MB&F has consistently been about joint efforts with different watchmakers, creators and companions. Everything about the company rotates around these joint efforts, which have prompted the creation, over the 11 years of presence of the brand , of probably the boldest watches of current days. However, not just watches… These joint-adventures have additionally created some super cool pieces, for example, music machines or in any event, timekeeping UFOs, a blend between craftsmanship models and table clocks. After Destination Moon, Balthazar or Melchior, every one of them enlivened by space and science fiction, here now is Octopod, the most current collab table-clock made with L’Epée 1839 – and this time we are taken into amphibian themes.
Until mid 2017, the greater part of the watches or clocks coming out of Max Büsser’s mind were predominantly motivated by childhood souvenirs, zeroed in on subjects like space , science fiction comics or sports-vehicles – except for the steampunk-situated Legacy Machines . Nonetheless, during the most recent version of the SIHH, MB&F accompanied a surprising creation – sudden chiefly as a result of the motivation that drove its plan. The name of this piece was the HM7, an amphibian roused watch , with a significant strong and noteworthy plan (really…) That equivalent subject that enlivened the brand’s first programmed watch returns on one more joint effort piece made with clock-creator L’Epée 1839 (a long haul accomplice of MB&F for such pieces), with Octopod – a definitive companion for your HM7 watch .
Let’s get things straight out of the container: Octopod is a completely insane and absolutely alluring UTO (unidentified timekeeping object). With Octopod, MB&F proceeds with its investigation of sea-going topics what began with the HM7 Aquapod, by making an eight-legged, eight-day clock propelled by cephalopods, transforming this into a creative watch – something that you’ll certainly be glad to show on your work-work area or your end table (and be certain that it will draw your guests’ attention).
As regularly with pieces made by MB&F and L’Epée, Octopod is completely expressed, and it stands or hunches because of its eight explained legs. Every leg can be independently acclimated to fluctuating statures, empowering Octopod to lay safely on the most lopsided of surfaces, much the same as a genuine octopus. On top of this “standing-frame”, much the same as the ocean beast that enlivened it, is an enormous and completely straightforward round “head”… The cerebrum of this table clock, and furthermore its thumping heart.
This “glass bubble” is gimballed, much the same as antique Marine Chronometers were (to stay in a level situation notwithstanding the pitching and moving of the boat). On account of the MB&F Octopod, the gimbal guarantees that regardless of the point, it is not difficult to turn the air pocket so the time show inside is at the ideal plane for most extreme legibility.
Inside the “head” of Octopod is the whole development, the cerebrum and heart of the monster: the escapement and controlling organ of the clock is situated on the moment arm, implying that the whole thumping heart works a 360-degree rotation every hour. Possibly not a genuine tourbillon (according to Breguet’s patent), yet this never standing situation of the controlling organ actually forestalls the negative impacts of having a stable escapement. Furthermore the specialized favorable circumstances of such a development, it is, without saying, very interesting to look at.
As we’ve seen, on Octopod, time is demonstrated by the methods for two arms (one of which quite comprises the controlling organ) for the minutes, just as another bolt formed arm, in dark, for the sign of the hours. Additionally, when you look carefully, you’ll find the secret of this development, which appears to glide inside the “head” of the octopus. Surely, the entire type is set on a straightforward glass plate that has been treated with against intelligent covering on the two sides so it is for all intents and purposes imperceptible. As normal with MB&F x L’Epée pieces, the development is painstakingly completed and enriched, with cleaned steel parts, Geneva stripes, straight brushing…
The new MB&F x L’Epée Octopod table-clock will be created in 3 distinct tones (for the arms), in black PVD, blue PVD, and palladium (silver). Every release will be restricted to 50 pieces, with a retail cost of CHF 35,000 (before charges). Furthermore, truth be told, I know there’s a specific pointlessness in such pieces, be that as it may, I couldn’t want anything more than to have this time-demonstrating active figure on my working-work area, gazing at me when expounding on the universe of watches… More subtleties on mbandf.com and lepee1839.ch .
Technical Specifications – MB&F Octopod Table Clock
- Body: Stainless steel, nickel and palladium plated metal casing – 309 components – 8 enunciated legs each composed of 31 pieces – 28cm long × 28cm elevated status), (45cm long × 22cm high (squatting) – Weight: 4.2kg
- Sphere: 360° pivot in both vertical and even planes – Two Polycarbonate sides of the equator joined by a glossy silk completed three-piece band
- Movement: planned and produced by L’Epée 1839 – Baseplate in straightforward mineral glass – 2.5Hz recurrence – 8-day power save from a solitary barrel –
- Indications: Hours, minutes and finely counteracted mounted on moment hand
- Availability: 50 pieces for each tone (dark PVD, blue PVD, palladium)
- Price: CHF 35,000 (ex. taxes)