Everyone’s favorite crazy watch maker, MB&F, has just announced a new model, the so-called Arachnophobia. This wild clock hides a L’Epée 1839 movement in the thorax and abdomen of an articulated spider.
Based on the famous Louise Bourgeois sculpture Maman, the spider has injection molded legs and a unique escapement mechanism on the the spider’s back. You have to use a special key set and wind the eekie-ookie monster.
While it’s not nearly as large as the giant sculpture that inspired it, Arachnophobia is certainly large enough to make a real impression. Whether that impression is positive or negative depends on your relationship with spiders…
If the clock gives you the creeps don’t worry… none of us will be able to afford one. The limited edition pieces cost $15,900 in steel and $18,200 in gold.