Grenade (Black Raven)
The Grenade is produced in a limited edition of 99 pieces for each color. The Grenade is the most accessible priced item in the L’Epée 1839 ecosystem.
Grenade is modelled after the historical MKII grenade with an M6A4C fuse that uses a pin that is pulled to activate the explosive. In a similar way, the L’Epée 1839 Grenade features a pin that doubles as the key, which when pulled allows for setting the time and winding the eight-day movement. The moment you pull the pin on a grenade the mind is focused: the grenade is live, and you must concentrate on the here and now to survive.
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18,000 vph / 2.5 Hz
Multilevel vertical architecture
Balance frequency: 2.5 Hz / 18,000 vibrations/h
Power reserve 8 days
Hours and minutes are displayed on black aluminium disks with engraved numerals
Time is set with grenade pin on top of frame, mainspring wound on bottom of frame
Number of Components
Dimensions: 120.5 mm (height) x 77.6 mm (width) x 66.6 mm (depth)
Weight: 620 g (real MKII grenade of same shape is 600 – 630 g)
The Grenade’s structure and discs are made out of aluminium
The movement is made of palladium plated brass and stainless steel
Finish: polished, satin brushed, sandblasted.
Inspired and modelled after the historical MKII grenade
Grenade’s frame is composed of five distinct plates and six vertical supports, all notched and interlocking to resemble the grooved shell of the original MKII grenade. The key pin, which is safely stored in the fuse-shaped frame atop the structure when not in use, is removed and inserted onto a post in the center of the top plate to set the time. A small pointer, modelled after the 1915 German stick grenade, indicates the hours and minutes as they rotate slowly by on disks.