Spiders are what nightmares are made of! But MB&F gives a contemporary twist to this eight-legged creature and makes a timekeeping machine out of it.
Arachnophobia is an impeccably-finished, 218-component table clock. In spite of its name and the spider shape, the clock is aesthetically designed and appealing to the eyes.
Conceived by MB&F, engineered and crafted by L’Epée 1839 – Switzerland’s only specialised high-end clock manufacture – Arachnophobia is inspired by a monumental spider sculpture called Maman (mother in French), created by Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010).
A modified high-end L’Epée clock movement boasting a power reserve of eight days takes up the spider’s head and torso. The body’s black dome and white numerals display the hours and minutes.
The spider’s abdomen holds important mechanical processes, while its head houses the regulator with its oscillating balance wheel (and a set of jaws). The other end contains the mainspring barrel powering the movement. The eight articulated legs are attached to the abdomen. The legs enable the clock to stand on a table and its unique mounting system aids in on-the-wall installation.
Arachnophobia is available in black or 18k gold-plated editions. Placed in your living room or study, the Arachnophobia is a force to reckon with. It’s a strong element that modifies the ambience of a room and establishes the personality of the owner.