Storied Swiss watchmaker L’Epée 1839 has introduced yet another stunning table clock that will make classic car enthusiasts go weak in their knees. After releasing the robot-themed Balthazar table clock in collaboration with MB&F a few days back, L’Epée 1839 has followed it up with a new rendition of its Time Fast D8 clock. The latest iteration of the racecar-shaped table clock has been created in partnership with Label Noir studio.
The Time Fast D8 table clock was first launched in 2019. Penned by a design student named Georg Foster, the L’Epée clock is inspired by single-seater race cars from the pre-war era. The Time Fast D8 was initially launched in six different colorways designed to mimic racecar liveries. However, Label Noir studio has completely altered the look and feel of the table clock by giving it a stealthy matt black finish. A matte black ADLC (Amorphous Diamond-Like Carbon) coating covers the plates, alloys, and escapement system.
The length of the racecar-shaped table clock is slightly less than 15 inches. The in-house manually wound 1855 MHD movement is placed at the driver’s seat and it offers a power reserve of 8 days. The time can be set by rotating the steering wheel in the counterclockwise direction. The wind the barrel, the car has to be reversed, rotating the rear wheels. The hours and minutes are displayed on the side on two stainless steel disks in a fashion that looks like the car’s race number. On the other side is Label Noir’s logo is done in yellow that contrasts the black finish of the clock. Only 5 examples of the Time Fast D8 Label Noir edition will be sold, each individually numbered, and it will come with a price tag of 31,500 CHF (about $35,000).