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MB&F’s The Fifth Element, a veritable intergalactic horological weather station

The limited-edition release is fitted with a barometer and an alien pilot powered by his own manually wound movement.

MB&F has never been afraid to let the imagination soar, creating horological masterpieces that are radical kinetic sculptures, yet still underpinned by traditional, high-quality watchmaking.

The brand’s latest “machine”, The Fifth Element, is an intergalactic horological weather station that allows for accurate weather forecasting, even when the power goes out. Four elements, modelled after 1950-60s UFOs, make up the clock (Swiss clockmaker L’Epee 1839 re-engineered and skeletonised its eight-day clock movement to maximise visual access). A barometer, hygrometer and thermometer are all combined in a mothership. The final, fantastical detail is the alien pilot, Ross, who’s powered by his own manually wound movement as he rotates around the UFO’s cockpit. Available in three limited editions of 18 pieces each in black, silver or blue.

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