MB&F’s exclusive Melchior Only Watch 2015 will go to charity auction
As a premium watchmaker MB&F has created its own niche with timepieces that are unmatchable. Another one in the portfolio is this 10th anniversary desk clock that takes shape of a robotic figure. Melchior Only Watch 2015 crafted in collaboration with L’Epée 1839 features a mechanism that has jumping hours, sweeping minutes, double retrograde seconds and has a power reserve of 40 days courtesy the five mainspring barrels. It is worth highlighting that the clock is made from 146 new components (from the 480 total components) that L’Epée has to specially develop like the bulging glass dome or the stainless steel winding key that resembles a Gatling gun.
Melchior Only Watch has the robotic torso as the display of clock elements like the breastplate which is hour and minute hands. The abdomen forms the power reserve indicator while rib-cage is the retrograde seconds hand. Legs and arms give it a very distinctive look and in total the clock has 50 jewels.
One of a kind desk clock that takes robotic form-factor and has exclusive L’Epée movement and components
The clock has visible movement which comes courtesy the new skeletonized main plate in palladium-plated brass which sandwiches the movement mechanism. The movement of hour disc initiates at 55 minutes of an hour to make possible clear reading and shifts to the next hour. It also has Incabloc shock protection system which is generally only seen in wristwatches.
Melchior was initially launched at the Baselworld Watch Fair and 99 (out of the total 100 limited edition pieces) of these clocks were snapped were MB&F’s retail partners and only a few a left for sale today. However, the one watch that is left is crafted to have distinguishing red shoulder pads and will be given away in a charity auction dubbed “Only Watch” which is managed by Phillips in association with Bacs & Russo.
This charity generates funds for the research on Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. The auction will take place on November 7th in Geneva but before that the collection will take a tour from Monaco to Hong Kong, Beijing, New York and London.