T-REX x MASSENA LAB
The MB&F X L’Epée X Massena LAB T-Rex Bronze
A Reimagination of the Famed Jurassic Inspired Timepiece
T-Rex Bronze creates a harmonious balance between mechanical and organic forms. Playing off the original design, the T-Rex Bronze switches out the use of steel for bronze, an alloy used by the early humans that ushered in a new era in history and acts as a nod to the clock’s more ancient influence.
Massena LAB , the collaboration studio founded by watch industry veteran Wiliam Massena, has teamed up with horological concept laboratory MB&F, and renowned Swiss clock maker L’Epée 1839, to release a new limited edition of the the fabled T-Rex Art Clock that was first created for Only Watch, the MB&F X L’Epée X Massena LAB T-Rex Bronze .
Limited to just 15 examples, this collaboration captures the fun and child-like inspiration of the original but is done up in a material invoking an object more rugged, organic and with a keen sense of history.
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The feet of the T-Rex Bronze are aged and stabilized creating a dark brown color, reminiscent of the sculptures fashioned by the founder of modern sculpture, Rodin. In addition, the T-Rex is specially treated to “lock in time” its color and material characteristics. This hand-done oxidation and patina process makes no two clocks alike.
Its translucent green “eyeball” dial, made of hand-blown Murano glass, complements the overall bronze tone of the clock. Furthermore, the green eye invokes one of the most famous scenes in Jurassic Park, when the movie’s protagonists encounter the Tyrannosaurus Rex on a stormy night in the park, peering into their jeep.
The capsule and dial
The legs and claws
Inside the movement
Back view of the capsule
EXCLUSIVE LIMITED EDITION
T-Rex MASSENA comes in a limited edition of 15 pieces
DESIGN & DISPLAY
A minimalist clock-face of Murano glass and steel, suspended between two jointed legs
Hour and minute hands
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT
265 mm tall x 258 mm x 178 mm
Weight: approx. 2kg
L’Epée 1839 movement, designed and manufactured in-house
Balance frequency: 2.5 Hz / 18,000 vph
Power reserve: 8 days
MATERIALS & FINISHING
Murano hand-blown glass dial
Finishing by hand chemical oxidation to achieve the brown color of the bronze
Time setting: winding key to both set the time (in the centre of the dial) and wind the movement (on the barrel axis at the back)
Green - Limited edition of 15 pieces