L’Epée 1839 movement, designed and manufactured in-house. Balance frequency: 2.5 Hz / 18,000 vph. Power reserve: 8 days
The legs of T-Rex are modelled directly on actual Tyrannosaurus
Rex bones, using 3D scans of fossilised dinosaur skeletons
as references to create verisimilitude in the final design.
Alternating polished and sandblasted segments allow light
to interact with the legs in such a way that make T-Rex seem
agile and coiled to move, although the entire clock itself
weighs approximately 2kg and its joints are fixed in place
T-Rex was first introduced to audiences earlier this year as a
unique piece that had been specially customised for Only
Watch, the world’s most high-profile charity watch auction.
Previously, MB&F’s contributions to Only Watch had been
taken from existing collections. Tom & T-Rex, the MB&F creation
for the eighth edition of the auction, broke with tradition
by preceding the collection from which it was taken. The
point of differentiation is in the name: Tom & T-Rex comes
with a rider who represents the children suffering from
Duchenne muscular dystrophy, who benefit from the funds
raised by Only Watch.
T-Rex comes in three limited editions of 100 pieces each,
with Murano glass dials in green, deep blue or red.