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WatchTime - - Sihh 2018 - The New Watches -

— One of the most in­ter­est­ing col­lab­o­ra­tions we saw in Geneva was be­tween MB&F and Sarpaneva. MB&F is one of the world’s fore­most pro­duc­ers of avant-garde time­pieces and Sarpaneva is run by Stepan Sarpaneva, a Fin­nish watch­maker with a pas­sion for moon-phase dis­plays. is is the se­cond lu­nar-fo­cused col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween the two in­de­pen­dent brands, join­ing the orig­i­nal Moon­ma­chine from 2012. What makes the Moon­ma­chine 2 unique is that rather than a tra­di­tional en­graved moon-phase in­di­ca­tor, it has the world’s first pro­jected moon-phase dis­play. is pro­jec­tion is made pos­si­ble through an op­ti­cal prism, which re­fracts the hours, min­utes and moon disks in their flat po­si­tions so they ap­pear per­pen­dic­u­lar to the en­gine. ere are three to­tal moons through­out the time­piece, two mounted on the moon disk, cy­cling be­tween the jump hour and run­ning min­utes in­di­ca­tor. e third (larger) Sarpaneva moon is set on the wind­ing ro­tor. e moons are made of gold, fin­ished by hand and are some of the small­est moons that Sarpaneva has ever worked on. e Moon­ma­chine 2 is avail­able in three lim­ited edi­tions of 12 time­pieces each, one in full ti­ta­nium with white-gold moons and a light blue sky, one in black­ened ti­ta­nium with white-gold moons and a dark blue sky, and one in rose gold and ti­ta­nium with rose-gold moons and an an­thracite sky. Prices are CHF 88,000 for the ti­ta­nium mod­els and CHF 95,000 for the rose-gold ver­sion.

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