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MB&F + L'Épée 1839

Sherman

MB&F + L'Épée 1839

Sherman

Sherman doesn't walk, talk, weld cars, or roam Mars. He doesn't try to kill Sarah Connor, help Luke Skywalker, warn Will Robinson, star in feature-length films, or enforce the law. In fact, Sherman really only does two things, but he does both extremely well. Sherman tells the time - it is an impeccably finished 8-day power reserve and 148-component mechanical table clock. And Sherman makes people smile, which is probably the world's most useful and emotionally valuable complication.

Sherman is available in limited editions of 200 palladium-plated pieces and 200 gold-plated pieces.

On request

Availability: Sold out

On request

Availability: Sold out

14‘900 CHF

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Description

Sherman

Conceived and developed by MB&F, engineered and crafted by L’Epée 1839, Sherman is the result of Maximilian Büsser’s on-going quest to revisit his childhood, during which he hankered for a robot friend. Sherman's name – as his continuous tracked undercarriage hints at – is derived from the prolific M4 Sherman tank used by the USA and its allies in World War II. While the name may have originated in a war scenario, he is most definitely a robot of peace, since Sherman is fitted with the most powerful weapon of all: the ability to make you smile.

The movement plates and bridges of the clock make up the skeleton and body of the robot; Sherman’s mainspring barrel bridge extends down to support his rubber caterpillar tracks, movement spacers act as shoulders for the arms, and his eyes are bolt heads supporting the regulator. The transparent dome on Sherman's head reveals his mechanical brain. Sherman's arms can be manipulated into nearly any configuration, and his hands can be used to hold items.


The Creator

L'EPÉE 1839

For over 175 years, L'Epée has been at the forefront of watch and clock making. Today, it is the unique specialised manufacture in Switzerland dedicated to making high-end clocks.

L'Epée was founded in 1839, initially to make music box and watch components, by Auguste L’Epée who set up the business near Besançon, France. L'Epée is now based in Delémont in the Swiss Jura Mountains. Under the guidance of CEO Arnaud Nicolas, L’Epée 1839 has developed an exceptional table clock collection, encompassing a range of sophisticated classic carriage clocks, contemporary design clocks (Le Duel) and avant-garde, minimalist clocks (La Tour). Complications include retrograde seconds, power reserve indicators, perpetual calendars, tourbillons and striking mechanisms – all designed and manufactured in-house. Ultra-long power reserves have become a signature of the brand.

For over 175 years, L'Epée has been at the forefront of watch and clock making. Today, it is the unique specialised manufacture in Switzerland dedicated to making high-end clocks.

L'Epée was founded in 1839, initially to make music box and watch components, by Auguste L’Epée who set up the business near Besançon, France. L'Epée is now based in Delémont in the Swiss Jura Mountains. Under the guidance of CEO Arnaud Nicolas, L’Epée 1839 has developed an exceptional table clock collection, encompassing a range of sophisticated classic carriage clocks, contemporary design clocks (Le Duel) and avant-garde, minimalist clocks (La Tour). Complications include retrograde seconds, power reserve indicators, perpetual calendars, tourbillons and striking mechanisms – all designed and manufactured in-house. Ultra-long power reserves have become a signature of the brand.

Specifications

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ENGINE

Manual winding with a key L’Epée 1839 in-line eight-day movement, designed and manufactured in house
Incabloc shock protection system
Power reserve: 8 days
Balance frequency: 2.5 Hz / 18,000 bph
148 components and 17 jewels

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DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT

Size:14,3cm x 10,9cm (depending on position of the arms) x 8cm
Weight: 0.9kg

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BODY / FRAME

Palladium-plated; or gold-plated or gem-set with 477 high-quality VVS diamonds around the eyes, hour markers and head for diamonds editions

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CATERPILLAR TRACKS

His rubber caterpillar tracks are fully functional and, with a little help from a friend, he can roll over the rugged terrain of a typical office desk.

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ARTICULATED ARMS

Sherman's arms can be manipulated into nearly any configuration, and his hands can be used to hold items like a pen or his winding key.


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