MB&F and L'Epee launch the new robot-clock Grant
September 4,2018: Timekeepers MB&F and L’Epée have collaborated once again for Grant, a triple-tracked, Mad-Max-cross-Transformer robot clock on a mission. Grant is a robot with a time display on his shield, with no incessantly flashing digital numerals, no constantly spinning second hand. Grant transforms frantic chaos into relaxing hours and minutes, and that’s all the time you really need.
Grant being derived from a tanker with the same name, can also transform into one of three different modes: lying horizontally; crouching at 45 degrees; and sitting up 90 degrees. Grant’s time shield can always be set to a comfortable and optimal viewing angle. Whatever the angle, Grant’s highly polished clockwork is on full display, and you can follow every click and turn of the gears. The mainspring barrel click near his ‘belly button’ is particularly mesmerizing in operation. The isochronal oscillations of the regulator keeping time in Grant’s glass-domed ‘brain’ are evidence of the clockwork’s high precision. Watching Grant “thinking” in real time is a stress-relieving activity in itself.
Hand finishing a clock movement is significantly more challenging than that of a wristwatch due to the larger surface areas of the clock components, but Grant surpasses all that with the stunining Geneva waves, anglage, polishing, sandblasting, plus circular and vertical satin finishing.
His left arm holds a “you-really-don’t-want-to-mess-with-me” spinning disk, while his right arm clasps a removable grenade launcher. Grant even has a surprise up his sleeve: his grenade launcher is removable and doubles as the winding and time-setting key for his 8-day clockwork, which adds quite the aesthetic to the entire look. Grant is available in three limited editions of 50 pieces each in nickel, black and blue.