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Starfleet Explorer

Starfleet Explorer

Six years after the launch of the Starfleet Machine, the first clock co-created by MB&F and L'Epée 1839, a new expedition is underway. The space station returns in 2020, in a more compact size and enhanced with bright colours, accompanied by a fleet of three small spacecraft exploring the universe; it rightfully bears the name of Starfleet Explorer.
Starfleet Explorer

Starfleet Explorer

Designed by MB&F, the Starfleet Explorer is an intergalactic spaceship-cum-table clock crafted by L’Epée 1839, the last remaining Swiss manufacture specialised in high-end table clocks. Not only does it display the hours and minutes, it also features an animation in which three spacecraft perform a five-minute orbit of the station. The highly visible, superlatively finished in-house movement boasts an exceptional eight-day power reserve. The mechanism can be manually wound using a double-ended key serving to wind the movement as well as to set the time.

Hours and minutes are indicated by means of two discs, along with an aperture and a brightly-coloured hand. More specifically, the minutes on a revolving radar dish are read off when they appear through the centre of a fixed metal aperture, satin-brushed by hand and anodised, that follows the dome’s curved contours.

The hours disc placed just below remains motionless. An hour hand – likewise satin-brushed and anodised – indicates the hour by spinning in its place and performing a complete turn around the disc in 12 hours.

Starfleet Explorer also features a significantly original new element in the form of three tiny spacecraft, lined up along the same axis at regular intervals and placed inside the actual Starfleet movement, the heart of the mechanism, around which they revolve at a rate of one full turn every five minutes: a space exploration guided by the mothership.

Starfleet Explorer

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Color :
Blue
Limited edition :
99 pieces per colour
Movement :
Cal. 1855 MHD - In house
Functions :

Hours and minutes

Double-ended key to set time and wind the movement

Animation in which three spacecrafts perform a five-minute orbit of the station

Power Reserve :
8 days
Jewels :
11
Dimensions :

11 cm high x 16,5 cm diameter

2 kg

Materials :

Stainless steel for the main structure

Hand-lacquered polymer for the three spacecrafts

Optional : Luxury carbone fiber box

Color :
Red
Limited edition :
99 pieces per colour
Movement :
Cal. 1855 MHD - In house
Functions :

Hours and minutes

Double-ended key to set time and wind the movement

Animation in which three spacecrafts perform a five-minute orbit of the station

Power Reserve :
8 days
Jewels :
11
Dimensions :

11 cm high x 16,5 cm diameter

2 kg

Materials :

Stainless steel for the main structure

Hand-lacquered polymer for the three spacecrafts

Optional : Luxury carbone fiber box

Color :
Green
Limited edition :
99 pieces per colour
Movement :
Cal. 1855 MHD - In house
Functions :

Hours and minutes

Double-ended key to set time and wind the movement

Animation in which three spacecrafts perform a five-minute orbit of the station

Power Reserve :
8 days
Jewels :
11
Dimensions :

11 cm high x 16,5 cm diameter

2 kg

Materials :

Stainless steel for the main structure

Hand-lacquered polymer for the three spacecrafts

Optional : Luxury carbone fiber box

When know-How becomes Art