Arachnophobia

15’300.00 CHF

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Designer and Manufacturer:
MB&F / L'Epée 1839

Performance Art Piece between L'Epée 1839 and MB&F.

Arachnophobia is not only an eye-catching three-dimensional sculpture but also an impeccably finished table (and wall) clock that tells the time using two hands supported by eight legs.

The body is outfitted with a black dome with white numerals depicting the hours and minutes. The head houses the regulator with its oscillating balance wheel, while the other end contains the mainspring barrel, which powers the movement.

The eight legs are connected to the clock "body" by ball-and-socket joints. By rotating them the legs can be made to go flat, turning them around again allows them to stand up high like the Bourgeois sculpture that inspired them. The front legs can also be made to go flat while the six others maintain the standing position.

While Arachnophobia is not nearly as large as the sculpture that inspired it (giant monumental spider sculpture called Maman created by Louise Bougeois) at 405 mm in diameter with the legs fully extended, or hanging on a wall, it is certainly large enough to make a real impression. Though whether that impression is positive or negative depends on how much you enjoy creepy-crawlies.

Specifications:

Display:

Hours and minutes: curved hands rotate to indicate hours and minutes on a polished, central dome featuring MB&F’s signature numerals.

Movement:

L’Epée in-house designed and manufactured movement

Balance frequency: 18,000 bph / 2.5Hz

Power reserve of 8 days

218 components and 11 jewels

Incabloc shock protection system

Mechanism in palladium-plated brass or gold-plated brass

Winding: key winding and time setting on underside of clock

Movement finishing: includes Côtes de Genève, anglage, polishing, sand-blasting, circular and vertical satin finishing

Dimensions:

Height (legs extended) 203 mm ; clock diameter (legs flat) 405 mm; movement dimensions 75.3 x 134.9 x 63.8 mm

Weight: gold-plated version 1.96 kg; black version 0.98 kg

 

Available in black and 18k yellow gold-plated editions.

 

The delivery time depends of the stock quantity. It will be confirmed after your order by email or you can contact us (info@madgallery.ch / +41 22 508 10 38) to know it in advance.