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MM 76.6000/001 – Arachnaphobia!

16″ dia. (legs flat) x 8″ (legs extended)

  • Made in Switzerland
  • Limited edition of 500 pieces
  • Gold plated, palladium-plated mechanism
  • 8-day power reserve, 11-jewel movement
  • Incabloc shock protection escapement
  • Damaskeening, Côtes de Genève, anglage, polishing, sand-blasting, circular and vertical satin finishing
  • 0.98 kg
  • Two wall mount options
  • Limited Edition by L’Epee and MB&F
  • Conceived by MB&F and manufactured by L’Epée 1839 – Switzerland’s only specialized high-end clock manufacture – Arachnophobia is the result of MB&F founder Maximilian Büsser’s overactive imagination blending with his appreciation of art.

    Arachnophobia was inspired by a giant spider sculpture called Maman (mother in French), created by Louise Bourgeois (1911 – 2010) in bronze, stainless steel and marble. Measuring 9.27 x 8.91 x 10.24 meters, the monumental sculpture has been installed in a variety of locations around the world.

    MB&F developed the highly unusual concept with L’Epée, selecting a high-end L’Epée clock movement and re-imagining it as the mechanical head and torso of a spider. The body is outfitted with a black dome with white numerals depicting the hours and minutes. The spider’s self-sufficiency is to be admired, for the finely-finished, highly-visible movement boasts a power reserve of eight days.

    At either end of Arachnophobia’s time-displaying abdomen, important mechanical processes take place: the head houses the regulator with its oscillating balance wheel, while the other end contains the mainspring barrel, which powers the movement. Attached to the abdomen are eight visually enticing legs which can be rotated so that Arachnophobia can stand tall on a desk or on a wall.

    Arachnophobia is available in black or 18k yellow gold-plated editions.

    If you’re interested in the fine piece, please contact us at clocks@northcoastimports.net and be sure to include your zip code for a dealer in your area.

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