MB&F and L’Epée 1839, Switzerland’s premier clock maker, have created Destination Moon, the torpedo-shaped rocket of childhood dreams. The base concept was conceived by L’Epée movement designer and sci-fi rocket fan Nicolas Bringuet, who came up with the idea for the movement’s distinctive vertical architecture. MB&F intern-designer Stefano Panterotto came up with the basic shape.[justified_image_grid preset=18 ids=120781,120782,120783,120784 caption=off]
While designed by MB&F, Destination Moon was constructed by L’Epée 1839. The concentric vertical construction of the eight-day movement was developed specifically for Destination Moon, but it also bears similarity with MB&F’s recently launched Horological Machine N°7 Aquapod. The crowning jewel of Destination Moon, is the small gure on the ladder at its base: Neil. The figurine is forged in solid sterling silver and features a stainless steel helmet and a 1960s-style spacesuit.
Power for Destination Moon comes from the massive crown in its base, which transfers power to the mainspring barrel via the boarding ladder. Two aluminium disks with stamped white numerals respectively indicate the hours (top) and minutes as they line up with the streamlined double-ended pointer above the regulator. The time is set by a central knob in at the very top of the movement. The stability of the clock is ensured by the substantial weight of Destination Moon’s three highly polished landing pods.
The clock is available in 4 limited editions of 50 pieces each in black, green, and blue PVD, plus palladium (silver).
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