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TOM & T-REX

‘Tom & T-Rex’ is a table clock conceived by MB and manufactured by L’Epée. It tells the story of a child struck by illness, Tom, who goes on an adventure with his formidable companion, T-Rex.
MB + L'ÉPÉE
TOM & T-REX

‘Tom & T-Rex’ is a table clock conceived by MB and manufactured by L’Epée. It tells the story of a child struck by illness, Tom, who goes on an adventure with his formidable companion, T-Rex.
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MB&F + L'ÉPÉE TOM & T-REX ‘Tom & T-Rex’ is a table clock conceived by MB and manufactured by L’Epée. It tells the story of a child struck by illness, Tom, who goes on an adventure with his formidable companion, T-Rex.

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MB&F + L'ÉPÉE
TOM & T-REX

‘Tom & T-Rex’ is a table clock conceived by MB and manufactured by L’Epée. It tells the story of a child struck by illness, Tom, who goes on an adventure with his formidable companion, T-Rex.
Model name: ‘Tom & T-Rex’ - Ref. 76.6008/240
Case: Stainless steel, brass and bronze
Dial: Murano hand-blown glass
Calibre: L’Epée 1839 movement, designed and manufactured in-house. Balance frequency: 2.5 Hz / 18,000 vph. Power reserve: 8 days. Movement components: 138. Jewels: 17
Dimensions: 308 mm x 258 mm x 178 mm
Specificities: ‘Tom & T-Rex' is distinguished from the T-Rex series (launch autumn 2019) thanks to the figurine of a child riding T-Rex, as well as the light blue colour of the Murano glass.

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The "Tom & T-Rex" table clock is a unique piece created by MB&F and L’Épée 1839.

Children are capable of great imaginative feats, and especially so in the case of those limited by illness or disability. T-Rex offers an escape for elastic minds, carrying its little companion Tom away into fantastical realms with the earth-shaking strides of the mightiest of dinosaurs, under the protection of an all-seeing cyborg eye. Made of hand-blown Murano glass, the eyeball also functions as a clockdial, indicating hours and minutes via two curved hands.

Tom stares down into a transparent blue marble of the same Murano glass nestled in his cupped hands, perhaps imagining a different world. T-Rex, with its blend of fantasy and technology, is a metaphor for the factors that sustain the daily existence of a sick child: the flights of imagination that nourish the spirit, and the scientific advancements that will one day effect a long-awaited cure.


COLLABORATION
"Tom & T-Rex" is the 11th collaboration between MB&F – who contributes the concept and the design – and L’Epée 1839 – who ensures the technical realization and production. MB&F is participating for the fifth time in Only Watch. Previous participations were always with a unique piece made on the basis of an existing collection. In 2019, MB&F and L’Epée have decided to first present this unique piece of the T-Rex clock, which will be launched in the fall of 2019.


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