Gong Repeater. Vacheron Constantin

The concept of Gong Repeater is directly inspired from the mechanical techniques found in “Haute Horlogerie”, which I discovered at Vacheron Constantin, in particular the fascinating relationship between time and sound as heard in their minute repeaters. For centuries the gong has been a way to communicate time passing and so I was keen to creating a device which would indicate time through sound. In order to give a unique and mystic dimension and transmit ancestral values, I have chosen to work with a brass bowl from Tibet. Used for prayers, this object is the heart of my project. The contrast between this old gong and my contemporary clock illustrate the mechanical principal of the minute repeater watch from Vacheron Constantin. When a hand passes the sensor, the clock rings hours, quarters and minutes.

Material: Aluminium, brass, electronic components, plexiglass.

Designed at Ecal.

Photo: Jordi Pla

Company: Vacheron Constantine

Gong Repeater it's a clock that tell's time with sound produced form the bell on the middle. Designed by Jordi Pla
Gong Repeater it's a clock that tell's time with sound produced form the bell on the middle. Designed by Jordi Pla
Gong Repeater it's a clock that tell's time with sound produced form the bell on the middle. Designed by Jordi Pla
Gong Repeater it's a clock that tell's time with sound produced form the bell on the middle. Designed by Jordi Pla
Gong Repeater it's a clock that tell's time with sound produced form the bell on the middle. Designed by Jordi Pla
Gong Repeater it's a clock that tell's time with sound produced form the bell on the middle. Designed by Jordi Pla