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1971 Pierre Cardin Espace Watch Line


After designing collarless suits for the Beatles in 1963 and Nasa Spacesuits in 1970, Pierre Cardin launched his very brief Espace watch line in 1971. Cardin was an O.G. of the space-age set along with Andre Courrèges, Mary Quant, Rudi Gernreich, and Paco Rabanne, all creating clothing for the future where you'd be accompanied by your best friend and confidant, Barbarella. Made of metal blocks, lucite cubes, layered disks, contouring arcs, smoky crystals, bold stripes or flying saucer-shaped Futuro domes, most are very rare. (Click image for detail.) With many unearthed prototypes and scarce models they're often a challenge to find. Ranging in price from $200-$1000, all are mechanical watches fitted with handwound Jaeger FE-68 movements and many are on display here.


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