MB&F + L'ÉPÉE

Tom & T-Rex

‘Tom & T-Rex’ is a table clock conceived by MB&F and manufactured by L’Epée. It tells the story of a child struck by illness, Tom, who goes on an adventure with his formidable companion, T-Rex.

The ‘Tom & T-Rex’ table clock is a unique piece created by MB&F and L’Epée 1839.

 

Children are capable of great imaginative feats, and especially so in the case of those limited by illness or disability. T-Rex offers an escape for elastic minds, carrying its little companion Tom away into fantastical realms with the earth-shaking strides of the mightiest of dinosaurs, under the protection of an all-seeing cyborg eye. Made of hand-blown Murano glass, the “eyeball” also functions as a clock dial, indicating hours and minutes via two curved hands. Tom stares down into a transparent blue marble of the same Murano glass nestled in his cupped hands, perhaps imagining a different world…

 

T-Rex, with its blend of fantasy and technology, is a metaphor for the factors that sustain the daily existence of a sick child: the flights of imagination that nourish the spirit, and the scientific advancements that will one day effect a long-awaited cure.

SPECIFICITIES

 

Model name:

‘Tom & T-Rex’ - Ref. 76.6008/240

 

Case:

Stainless steel, brass and bronze

 

Dial:

Murano hand-blown glass

 

Calibre:

L’Epée 1839 movement, designed and manufactured in-house. Balance frequency: 2.5 Hz / 18,000 vph. Power reserve: 8 days. Movement components: 138. Jewels: 17

 

Dimensions:

308 mm x 258 mm x 178 mm

 

Specificities:

‘Tom & T-Rex' is distinguished from the T-Rex series (launch autumn 2019) thanks to the figurine of a child riding T-Rex, as well as the light blue colour of the Murano glass.

 

Estimate:

CHF  20,000 - 40,000

EUR  18,000 - 36,000

USD  20,000 - 40,000

COLLABORATION

 

‘Tom & T-Rex’ is the 11th collaboration between MB&F – who contributes the concept and the design – and L’Epée 1839, who ensures the technical realization and production. MB&F is participating for the fifth time in Only Watch. Previous participations were always with a unique piece made on the basis of an existing collection. In 2019, MB&F and L'Epée have decided to first present this unique piece of the T-Rex clock, which will be launched in the fall of 2019.

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