This timepiece marries abstract concepts with mechanical wonders
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.