Baselworld 2015: Miki Eleta Timeburner Live Report

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    Baselworld 2015: Miki Eleta Timeburner Live Report

    AHCI members are known for pushing the boundaries of time machines (no longer considered timepieces) with the likes of Vianney Halter, Felix Baumgartner, Vincent Calberese, Christiaan Van der Klaauw, Peter Speak-Marin, Miki Eleta with Marc Jenni.

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    Marc Jenni explaining how the piston functions

    Timeburner is designed by Miki Eleta and powered by Marc Jenni. Miki Eleta is well known for his clockmaking skills and Marc Jenni for his complicated movements.

    Timeburner is a steampunk machine with a play on a piston of an internal combustion engine. As Marc stated "Just like an engine transforms chemical energy (petrol) into mechanical energy (movement); TIMEBURNER converts the owner's ignition and winding of the spark plug (crown) into mechanical movement and drives the piston along a non-linear time scale. This piston replaces the hands in the role of telling the time."

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    The launch of Timeburner was marked with the members of Hell's Angels Zurich chapter. The riders from Zurich loved this watch and wanted to support Miki's creation.

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    The watch is 48mm wide with an untreated bronze bezel and crown. There is unique/custom numbered "license plate" on the underside of the piston and crown. It is a hand wound movement based on Unitas 6497-1 movement but completely re-worked by Marc Jenni.

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    Details of the movement:
    Winding: manual, bidirectional
    Functions: hour and minutes
    Movement: Unitas cal. 6497-1 modified by Marc Jenni
    Finishing: ground surface with bead blasted cut-outs and decorations
    Coating: Rhodium plated
    Piston: Aluminium with black indication line
    Rod & crankshaft: Rhodium plated coating on bead blasted
    brass with 1 jewel
    Power reserve: 46 hours
    Jewels: 18
    Frequency: 18’000 v/h

    The dial comes in either silver plated or black chrome plated. Each version is limited to 99 machines. Visit Timeburner website for more information.

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    Re: Baselworld 2015: Miki Eleta Timeburner Live Report

    I love the bezel and especially the dial, it baffles me how it was built...Miki Eleta, nice one! I think I have to consider one in the nearest future...Cheers!

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    Re: Baselworld 2015: Miki Eleta Timeburner Live Report

    It's cool but too darn big for my wrist. It's an event piece.

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    Re: Baselworld 2015: Miki Eleta Timeburner Live Report

    Extremely cool timepiece. I never would of known if you did not post. Thanks for sharing.

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    Re: Baselworld 2015: Miki Eleta Timeburner Live Report

    What I love about this piece is that it is not afraid of polarising people. You might like it or hate it; but it leaves no one indifferent. Brave move, especially for an independent watchmaker.

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