The utterly futuristic design process behind the MB&F x L’Epée x Massena LAB T-Rex Bronze is just half of the equation that makes this clock such a marvel of horological engineering. The bronze body of this timepiece takes the form of the legs of the king of the Cretaceous period — the Tyrannosaurus. Massena LAB based that design off of actual 3D scans of T-Rex fossils to reach a stunning level of attention to detail. The gradient patina of the hand-oxidized bronze subtly transitions from an earthy shade of brown at its feet to a more shimmering metal glow that frames the dial. Hand-blown green Murano glass gives the dial the appearance of one of the predator’s menacing eyes.
The mechanism at the core of this 201 component clock is a L’Epée 1839 movement that holds a power reserve of eight days. The intricacies of the movement means it comprises 138 of those 201 components on its own, including 17 different jewels. Designed in-house at L’Epée, this carnivorous clockwork creation is limited to just 15 examples.