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Afraid of spiders? Then MB&F's new Arachnophobia clock will give you the creeps

By Kenny Yeo - on 9 Sep 2015, 10:12am

Afraid of spiders? Then MB&F's new Arachnophobia clock will give you the creeps

Image source: MB&F

Independent Swiss watch brand MB&F has once again teamed up with high-end clock manufacturers L'Epée to create an unusual and striking mechanical clock. The clock you are looking at now is the new Arachnophobia, so-called because it looks like a spider.

According to MB&F, the design for the Arachnophobia came from a giant spider sculpture called Maman (French for mother) by Louise Bourgeois. The original sculpture was rendered in steel and there are six additional ones done in bronze.

The Maman can be found at the National Gallery Museum in Ottawa, Canada; the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain; the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo, Japan; and the Tate Modern art gallery in the UK.

Image source: MB&F

The movement is made up of 218 components and runs at 18,000 beats per hour - slower than most modern mechanical watches. It has a single barrel which is good for a power reserve of 8 days. Time is read off the dome or rather the "head" of the spider.

The movement is also nearly completely exposed, allowing users to admire the decoration that has been applied to it. Finishing include Côtes de Genève, anglage, polishing, sand-blasting, circular and vertical satin finishing.

The Arachnophobia will be available in black and yellow gold, with prices starting from CHF 15,300 (S$22,088).

Source: MB&F

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