Created with WatchAnish and MB&F
According to Watch Anish, "He’s the guy who always knows a guy. Whether you’re in Tijuana dive bars or Tokyo high rises, he can make things happen. Which is probably why him and Anish get on so well..."
Working from designs supplied by MB&F, L’Epée developed Sherman's body using its eight-day, in-line movement as a structural base.
Located under the transparent dome of Sherman's head, the movement’s regulator – consisting of the balance and escapement – features an Incabloc shock protection system to minimise the risk of damage when the robot is moving or being transported. While shock protection is standard in wristwatch movements, it is more unusual in generally immobile clocks. But then Sherman is no normal clock; he is a robot with a mission: to make the world a happier place.
Sherman's movement features the same type of superlative fine finishing found on the finest wristwatches, including Geneva waves, anglage, polishing, sandblasting, and circular and vertical satin finishing. However, finely finishing a clock movement is far more challenging than finishing a wristwatch because of the greater surface areas of the larger components.