Monday, March 27, 2017

MB&F Destination Moon Mechanical hand-wound Watch

MB&F Destination Moon Mechanical hand-wound Watch
MB&F and L’Epée 1839 remind us how 1960s sci-fi saw the future, with a rocket-clock that comes with an 8-day power reserve and just enough empty space for our imagination to fill. Introducing Destination Moon. Conceived by MB&F and built by L’Epée 1839, it shows hours and minutes on two discs.

MB&F Destination Moon Mechanical hand-wound Watch
MB&F Destination Moon Mechanical hand-wound Watch
MB&F Destination Moon Mechanical hand-wound WatchMB&F Destination Moon Mechanical hand-wound Watch
MB&F Destination Moon Mechanical hand-wound WatchMB&F Destination Moon Mechanical hand-wound Watch

The movement borrows the vertical structure of a real-life spaceship, with an oversized winding crown in the base. Precision is controlled by a regulator below the time display, protected by near-invisible mineral glass. In a tip of the hat to kids' toys, the horizontal circular plates are perforated, like pieces of Meccano. Magnetically attached to the ladder that connects the power-thrusting crown to the movement is Neil the astronaut, on his way to space and all its wonders. Each of the four executions – black, green or blue PVD or palladium (silver) – is proposed as a 50-piece limited series.

Movement
Mechanical hand-wound, designed and manufactured by L’Epée, multi-stage vertical architecture, 164 components, 17 jewels, 18,000 vib/h, Incabloc shock protection system, 8-day power reserve from a single barrel.
Functions
Hours, minutes.
Case
Rocket: Satin-finished steel, 41.4 x 23.3 cm diameter, 4 kg weight. Wound by rotating the propulsion wheel at the base of the rocket, time-setting knob at the top of the movement, above the indication rings. Neil figurine in polished silver with steel head and magnetic fixation.
Dial
Display: Hours and minutes on two rotating black discs.

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