MB&F’s latest collaboration, Destination Moon, is a table clock that looks like a rocket ship, made with the help of L’Epée 1839, and revealed last month at Baselworld.
It is hard to imagine any watch collector that would not want one of these displayed on their desk or shelf, or really any of the collaboration clocks, such as the Melchior Robot Table Clock, the Arachnophobia Mechanical Clock, or the Nixie Machine by Frank Buchwald.
The Destination Moon clock is 15.75″ tall (40 cm) and features 237 finely finished parts within the vertically-stacked movement, which displays hours and minutes on two revolving horizontal rings. The mechanism, produced by the clock experts at L’Epée 1839 is regulated by a lateral balance wheel and escapement. It is powered by manually winding the oversized thruster (crown) at the base of the rocket, and can run for 8 days when fully wound. A second crown at the top allows you to easily set the time.
There is an astronaut figurine (named Neil) that attaches or detaches from the ladder via an integrated magnet. Destination Moon is available in 4 limited editions of 50 pieces each in blue, green, black, or silver. The retail price is approximately $20,000.