La Toupie Four Hundred

One-off piece

When time becomes a game: La Toupie

La Toupie is the new chapter of art that invites subtle reflection. Jörg Hysek’s sculptures are the result of the expression of a philosophy unique to the artist, grounded in the perception of the present.
The artist’s passionate spirit, together with his philosophical quest, become manifest through his sculptures: farther from the mathematical gradients, the ‘instant’ is the only substantial benchmark.

Through this artwork, Jörg Hysek makes you wonder: Am I truly seizing the instant, or is the instant seizing me? It is about agility, curiosity and innocence… An encounter between balance and movement.”

La Toupie Four Hundred is another expression of “My instant”, where emotional time has an even greater relevance.

A unique moment is encapsulated by La Toupie; it is about getting lost in, and captured by, an instant.

The instant is yours to choose, but not only that. This piece of art also offers the possibility to play with the ephemerality of time. In this sense, La Toupie gives the observer the incredible possibility to experiment the work of art, to become part of it.

What truly matter is re-connecting to the childhood experience of the instant where rational time gets forgotten, to then is found again and remembered, through the reading of a particularly significant time.

In parallel, it is also a wonderful reminder that, although the moment may have passed in terms of the mathematical time, it still exists in the inner emotional landscape and can be re-evoked, again and again, through its unique time reference.

La Toupie four hundred, comes in four colours and measures  ø40cm.

La Toupie four hundred:

  • 40 x 31 cm
  • ø40cm
  • 20.8 KG
  • Aluminium, Steel
  • Three manual mobile discs
  • Made Switzerland

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If is there is one thing to which Jörg Hysek can legitimately lay claim, it is to having shaken up existing conventions in the world of Swiss watchmaking.

Born in 1953 in Berlin, from whence he emigrated to Switzerland in 1960, he graduated from the Central School of Art in London. While his studies focused on sculpting and painting, he has always been passionately interested in anything out of the ordinary and this now famous designer has never been one to merely blend in with the crowd.

In the late 1990s, after four years in the Rolex design department, Jörg set up his own studio Hysek Art. His work swiftly earned him acknowledgement in the watch industry thanks to the timepieces he dreamed up for the most prestigious brands such as Breguet, Vacheron Constantin, Audemars Piguet, TAG Heuer, Tiffany & Co, Ebel, Seiko and many others… All his creations reveal a distinctively different appearance and are imbued with a contemporary spirit.

Between 2005 and 2006, the artist organised a travelling exhibition of 30 of his canvases picking up the designs of his most striking watch creations. It toured the world with stopovers in New York, Barcelona, Kiev, Dubaï, Doha end Geneva, where the entire set of works was sold at auction. The genius of Hysek lies in a constantly evolving mind-set, and this much-sought-after but resolutely outward-looking artist and designer derives inspiration from his numerous maritime voyages.

As he likes to recall, his work is guided by a sole aim: transforming objects into works of art whose essence is expressed through a blend of technical sophistication and creativity.

The artist is currently devoting himself to his early passion for sculpture. His imposing works clearly and forcefully reveal his consistent aesthetic vision.