

 

Impulsive, adventurous, courageous, daring, decisive, stubborn, self-sufficient.

 

CHF 7'750

Name, Title

ALL-BLACK

ME 3

 

Dark, unrestrained, irreverent, contradictory, uncompromising, hedonistic, provocative.

 

CHF 7'750

CASE

  • Case: titanium with 3 sapphire crystals

  • Bezel and crown: untreated bronze

  • Finishing: bead blasted

  • Dimensions: 48mm wide

  • Water resistance: 3 ATM

  • Licence plate: uniquely numbered

INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

  • Winding: manual, bidirectional

  • Functions: hour and minutes

  • Movement: Unitas cal. 6497-1 modified by Marc Jenni

  • Finishing: ground surface with bead blasted cut-outs and

  • decorations

  • Coating: Rhodium plated

  • Piston: Aluminium with black indication line

  • Rod & crankshaft: Rhodium plated coating on bead blasted brass with 1 jewel

  • Power reserve: 46 hours

  • Jewels: 18

  • Frequency: 18’000 v/h

DIAL

  • ME1 : Silver plated

  • ME2 : Black chrome plated

  • ME3 : Black chrome plated

STRAP

  • ME1 : Brown buffalo

  • ME2 : Black buffalo

  • ME3 : Black buffalo

BUCKLE

  • Stainless steel 316L

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