The High-Impact Horological Sculptures Of Berd Vaye

These impressively proportioned ornaments are a gearhead's delight.
The High-Impact Horological Sculptures Of Berd Vaye
Making works of art out of watch and clock parts is a long-standing sideline in the history of horology – there is something intrinsically fascinating about the shapes of gears, and pinions, and the snakelike loops of springs. I'm not sure when exactly it was that the first unsung genius thought of embedding watch parts in a transparent medium, but it's been done for many years and small Lucite blocks with parts embedded within like so many butterflies in amber – often with the name of a watch brand on them – have been floating around for almost as long as I can remember being interested in watches, which is longer than I'd like to think. However, as is so often the case, it is not what do so much as it is how you do it that makes something interesting or not, and I don't think I've ever seen anything in the genre of horological decorative sculpture quite as impactful as the sculptures from Berd Vaye.

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