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MB&F and L'Epée 1839

REFEERENCE 76.6000/114 ARACHNOPHOBIA BLACK A LIMITED EDITION PALLADIUM-PLATED BRASS SPIDER-FORM CLOCK WITH 8 DAY POWER RESERVE, CIRCA 2017

Estimate:

8,000 - 12,000 USD

MB&F and L'Epée 1839

MB&F and L'Epée 1839

REFEERENCE 76.6000/114 ARACHNOPHOBIA BLACK A LIMITED EDITION PALLADIUM-PLATED BRASS SPIDER-FORM CLOCK WITH 8 DAY POWER RESERVE, CIRCA 2017

REFEERENCE 76.6000/114 ARACHNOPHOBIA BLACK A LIMITED EDITION PALLADIUM-PLATED BRASS SPIDER-FORM CLOCK WITH 8 DAY POWER RESERVE, CIRCA 2017

Estimate:

8,000 - 12,000 USD

Lot sold:

11,970

USD

MB&F and L'Epée 1839


REFEERENCE 76.6000/114 ARACHNOPHOBIA BLACK

A LIMITED EDITION PALLADIUM-PLATED BRASS SPIDER-FORM CLOCK WITH 8 DAY POWER RESERVE, CIRCA 2017 


Dial: central dome with curved hands rotate to indicate hours and minutes

Caliber: cal. 1853H L’Epée in house, 11 jewels

Movement number: 31'624

Case: palladium-plated brass

Size: 203 mm height with legs extended; clock 405 mm diameter

Signed: movement signed MB&F and L’Epée

Accessories: L’Epée Guarantee, setting key, instruction manual and carrying case

Case: In very good condition no visible wear.

Dial: In good overall condition, some loss to the minute hand.

Movement: Running at the time of cataloguing. Please note that the movement has not been tested for the accuracy of time and may need a service at the buyer's expense. Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement and we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts.


Prospective bidders should review the Conditions of Business, Authenticity Guarantee, the Guide for Prospective Buyers, and any Important Notice in the sale catalogue.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The online condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance purposes only. The images of the lot also form part of the online condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Any reference to condition in the online condition report does not amount to a full description of condition. The online condition report may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the online condition report of the lot or shown in the online images of the lot (for example, the online condition report may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome). Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. The online condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation but rather the online condition report is a statement of subjective, qualified opinion (for example, information regarding colour, clarity and weight of gemstones are statements of opinion only and not statements of fact). Please also note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and wrist bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. In addition, certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot (for example, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades). For these reasons, the online condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. Prospective buyers should also refer to the Buying at Auction guide which includes important notices concerning the type of property in this sale. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species. Please be advised that wristbands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

Much inspired by Maman, a giant spider sculpture created by Louise Bougeois in bronze, stainless steel and marble, the present clock is designed with a highly unusual concept in collaboration with L’Epée. The torso of the spider is outfitted with a black polished dome displaying the hours and minutes, while the head houses the regulator with its oscillating balance wheel. Further enhancing the clock, L’Epée has developed an innovative system enabling Arachnophobia to be clipped to a wall or stand on a table with its eight legs attached to the body by ball-and-socket joints.


Offered complete with all original accessories, the present clock is a sculptural statement piece.


Copr. MB&F