Halloween Time: Hallucination by Berd Vay’e

Heads up, Halloween revelers: This one’s for you. This limited-edition sculpture collection by Berd Vay’e exhibits a bit of something for everyone, actually, and is really quite something to see.

It’s called Hallucination, Berd’s first-ever two-in-one sculpture, featuring the likeness of a skull comprising between 1,000 and 1,500 vintage watch parts, encased—appearing to float, rather—in a translucent cube of Lucite.

Berd Vaye Hallucination sculpture
The skull reflects through its Lucite cube

To create, the company’s artisans form a mold of the skull shape in Lucite, hand-placing the collection of vintage watch gear—barrels, wheels, springs, pinions, bridges, watch hands, all completely restored and polished—along its exterior. This sculpture is baked in a highly pressurized, 1,000-degree oven. This interior skull is then “frozen in time”—baked in a cube of Lucite. The process results in this psychedelic, what-am-I-seeing-here-exactly objet d’art, with a jewelry component that’s major for watch fans, retailers, heck, even history buffs. Not to mention fans of the macabre, who’d like every day to be Halloween.

Berd Vaye Hallucination sculpture
An up-close look at the skull shape, covered in vintage watch parts

Our editor-in-chief Victoria Gomelsky first wrote about Berd Vay’e in the March/April 2018 issue of JCK magazine, when the company offered just seven SKUs. There have been a couple of new additions (an hourglass-shape sculpture, an additional size of its Time Framed collection, and now this), but don’t look for any sort of mega-expansion: These limited-edition pieces each take a painstaking amount of time to make—not to mention  sourcing their parts.

The Hallucination sculpture weighs 39 pounds and measures 9.5 x 9.5 x 9.5 inches. It’s limited to 999 pieces with a retail price of $6,999. Each piece from the collection is numbered and comes with a sterling silver plaque, gloves, and certificate of authenticity. For retailers, and for more information, visit berdvaye.com.

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