AQUATIC TIME­KEEPER

This time­piece mar­ries ab­stract con­cepts with me­chan­i­cal won­ders

The Peak (Hong Kong) - - Contents -

Wel­come to the whim­si­cal freak show by MB&F, where mun­dane time­pieces are trans­formed into keep­sake art pieces that tapped into the world of bi­ol­ogy, science and fic­tion. This time the lux­ury watch­maker and cre­ator is join­ing hands with long-term part­ner Swiss clock maker L’epée and presents the new Oc­to­pod clock.

The time­piece is of course, in­spired by oc­to­puses. Just like a real oc­to­pus, it fea­tures eight in­di­vid­ual ki­netic legs with each leg ad­justable to vary­ing heights. On top of this “stand­ing-frame” lies a large and trans­par­ent spher­i­cal head, which seems to be float­ing in air thanks to an anti-re­flec­tive treated glass base­plate. With in­spi­ra­tion drawn from the de­sign of gim­bal-mounted ma­rine chronome­ters, the glob­u­lar head is mounted on a piv­ot­ing mount which en­ables the clock to be tilted to the op­ti­mum an­gle for view­ing. This quirky cre­ation will make the per­fect time­keeper at the of­fice desk of an ec­cen­tric bil­lion­aire ge­nius.

This new de­sign is pre­sented in three colours: black PVD, blue PVD and pal­la­dium, with 50 pieces avail­able for each ref­er­ence.

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