Is This The World's Coolest Table Clock?
It's a table clock in the shape of a robot
MB&F describes Grant as “a triple-tracked, Mad Max-crossed-with-Transformer-robot clock on a mission.” The shield on its back doubles as the time display while the right arm’s grenade launcher can be removed and used to wind the clock and set the time.
It's named after a World War II military tank
Which in turn was named after General Ulysse S. Grant. It was a medium-sized American tank with British gun turret.
Its body is made up of movement parts
Comprising 268 components, the in-house movement with 8-day power reserve serves as the structural base of Grant. The mainspring is found on its “belly” while the regulating organ is, aptly enough, its “brain” shielded under a mineral glass dome.
MB&F has also provided an Incabloc shock protection for the regulator, an unusual feature for a clock but crucial considering it is a mobile instrument. Superlative finishes similar to those found in high-end Swiss movements such as Geneva waves, anglage vertical and satin finishing, give it a luxurious flourish.
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It can transform into three different positions
Like any good big boys' toy, it pays to be dynamic. And Grant offers that with its ability to stand up straight at 90° with the back shield completely vertical, bent at 45°, and completely horizontal that allows the best view of the time display from every angle.
This article first appeared on my.asiatatler.com.