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Slow Life Piece Unique

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Slow Life Piece Unique

"Pause for a Cause"

The whole world being on pause, Parisian artist seconde/seconde/ is partnering with the M.A.D.Gallery to donate 100% of the proceeds of this Slow Life Unique Piece to Fondation de France - Hôpitaux de Paris, to help healthcare workers facing the pandemic.

Based on a vintage Omega chronograph, we thought this piece would resonate with the situation the world is forced to experience. A sequence where our hectic lives are being seriously advised to slow down. To some extent, we aimed at acknowledging this worldwide “pause” by donating to the caretakers who can barely take one.

Unique Piece presented exclusively at the MB&F M.A.D.Gallery.

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6‘500 CHF

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Description

Slow Life Piece Unique

seconde/seconde/ sources, authenticates and services legendary vintage watches... and then adds a twist: by replacing the seconds' hand - hence the name seconde/seconde/ - the timepiece is transformed into something fun. The contrast is arresting to say the least: the aged dials, carrying half a century of history, are electrified by colourful anachronistic watch hands. Some are nods to pop culture, others more cryptic and offbeat, but all the hands redesigned by seconde/seconde/ say something about the watches they adorn. In their faux-naïf aesthetic, poetry and irony are never far apart.

This series is based on the iconic Omega Chronostop. Powered by the manually-wound caliber 865/920, derived from the famous caliber 861, the watch was selected as the official timer at the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico. Manufactured from 1966 to 1974, this 60-second stopwatch operated from a single pusher and was marketed as a tool for athletes, drivers, and busy professionals.

The Creator

Romaric André

Parisian artist Romaric André has worked in haute-horlogerie for many years. He has now decided to return to his first passion - vintage watches - but in a totally unexpected way.

With seconde/seconde/ he is taking on mini icons of culture: "I like to play around with legendary vintage pieces. These are the watches I love. I stay minimal, only altering the hands. But the result is radical".

Working with the very last hands manufacturer in France, and surrounded by his fellow "brilliant-yet-grumpy vintage-only watchmakers", Romaric André plans to position seconde/seconde/ as a "workshop fighting the obvious and eager to satisfy a clientèle seeking high-human-value-added-products".

Parisian artist Romaric André has worked in haute-horlogerie for many years. He has now decided to return to his first passion - vintage watches - but in a totally unexpected way.

With seconde/seconde/ he is taking on mini icons of culture: "I like to play around with legendary vintage pieces. These are the watches I love. I stay minimal, only altering the hands. But the result is radical".

Working with the very last hands manufacturer in France, and surrounded by his fellow "brilliant-yet-grumpy vintage-only watchmakers", Romaric André plans to position seconde/seconde/ as a "workshop fighting the obvious and eager to satisfy a clientèle seeking high-human-value-added-products".

Specifications

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DISPLAY

Hours and minutes
60-second stopwatch
Chronograph seconds hand replaced by a green 'Pause' hand (original hand included separately)

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MOVEMENT

Caliber 865
Manual winding
17 jewels
21600 vph
Incabloc shock protection

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DIMENSIONS

Case dimensions: 35 mm x 40 mm
(excluding crowns)
18 mm between lugs

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EDITIONS

Unique piece with green 'Pause' seconds hand and mesh bracelet
Presented exclusively at the MB&F M.A.D.Gallery

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POWER RESERVE

Power reserve: 40 hours

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COMPOSITION

Case: stainless steel
Acrylic crystal
Custom "Pause" seconds hand
Mesh bracelet
Container for the original seconds hand

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