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Mb&f Melchior Robot Desk Clock | L’Epée 1839

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Condition Pre-owned
Scope of delivery
Original box, original papers
Availability
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Expected delivery
Oct 26, 2021 - Nov 3, 2021
Payment Method
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Basic Info

Listing code 63SM25
Brand Mb&f
Movement Manual winding
Case material Steel
Year of production 2015
Condition Very good (Worn with little to no signs of wear)
Scope of delivery
Original box, original papers
Gender Men's watch/Unisex
Location United Kingdom, London

Caliber

Movement Manual winding

Case

Case material Steel
Case diameter 303 x 217 mm

Others

Central seconds, Power Reserve Display, Only Original Parts

Description

The MB&F Melchior, made in collaboration with L'Epée, is arguably one of the most iconic representations of the company’s free-spirited mantra. A product of MB&F’s artistic concept laboratory, their philosophy is simple - the reinterpretation of traditional, high-quality craftsmanship into three-dimensional kinetic sculptures. Melchior represents one of MB&F’s 10th Anniversary Pieces (limited to 99), unveiled in 2015 under the theme ”A creative adult is a child who survived”.


L'Epée themselves, have been at the forefront of watch and clock making for over 175 years. As one of the last Swiss manufacturers dedicated to the production of high-end clocks, designed and manufactured in-house, ultra-long power reserves have become a signature of the brand. Melchior is no exception, with five mainspring barrels offering a power reserve of 40 days, indicated by a display on the abdomen of the kinetic robot.

This example represents the “Dark and Light” edition, with black PVD-treated steel and brass ‘armour’ and high-polishing. Maximilian Büsser developed the Roboclock concept with designer Xin Wang, reimagining a high-end clock calibre from L’Epée, as the mechanical head and torso for the robot. The name ‘Melchior’, comes a traditional forename in the Büsser family. In total, 480 components make up the machine, with flourishes true to MB&F’s creative spirit throughout. For example, the left-side Gatling gun ‘arm’ doubles as both the winding and time setting key.

The polished glass dome serves as the ‘skull’, with the regulator beating beneath, symbolising Melchior’s brain at work. The time is displayed through jumping hours and sweeping minutes on Melchior’s torso, using MB&F’s signature numerals. The indicators, a curved piece of chest armour. Melchior’s eyes mark off intervals of 20 seconds, giving the robot a hint of human-like personality.

This Melchior example comes with its original box and product literature, and is under warranty from the brand.

Viewings can be arranged in Central London by appointment.

CONDITION, SERVICING & PROVENANCE
This MB&F + L'Epée Melchior Desk Clock is accompanied by its box and product literature. The clock is in excellent condition, having been recently serviced by the brand, and comes with the remainder of a two year warranty from MB&F.

DELIVERY & RETURNS
We offer worldwide delivery on all of our objects.

If ordering from the UK or Europe before 1 PM, your object will be sent the same working day. The courier will depend on the value of the object, with all items delivered the next working day.

If ordering from outside Europe, delivery will depend on choice of courier and destination.

You may cancel your order without giving any reason, within 14 days from the day the object has been delivered to you. Any reclaimable import duties will however remain your responsibility.

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18 watches listed
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Watches sold with Buyer Protection: 33

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