MB&F - RETROSPECTIVE: 2000 - 2020 Geneva Sunday, November 8, 2020 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: MB&F
    Year: 2018
    Reference No: 11.60001401
    Case No: 33828
    Model Name: Octopod
    Material: Stainless steel, nickel and palladium plated brass
    Calibre: Manual wind, 18 jewels
    Dimensions: 28 cm high
    Signed: Body and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by transportation box, winding key, user manual and guarantee

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Octopod is yet another playful collaboration between the creative powerhouse of MB&F and clock and pendulum makers l’Epée 1839. It is an exploration of aquatic themes with an eight-leg, eight-day clock inspired by cephalopods and marine chronometers.

    Whereas the Octopod can look like an underwater creature, it is also highly inspired by marine chronometers found on ships. The sapphire spherical “head” placed upon 8 moving pillars is placed on a gimbal which can rotate in all directions, within the sphere the whole movement is visible, it features a very interesting graphic escapement which is placed on the minutes hands and this is never stationary.

    Not only is the Octopod an incredibly creative object but it is technically baffling as the movement seems to be floating within the sphere unattached to anything!

    The Octopod was made in 50 pieces with rhodium legs, black legs or blue legs like the present example. All were sold out rapidly.


Ref. 11.60001401
An unusual limited edition stainless steel, nickel and palladium plated brass table clock with 8 day power reserve

28 cm high
Body and movement signed

CHF10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for CHF20,160

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RETROSPECTIVE: 2000 - 2020

Geneva Auction 8 November 2020