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Our Vision - October 2017

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OCTOPOD  

MB&F’s new aquatic creature takes the plunge into the horological universe! The Octopod continues the brand’s marine inspiration with the eight-legged clock that looks every bit like a sea-creature, and yet is perfectly home on land! The eight-leg, eight-day clock Octopod blends contemporary design with kinetic sculpture and a transparent bubble filled with precision horology. It has been conceived by MB&F and built by Switzerland’s premier clock maker, L’Epée 1839.

It has eight articulated legs and each leg can be individually adjusted to varying heights, enabling Octopod to rest securely on the most uneven of surfaces, just like a real octopus. Also, a lot takes place in Octopod’s completely transparent spherical ‘head’. This transparent sphere is gimballed in a similar way to how traditional ship chronometers were gimballed, although on one axis rather than two, so that they remained flat despite all the movement. With the Octopod’s case, the gimbal ensures that no matter what angle or height it sits, it is easy to rotate the bubble so that the time display inside is at the ideal plane for maximum legibility. The Octopod’s clockwork is suspended inside its crystalline sphere, so that it appears to be floating in space or water!

OCTOPOD