After the successful launch of the HM7 Aquapod, the first aquatic wristwatch to come from their company, MB&F have made the decision to make yet another foray once again into the marine world. However, their approach this time is going to come with a difference in that this time, they are going to be taking that dive with a dive buddy. That is why they are pleased to announce the OCTOPOD table clock, a table clock which was co-created as a partnership between MB&F and L’Epée 1839.
Think about having a chance to view octopus, cephalopods and other eight-limbed creatures. Think about the wonderful innovation put into the marine compass – and the bathysphere from the 1989 classic movie The Abyss… amalgamate all this and throw in a total of 468 fine-finished components. The end product of all this is the Octopod. It is a nifty and highly effective application of technology that perfectly blends a beautiful contemporary design with kinetic sculpture as well as a transparent bubble filled with the traditional horology.
It was first conceived by MB&F and L’Epée 1839, the premier clock makers in Switzerland, manufactured it. Octopod is built sturdily, as it stands or crouches thanks to a total of eight articulated legs. In Octopod’s completely transparent and spherical-shaped head, gimballed like traditional ship chronometers, the creature’s brain, beautifully suspended inside its crystalline sphere- the baseplate of the movement consists of a virtually invisible, antireflective see-through plate made of glass. Octopod’s eight-day movement is a development that represents a new direction for L’Epée 1839, as it now includes a rotating escapement as a part of the minute hand.
Octopod is currently available for purchase in 3 limited editions of 50 pieces. The colors available are black PVD, blue PVD, and palladium (silver) and the retail price has been set at CHF 35,000 (it is important to note that this price includes VAT as well, so you don’t need to worry about paying that separately).