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Salvador Dali's "La Prémonition des Tiroirs" Premonition of the Drawers 1973 Table Clock

Salvador Dali's DALI DIDN'T JUST MELT CLOCKS Y'KNOW...

"The Premonition of the Drawers" created by the great master of surrealism Salvador Dali, in 1973. This is the fifth in a series of eight such complex and vaguely menacing bronze forms based on a 1934 pencil sketch of a semi-reclining female figure with a number of partly open drawers, her throat and neck covered by her long hair. The head consists of an OMEGA electronic watch. The white Roman numeral dial with stick hands (special version) covers a "mouse" sonic resonator calibre 1220 whose case is held at the top by a single screw-in Catalan bean.

Salvador Dali, Paris

Longueur : 39 cm. Hauteur: 28 cm. Largeur : 20.5 cm.

1973

L'horloge est une sculpture en bronze patiné, vert clair, conçue par Salvador Dali d'après un dessin daté de 1934, La prémonition des tiroirs. Réalisé par le sculpteur Onelio Vignando, le bronze a été fondu par la maison Valsuani, à Paris. L'œuvre a été éditée en huit exemplaires, auxquels s'ajoutent quatre épreuves d'artiste, par la galerie André-François Petit à Paris.

Un modèle spécial de montre, munie d'un mouvement électronique à diapason, a été construit par la maison Omega afin d'être inséré dans la sculpture. Notons que le haricot qui la surmonte se dévisse pour permettre de l'enlever.

Dali développa, dans les années 1930, une suite de représentations allégoriques du Temps incluant des horloges et des montres.

D'après "Catalogue d'œuvres choisies"
Catherine Cardinal, Jean-Michel Piguet,
Éditions Institut l'homme et le temps, 1999


Collection of MIH (MUSEE INTERNATIONAL D'HORLOGERIE)

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Walter Wayle Wall Clock by Philippe Starck -circa 1989

Walter Wayle Wall Clock by Philippe Starck -circa 1989Walter Wayle Wall Clock
Year of production: 1989
Model: Walter Wayle II
Dimensions: 25.4 x 25.4 x 5.1 cm
Material: Thermoplastic resin
Manufacturer: Alessi
Designer: Philippe Starck


Philippe Starck, designer of half-a-million dollar Richard Mille watches as well as the mass produced models for Fossil created this wall clock sculpture for Alessi in 1989 and is part of the MOMA (Museum of Modern Art) Design Collection. Two propeller/flipper style hands for hours and minutes.

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At the Museums -1660 Renaissance Crystal Neck Watch & 1930s Art Deco Digital Lamp

At the Museums -1660 Renaissance Crystal Neck Watch & 1930s Art Deco Digital Lamp
The Beyer Watch & Clock Museum in Zurich is putting together a nice looking website. In its early stages, you can see some of their collection like the 1660 Jacques Sermand rock crystal neck watch above and the 1930s digital art deco lamp below.

"The rock-crystal case is made of one piece with four arches and features, on the outside, an engraved and fire-gilt bronze setting with a hinge for the lid and movement. The lid above the dial is also cut out of rock-crystal and serves as protective cover. The engraved dial, three rings in silver for the ho urs I to XII, the date I to 3 land the weekdays. The moonphase is visible in the small window on the left with another square window above, indicating the age of the moon. Three blued iron hands."

At the Museums -1660 Renaissance Crystal Neck Watch & 1930s Art Deco Digital LampAt the Museums -1660 Renaissance Crystal Neck Watch & 1930s Art Deco Digital LampClose-up of the digital display in base

At the Museums -1660 Renaissance Crystal Neck Watch & 1930s Art Deco Digital Lamp1940s Hidden dial pop-up wristwatch

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First Taste of Mocha - The Museum of Contemporary Horological Art

First Taste of Mocha - The Museum of Contemporary Horological Art
Harry Tan of WatchingHorology has just uploaded photos of the first exhibit at the Mocha (Museum of Contemporary Horological Art). The opening is part of the many events at the 2007 Tempus Temple of Time watch fair in Singapore this week.

See his Flckr show here-->LINK

Many modern masterpieces are represented from; Urwerk, Vianney Halter, Tag Heuer, MB&F, DeBethune, Audemars Piguet, Harry Winston, Daniel Roth, Alain Silberstein, Richard Mille, Ulysse Nardin, Panerai, Rolex, Gerald Genta, Hautlence, Breguet, Hublot, and more.

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