The Timeburner by Miki Eleta in collaboration with Marc Jenni was shown at Baselworld 2015. It has been designed as a tribute to the early combustion engines. The timepiece sports a time representation that is based on piston and features an industrial look with a unique case.
It has been inspired from tack-tack sound of a motorcycle engine and Bosnian cargo trains along with many other combustion engines. According to the creator, the timepiece is a tribute to the combustion engines from early 19th century.
Timeburner, as expected, features a bizarre yet unique approach to display time. It comes with a small opening that has been incorporated at the six o’clock position on dial where the passing of hours is displayed. The window’s base has a small indicator that tells where the time should be read from.
The minutes are displayed in even a more different way. The minutes are governed by the piston located at the nine o’clock position where it moves in and out to the left of the dial along a straight measure. The piston’s rod via its direction, will direct the user if the minutes have to be read from the top or bottom of the indication. When the rod points down, the 0-30 minute line is to be used and if it is pointing up you have to make use of 30-60 minute line.
The case of the timepiece has been created from stainless steel and measures in at 1.88inches across and sports 3 ATM water resistance. It comes with a manual winding caliber located inside that is able to hold a 46 hour power stored in it as reserve.
Three colors will be launched with each 99 units for each color. There is no word pertaining to the pricing as of yet though.