MB&F Arachnophobia Adorns The Wall With A Horrifying Spider Clock

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I’ve stopped being surprised at the kind of things MB&F conjures. After seeing weapon-like wristwatches, robot clocks, and even a TIE Fighter desk clock, you just come to the conclusion that these guys make unnecessarily complex and luxurious weird stuff – that’s their thing. Their latest, naturally, falls along the same line: the Arachnophobia, a sculptural wall clock that looks like a giant spider.

No, that’s not a joke. It’s designed to look like a giant spider crawling up your wall. It’s creepy, too, with an appearance that’s based on the late Louise Bourgeois’ sculpture Maman, which depicts a scary-looking 30-foot spider carrying two dozen eggs in its abdomen.

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The MB&F Arachnophobia uses the spider’s body as the actual clock, taking a L’Epee movement and customizing it to serve as the mechanical head and torso of the arachnid. A black dome with white numbers serve as the spider’s shell, while also depicting the hours and minutes of the day. And while the entire contraption is big for a spider, that domed body is actually too small for a wall clock, so unlike whatever time-teller you have up on the wall right now, you’re going to have to move closer in order to read the time on this thing.

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While the legs aren’t articulated (boo), they can be rotated, so you can still make the spider look like it’s going to attack for your personal amusement. It comes with a power reserve of eight days, an Incabloc shock protection system, and a clock mechanism made up of 218 components and 11 jewels. Dimensions are 75.4 x 134.9 x 63.8 mm.

Available in black and 18-karat gold-plated versions, the MB&F Arachnophobia is priced starting at just under $16,000.

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  1. Karen

    It’s a beautiful clock. I doubt I’ll ever see one of these in real life. I don’t know anyone who is going to shell that much out for a spider clock. They should have made it solid gold, now that’d be a real collector’s piece. When I first looked at it, I couldn’t even tell it was a clock. So, if it’s 75.4 mm wide, how much is that in inches? It looks pretty big compared to that lampshade. And it has quite a height to it as well.

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