Introducing the first collaboration between Spacestronaut and Berthen: The Memosail.
Released in 1972, the Memosail is one of the earliest examples of a regatta watch. Featuring a 10 minute countdown timer on the dial, with the word "START" at full display when reaching zero, the watch took its place as one of the most unique pieces of its era.
At the heart of this piece was the Valjoux 7737 caliber, an exclusive, patented movement that moved the countdown disc anti-clockwise at the start of a button.
Inspired by the purpose behind this watch, Spacestronaut created a unique piece using the movement to create a sailing boat representing the regattas.
We had been talking about a collaboration for a while, when suddenly we saw the potential to help get his ideas into the hands of more people. We worked hard to recreate in a two-dimensional art piece the detail of the gears and other watch components. The result is a completely unique depiction of a watch that has influenced aquatic sporting events to this day.
While the original artwork was restricted in its dimensions by the size of the movement, we took advantage of the versatility of line art to increase the size to 12 inches by 12 inches. This makes the artwork very well proportioned to display on any wall.
Printed on gallery-quality canvas using eco-friendly archival inks, this art piece will last for generations. It can be framed in a traditional photographic frame or stretched on wood.
Limited Edition of 25 pieces, free shipping to the Continental United States.
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