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    • Circa 2015

    • Legs extended: 203mm height, legs flat: 405mm diameter

    • Body and movement signed

  • Manufacturer: MB&F
    Year: Circa 2015
    Reference No: 76.6000/114
    Case No: 31'645
    Model Name: Arachnophobia Black
    Material: Palladium-plated brass
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 1853H, 11 jewels
    Dimensions: Legs extended: 203mm height, legs flat: 405mm diameter
    Signed: Body and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by L’EPEE guarantee dated 11th December 2015 stamped St. Gallen Horology, instruction manual, product literature, wall stand, winding key, gloves, outer packaging and transportation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    With a name that already strikes fear without having to see, Arachnophobia simply means an extreme fear of spiders. Agreed, to overcome it, one must face it, and what better to have than a spider that tells the time. Inspired by the giant spider sculpture called Maman by Louis Bourgeois, Maximilian Büsser and L'Epée 1839 decided to create their very own sculpture in 2015 to celebrate the firm’s 10th anniversary.

    Designed by MB&F and engineered by L'Epée 1839, the Arachnophobia is a testament of horological artistry and technical brilliance. Composed of a main body where the dial is located, with eight articulated legs movable with ball-and-socket joints, the regulator and oscillating balance is positioned on the “head” of the giant spider. Impressively, the table clock can be transformed into a wall clock in three positions including flat, tall and an attacking stance with its two front legs on high guard.

    The hours and minutes are displayed on the spider’s body on a domed black surface with curved hands. The beautifully finished manually-wound caliber 1853H is wound by a key with an insert on the “belly” of the spider. With an 8-day power reserve, the Arachnophobia will only need to be wound once a week on a lazy Sunday.

    Composed of 218 components and executed to impress, the MB&F X L'Epée 1839 Arachnophobia will certainly go down in the history of firm as one of the most fascinating pieces of mechanical art. A perfect gift for your loved ones with strong symptoms of arachnophobia looking for the perfect cure.


Ref. 76.6000/114
A wondrous spider-shaped palladium-plated brass table or wall clock with guarantee and box

Circa 2015
Legs extended: 203mm height, legs flat: 405mm diameter
Body and movement signed

HK$62,000 - 115,000 

Sold for HK$106,250

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