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Luxury Design: Meet the Limited Edition Octopod Table Clock by MB&FThursday 1 March 2018
Luxury Design: Meet the Limited Edition Octopod Table Clock by MB&F ⇒ Best Known for transforming traditional watchmaking techniques into futuristic and unconventional timekeeping machines, the Swiss watchmaking brand, MB&F has delivered, once again, one of the most innovative timepieces ever, the Octopod Table Clock. The timepiece was co-created with L’Epée 1839 and inspired by marine creature, more specifically an Octapus, cephalopods and deep sea technology, take, for instance, the bathysphere from the 1989 James Cameron classic, The Abyss.
The ingenious OCTOPOD design is comprised of 468 fine-finished components and it truly does take the form of a robotic octopus with a significant change, spidery legs. The timepiece can be placed in a standing or crouching position and features a transparent spherical head. Its mechanisms and and movements appear to be completely suspended.
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The clock’s eight-day movement is a new innovation from L’Epée 1839 and it includes a rotating escapement located on the minute hand. The Octopod is available in 3 limited editions of 50 pieces each (black PVD, blue PVD, and palladium/silver) Each one is priced at CHF 35,000 which is about $36,445.
Founded by Maximilian Busser in 2005, the creations from MB&F strive for technical perfection while also recurring to a whimsical theme. Although their pieces may be quite rare and exclusive, whenever one gets the chance to hold them, they are completely mesmerised by them as they are the epitome of progressive design.
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