Jewelry is meant to dazzle. That has been its purpose since the inception of the industry and would remain unchanged, if not for the talents of young up-and-coming designers in the jewelry industry such as JPK. The creator of the Time Ring, John Pierre Kabbabe, with impeccable attention to detail, passion in every decision, and unwavering care brought to life a one of a kind masterpiece. Not just a master of the craft but also an artist with as high an appreciation for innovation as for technique, JPK sought to take jewelry to a whole new level. With his Time Ring, he takes us there, putting a refreshingly practical twist on the age-old dazzle.
Each 18K gold Time Ring is made to order—an inspired blend of JPK workmanship and the client’s personal desires. Being handmade from scratch by JPK himself, the Time Rings are not only unique in their exteriors but also in their inner workings. Clients can order Time Rings operating with either mechanical or automatic movements. They can also leave the inner workings exposed with a skeletal model. For those who don’t find the sophisticated interlocking of gears alluring, the mainspring can be beautifully tucked under a hand-crafted mother-of-pearl dial. Furthermore, JPK Time Rings can adapt to one’s changing tastes, primarily through the use of interchangeable bezels. And yes, all the bezels are custom-made and offered in a variety that can accommodate even the most demanding client’s fancy.
What these Time Rings do that truly marks them as a giant innovative step in the industry comes in the philosophy behind them: Time is perhaps the most objective aspect of our lives and reality in general; the ring is perhaps the most intimate and necessarily personal item of jewelry one can wear. In marrying the two, JPK Time Rings present time in a subjective, almost sensual manner. One cannot read the time without being aware of the hand presenting it. This is not a public time; the Time Ring makes it clear that this time belongs to the client. This time is an extension of the client’s body, measured alone for the client and for those secure within the client’s circle of influence.
When taken off, the Time Ring still can command a room with its strong, glamorous presence. This is especially true if displayed in the original box with its HD monitor lid, displaying a sample of bevels and other alterations the Time Ring can assume. Wherever in a room the Time Ring may be displayed, it will be in the center of the room.