|The dynamic thrust of the object is omnipresent throughout this project, since no journey through time can be made without space. L'Epée 1839 thus set out to create a mobile clock. The first striking feature is the 360-degree rotation of the time capsule and the entire gear train of the watchmaking movement visible within it. Every rotating device also needs a locking system: and this one has been designed as a wing-nut that is turned to block the rotation, thus making the owner the key player in its usage.
The Time Machine displays the hour and minutes by means of two black metal cylinders inside a glass cylinder (the time capsule) which is framed by a propeller at each end. Each cylinder is machined and decorated by hand. The numbers, notably, are manually filled with white lacquer for maximum visibility. The time sequence and reading is made possible by a central indicator placed between the hour and minute cylinder.
The propellers are not simply a significant secondary design element, they are the two key elements of the timekeeping mechanism. The left propeller sets the time, while the right winds the barrel. These two propellers enable the owner to adjust their machine, and thus control their journey through time.
Of course, the time capsule containing the caliber 1855 (also present in the Destination Moon), is protected by a cylindrical glass so that no particle can change the future, the past, and the present... making this a true time machine.
We can all picture images of flying contraptions allowing us to travel through time, complete with their bumpy landings. L’Epée 1839 has therefore deliberately created a stationary tripod for stability on all surfaces, whether a runway or a simple desk, while incorporating slight flexibility in the foot (the only element in contact with the ground during an eventful landing!).