MB&F + L’Epée 1839 have always made a stellar combination…with Destination Moon they show that space isn’t empty, it’s filled by imagination!
Science fiction has been a reality for MB&F…and the Destination Moon takes this relationship further, leaving a lot of scope for imagination as well. This is an engineering marvel, with enough engineering for an eight-day clock…but what is also special is that it looks like an exciting science fiction rocket from the 1960s!
What does it do? How does it stir the imagination? What are the technicalities within the piece and what is the magic around it? HOT goes on the space quest…
Hours and minutes are displayed on large diameter stainless steel discs with stamped numerals. While the legibility of the time display is not in question, focusing on the time rather than the spectacular, vertically-structured, open movement is likely to require deep concentration!
Developed specifically for Destination Moon, the architecture of L’Epée’s eight-day movement follows the basic design of a real spaceship. Power in a rocket comes from its base; the power for Destination Moon comes from the oversized winding crown in its base. The management and control systems of a rocket are above the power source; the same holds true for Destination Moon, which has a vertical regulator controlling precision below the time display, as well as a time-setting knob at the top of the movement. That eye-catching regulator with its animated balance is protected from cosmic radiation (and curious fingers) by a small panel of virtually invisible mineral glass.
Well…it lets the imagination run wild…and it gives expression to childhood fantasies. The horizontal circular plates in Destination Moon’s movement are perforated like Meccano components. Despite its ethereal openwork construction, at four kilograms Destination Moon is no lightweight: its solid landing pods ensure that it will not easily be knocked off course (or knocked over).
Introducing Neil- a smile-inducing, space-suited figurine forged in solid silver and stainless steel, magnetically attached to the ladder connecting the crown to the movement. Neil is the astronaut flying Destination Moon to exotic worlds, but more importantly, Neil imparts a childlike sense of wonder by putting man into the machine.
Destination Moon is available in 4 limited editions of 50 pieces each in black, green, and blue PVD, plus palladium.
Conceived by MB&F and built by L’Epée 1839, Switzerland’s premier clock maker, Destination Moon is the quintessential torpedo-shaped rocket of childhood dreams.