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Is This The World's Coolest Table Clock?

Photo: MB&F
By Brian Cheong
September 18, 2018
A Transformer-like time machine, MB&F developed the new Grant clock with legendary Swiss clockmaker L’Epee 1839. Here's four things you should know about it


Photo: MB&F
Photo: MB&F

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.

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Photo: MB&F
Photo: MB&F

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.


Photo: MB&F
Photo: MB&F

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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Photo: MB&F
Photo: MB&F

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.

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