The Largest Suspended Clock Ever Designed!
This monumental work meets the sweet name of AoyAmA, meaning Blue Mountain.
Yet, it’s red, white and stainless steel that she will be wearing for proudly overlooking the streets of Tokyo including this monumental clock carries the name, 9 m in height on the pediment of a concept store.
According to dictfurniture.com, the clock is designed with a pendulum of 4 meters long, a tangle of circular and pendulum, the wheels of 2.3 m and 1.5 m diameters movements…
Millions of Japanese will be able to discover the work and know-how of UTINAM Besançon and its francs-comtois providers.
And for the most francophile of them, they can read the inscription in French: “We are children time did grow up in the circle of life”, signed UTINAM Besançon!
In addition to its impressive dimensions, monumental clock AoyAmA, it also is a concentrate of technical prowess, with innovative systems ever implemented until then… Seismic zone requires! For example the lever by its gravitational force will cause the pendulum consisting of permanent magnets, the formed dial of a planetary gear set allows to run a satellite to the rhythm of the second, on the inner edge of this…
Birth a clock
In January 2013 at the fair Maison & Objet in Paris, Kazunori, the Director of the VIA BUS STOP museum and his assistant Ayumi fall under the charm of the early clocks UTINAM Besançon. He bought the new version of ‘Pop Up’ for its Tokyo Office and decides to come in person and collect… Upon his arrival at Besançon, he is overwhelmed by the MATRIX, the TGV station clock! It’s decided, it will integrate a creation of Philippe LEBRU at the heart of his new project, a concept store in the heart of the neighborhood of Aoyama in Tokyo. The project has been validated in may 2014 at the Venice Biennale with the Japanese architect Utsumi.
The frank (county) touch!
If the project is orchestrated by UTINAM, Philippe LEBRU has surrounded himself in his usual top regional experts. He thus entrusted the pre-study on the basis of his drawings at the University of Franche-Comté, IUT GMP and the school of watchmaking of Morteau. DIFRA society is responsible for the study and the mechanical production; and also Plimetal, Millot, GPI, Usodom, Kartes and Anodest companies are shared work. All the parts are assembled in the buildings of the “cultural wasteland” of Besançon.
Weight: 1 ton
Width: 4 m
Height: 5 m
Colors: red, white and stainless steel
Height of the pendulum: 5 m
Wheel diameter: 2.3 m and 1.5 m
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