The Unnamed Society – Winchester Reimagined (Silver/Snake/Arabesque)
- REF: B52 A000.G2000A8 HA.SNNA.1.1
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- Bespoke design available
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- Delivery time – 2 – 4 Weeks
£54,850.00 ex VAT
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The Unnamed Society - Winchester Reimagined (Silver/Snake/Arabesque) connects seemingly distant realms, merging the deep, dark, powerful vibes of natural python with the smooth lines of palladium and the art mechanics of clockmaking – it opens new worlds of perception. Like connective tissue, the arabesque engraving indulges the senses of sight and touch to create an ageless experience.
After crossing a new frontier in art and timekeeping with the first clock inspired by the legendary Winchester repeating rifle, the natural next step for The Unnamed Society x L’Épée was to explore the undiscovered country beyond. True to the spirit of the original that conquered the unknown West, this Limited Edition of Winchester, reimagined blazes a new trail into the world of interior art decoration and the Art of Gifting.
Each Winchester, reimagined work is a stunning addition in any setting. While it explodes aesthetic paradigms, it embodies the highest levels of craftmanship.
This Limited Collection takes the original concept that conquered the imagination of visionary collectors and appreciators of the finer things to the next level: a true-to-life reimagining of the legendary Winchester lever action rifle as a clock in a unique, unrivalled, unprecedented and unexpected context of materials, colors and textures.
The legend that won the West, reimagined to win the imagination.
What could be more inspiring than the object that so perfectly embodied the human need for adventure, to discover but also to make a stand and to defend? We speak of an age long gone, one that the Winchester revolutionized when it was first introduced almost a hundred and fifty years ago. Winchester, reimagined captures this spirit for today, uncompromisingly respectful of what it symbolizes yet daring to open new perspectives.
True works of art and sublime craftmanship – sensual, powerful, resolute.
Chapter III of Winchester, reimagined takes exceptional refinement in the choice of materials into uncharted territory. The bold statement made by the object is now matched with the bold combination of materials, colors and textures. The sleek, powerful lines are given a genuine freshness. A new, unexpected energy from unexpected associations to evoke unexpected emotions, for an endlessly fascinating experience. Not just to behold, but also in the way it unleashes a daring note in any space.
The choice of metals allows for every nuance of self-expression: Winchester, reimagined comes in variations of steel, gold PVD (3N), black PVD, as well as in a selection of bicolor (gold PVD-and-steel) iterations. Likewise, the stock and forestock provide the canvas for exploring new material combinations, truly pushing the boundaries of the rare and exotic: alligator, taurus, kangaroo, snake, lamb, shark, lizard, stingray, bloodwood, walnut, rosewood, oak, ebony.
The spectacular juxtaposition of materials and textures is matched only by the painstaking craftmanship that goes into the smallest detail.
Arabesque or The Tashi Touch?
In a respectful nod to the tradition of great gunsmithing, the receiver is engraved to further underscore the interplay of artistry at so many levels of perception. True to its trailblazing spirit, Winchester, reimagined also proposes an alternative to the classic arabesque motif: a modern interpretation of gun engraving by master bladesmith and knife designer Tashi Bharucha.
L’Épée – watchmaking at the service of a legend.
The original Winchester lever action repeating rifle introduced in 1866 was a gamechanger by its approach to loading ammunition, cocking the hammer and chambering the bullet in one rapid, fluid motion – with a lever actioned by the trigger hand. It allowed for excellent handling and accuracy – without prior training. Hitting your mark took only a calm hand and determination.
By 1866, the Swiss watchmaking Manufacture L’Épée had already been making precision clocks for 21 years. And yet, the Swiss manufacture would have been awed by the Winchester’s reliability and accuracy. Today, L’Épée is not just creating a unique timepiece, but recreating a piece of a unique time in its workshops in Delémont, in the heart of the Swiss Jura mountains.
The idea was never to bolt a clock to a gun. L’Épée reengineered the original’s hallmark loading and cocking mechanism to wind the timekeeping caliber and rethought its barrel system to indicate and set the time. On the original, the ammunition capacity without having to reload the magazine was 15 rounds. It is only logical for Winchester, reimagined to take 15 cocks of the lever to fully wind the mechanism, and generate a power reserve of approximately 7 days.
Beyond the object, the Art of Gifting
There is a simple, or perhaps not so simple, reason The Unnamed Society calls it the Art of Gifting: it is about far more than the object being gifted. From the mounting anticipation as you behold the magnificent leather case to the gratifying feeling of beholding something truly exceptional, and watching, mesmerized, as the light reflects off the masterfully worked materials, surfaces and textures – every facet of experiencing a creation by The Unnamed Society is carefully and subtly thought-through. So it is more intense, so it will endure.
The case is finished in the finest leather; the bespoke stand crafted from rich walnut allows Winchester, reimagined to be displayed to the fullest effect on a table, desk, mantel or wall.
A Limited Collection of 87 Art Pieces, each Winchester Reimagined is a one-off creation with its own unique juxtaposition of precious and unexpected materials, textures and colours.
This particular item is available and ready now and can be despatched as soon as funds have cleared and logistics have been finalised.
Please note that when delivered, this item is very large and very heavy.