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  • Manufacturer: MB&F
    Year: Circa 2021
    Reference No: 71.6000/141
    Case No: 36’839
    Model Name: Starfleet Explorer Blue
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 1853.MRA, 11 jewels
    Dimensions: 165mm diameter x 110mm height
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by L’EPEE guarantee stamped Elegant Watch dated 1st January 2021, instruction manual, original invoice, gloves, key and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The creation of whimsical horological machines have always been a star attraction for MB&F by implementing the most innovative designs to captivate the futuristic taste of the contemporary collector. The synergy between MB&F and L’Epee 1839 has witnessed some of the most groundbreaking and extraordinary time telling creatures since their very first collaboration. While past collaborations included the likes of rockets, robotic creatures and spaceships, the 2020 release certainly does not lack any excitement.

    In 2014, MB&F together with L’Epee 1839 released to the world their very first creation via the Starfleet Machine. Six years later in 2020, the Starfleet is once again born with the Starfleet Explorer and intergalactic space station featuring a fleet of spacecrafts circulating around the universe revolving one full cycle every five minutes. Featuring a vertically built escapement, it allows the user to witness the intricate motion of the gear trains allowing optimal viewing of the mechanical heartbeat. With its minutes indicated via the top dome made from palladium-treated brass, the revolving dome indicates the correct hour through a fixed metal aperture. Below, another palladium-treated ring indicates the minutes via a rotating metal aperture fixed on the same axis with the rotating animated spacecrafts. Powered by the cal. 1853.MRA, the movement has a power reserve of up to 8 days allowing the user to wind the table clock on the following Monday.

    Released in a total of three variants depicted by the color of the spacecrafts and metal apertures, red, green and blue, each variant was released as a limited edition of 99 examples each. The present example Starfleet Explorer in blue is offered in “like new” overall condition and is further complete with its full set of accessories. Certainly an enigmatic horological machine perfect for the modern boardroom or office.

940

Ref. 71.6000/141
A very fine, unusual and impressive limited edition stainless steel and palladium-treated brass skeletonized three-dimensional table clock with blue animated spacecrafts, guarantee and presentation box, limited edition of 99 pieces

Circa 2021
165mm diameter x 110mm height
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$40,000 - 80,000 
€4,400-8,900
$5,100-10,300

Sold for HK$163,800

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2031
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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIII

Hong Kong Auctions 25-26 November 2021