After the HM7 Aquapod, the first aquatic wristwatch by MB&F, the creative mind of MB&F dives once again deep into the marine world – but this time, they’ve taken a dive buddy along: announcing the OCTOPOD table clock, co-created with the amazing friends from L’Epée 1839.
Think octopus, cephalopods and other eight-limbed creatures. Think marine compass – and the bathysphere from the 1989 classic The Abyss… Put that all together, with 468 fine-finished components, and you get Octopod: blending contemporary design with kinetic sculpture and a transparent bubble filled with traditional horology.
Conceived by MB&F and manufactured by Switzerland’s premier clock maker, L’Epée 1839, Octopod stands or crouches thanks to its eight articulated legs. In Octopod’s completely transparent spherical head, gimballed like traditional ship chronometers, the creature’s brain, mysteriously suspended inside its crystalline sphere – the baseplate of the movement is a virtually invisible, antireflective transparent glass plate. Octopod’s eight-day movement is an entirely new development by L’Epée 1839, including a rotating escapement located on the minute hand.
Octopod is available in 3 limited editions of 50 pieces each in black PVD, blue PVD, and palladium (silver). Retail price is CHF 35,000 + VAT.