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  • Manufacturer: MB&F
    Year: Circa 2017
    Reference No: 11.6000/101
    Movement No: 33’836
    Model Name: Octopod Silver
    Material: Palladium-plated brass, stainless steel and nickel-plated brass
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 175, 19 jewels
    Dimensions: 280mm long x 280mm high & standing, 450mm long x 220mm high & crouching
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by MB&F guarantee dated 11th July 2017 stamped Embassy Jewel AG, St. Mortiz – Switzerland, instruction manual, winding key, gloves, outer packaging and transportation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    When MB&F releases a new collaboration with L’Epée 1839, you can always guess that it is usually something extraordinary. That was exactly the case when the pair launched the Octopod desk clock in 2017. Inspired by MB&F’s desire to explore aquatic themes, the aesthetics resembles cephalopods with eight articulated legs, a transparent crystalline spherical “head” with its beating organs encapsulated inside. Constructed of a palladium-plated brass, stainless steel and nickel-plated brass body, the result is absolutely stunning with a mirror-polished appeal complimented further by its mechanically inspired articulated legs. However, the real fascination lays inside the spherical “head” featuring the clock’s movement powered by cal. 175, beautifully suspended in the center of the sphere achieving a “floating” appeal. Furthermore, what is interesting is that this manually-wound caliber features its pulsating escapement on its minute hand rather than it being attached on a conventional movement plate. Extremely well-executed, MB&F released three variants of the Octopod, with an example fitted with silver legs such as the present example as well as editions with blue or black articulated legs, each limited to only 50 pieces.

    The present example features the cleanest variation of all with silver articulated legs from circa 2017. Accompanied by the full set of accessories and offered in well-preserved overall condition, the Octopod is a true conversational piece, perfectly aligned with the firm’s DNA.

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Ref. 11.6000/101
An impressive and rare limited edition octopus-shaped palladium-plated brass, stainless steel and nickel-plated brass table clock with silver articulated legs, guarantee and presentation box, one of a limited edition of 50 pieces

MB&F,「Octopod Silver」型號11.6000/101,限量版黃銅鍍鈀鎳處理精鋼章魚造型座鐘,備L’Epée八日動力儲存機芯,限量發行50座,約2017年製。附原裝盒、原裝證書、鑰匙、說明書

Circa 2017
280mm long x 280mm high & standing, 450mm long x 220mm high & crouching
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$80,000 - 120,000 
€8,700-13,100
$10,300-15,400

Sold for HK$176,400

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi

Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2031

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XI

Hong Kong Auction 29 November 2020