Both MB&F and L’Epée 1839 are Switzerland-based watch brands specialized in manufacturing stunning timepieces. On one hand, MB&F is known for making futuristic unconventional timekeeping machines. Whereas on the other hand, L’Epee 1839 creates high-end clocks with outstanding looks and complex designs. The two brands have once again come together after creating the Starfleet Machine six years ago to launch a new clock.
Christened the Starfleet Explorer, this unconventional timepiece is inspired by the intergalactic Starfleet space station from Star Trek. This spaceship-cum-table clock is designed by MB&F and crafted by folks at L’Epée 1839. This art piece is a compact version of the previous model and is adorned with bright colors. Displaying the spirit of exploration, three tiny bright colored spacecraft are placed inside the Starfleet movement. These spacecraft revolves at a rate of one full turn every five minutes around the station.
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The Starfleet Explorer from MB&F and L’Epée 1839 has a diameter of 16.5cm and is about 11cm high. Hours are indicated by a mobile hand that performs a complete rotation every 12 hours on a fixed disc. Adversely, on a revolving radar dish, minutes are indicated by a fixed curved aperture that completes a rotation every 60 minutes. The escapement of the Starfleet Explorer is positioned vertically to offer an enhanced view of the inside.
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The Starfleet Explorer spaceship clock is crafted from Palladium-treated brass and stainless steel. The luxury table clock comes with a power reserve of 8 days and ticks at the rate of 2.5Hz / 18,000bph. The timepiece is available in red, green and blue color variants. This spaceship-inspired clock is limited to just 99 units in each color. It is less expensive than its predecessor and will set you back CHF 9,900(around $10,000). You can visit MB&F’s official website for more information.