The MoonMachine Black edition is part of what we call our ‘Performance Art’ pieces: to create Performance Art, we invite an external designer to offer his remix of one of our pieces. For this MoonMachine, the raw material was our HM3 Frog – and the invited artist was Stepan Sarpaneva.
Stepan is an extremely talented watchmaker; he started his career in Switzerland working with some of the most famous names in our industry. He then moved back to his native Finland to start his own brand – and he combines his watchmaking skills with a very strong sense of design. His trademark is his focus on the moon phase complication – with a distinctive moon face, modelled after his own.
To create the MoonMachine, Stepan first rotated our HM3 Frog by 90 degrees. Second, he integrated his favourite complication: a moon phase indicator. Finally, he injected his design elements: his unmistakable moon-face, a Northern sky (which is actually the winding rotor), and his signature “korona” shape which indicates the moon phase.
MoonMachine is a perfect example of Performance Art: it is totally MB&F but also totally Sarpaneva. This Black edition with dark blue sky was limited to only 18 pieces.
Black titanium case with white gold moon faces and dark blue sky
Dimensions: 47 x 50 x 19mm
Three-dimensional horological engine designed by Jean-Marc Wiederrecht/Agenhor; powered by a Sowind base, modified by Stepan Sarpaneva
DLC coated and star-pieced steel and 22k gold automatic winding rotor
Hour and minutes information transmitted via ceramic ball bearings to rotating domes.
319 components / 36 jewels
FUNCTIONS / INDICATIONS
Hour on one dome (aluminium dome rotating in 12 hours)
Minutes on second dome (aluminium dome rotating in 60 minutes)
Moon phase displayed by dual moons rotating under a Korona ring, adjustable with a corrector.