The unusual partnership between contemporary mechanical luxury watchmaking lab MB&F and Switzerland's premier clock maker, L’Epée 1839 now gives birth to an eight legged horology sculpture that in fact is an eight day mechanical clock inspired by cephalopods, marine chronometers and The Abyss.
Indications and complications
Hours, minutes and finely counter-balanced regulator mounted on minute hand
Dimensions: 28 cm long x 28 cm high (standing), 45 cm long x 22 cm high (crouching)
Weight: 4.2 kg
Frame: Stainless steel, nickel and palladium plated brass
Components (body, legs and sphere): 309
8 legs each composed of 31 pieces
Articulation released by a button in each leg, can be locked in two positions (standing or extended)
360° rotation in both vertical and horizontal planes with 3 sand-blasted and satin-finished brass rings
Two Polycarbonate hemispheres joined by a satin-finished three-piece band
L’Epée in-house designed and manufactured
Baseplate in transparent mineral glass, anti-reflective coating both sides
Balance frequency: 2.5 Hz / 18,000 bph
Power reserve: 8 days from single barrel
Components movement: 159
Incabloc shock protection system protected by mineral glass
Materials: palladium-plated brass, stainless steel and nickel-plated brass
Manual-winding: the double-depth square socket key sets time and winds movement
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