Tuesday, October 20, 2015

The Palladio, Weight Driven Regulator

This is a very special clock case - elegant, classic. The arches and fluted columns recall Romanesque architecture. The clocks are large, but not overbearing - definitely for the person of refined taste.

When you have a case style this good, and a workshop with the technological expertise of Kieninger, you want to show off your broad range of options. The Palladio case is a great showpiece of what Kieninger has to offer. There are now 13 (!) different versions of the Palladio available, and they are all indexed here:


There are three wood finishes available (Walnut, Mahogany, Antique Natural Cherry) as well as a beautiful black lacquer finish. The RWS and PS caliber mechanisms are with Westminster chime or Time and Strike complications respectively AND, we now offer the NEW ZSR01 caliber with a One Month Power Reserve!

This movement is really exceptional. It's finally an affordable Month Runner movement, with the added feature of an hour and half-hour strike complication. Multiple-train long-running precision movements of this quality are very rare indeed.

This regulator is a far cry from cheap 31-day spring-wind movements from India or the Far East. This heirloom-grade mechanism has 30 ball bearings at the pivots, as well as two jewels. The pallets are ceramic, and of course it has an automatic beat adjustment. The cable-wind movement even has Maintaining Power! This means that the clock will continue to receive power (through a compensating spring mechanism) for the short time it takes you to wind the clock at the end of the month.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

L'Epee in the news!

In case you haven't noticed, our clocks are getting a lot of attention lately!  The new joint project between L'Epee and MB&F, code named: Arachnophobia was in the New York Times yesterday:

MB&F L'Epee in the New York Times

These clocks have gotten a lot of attention:

  • Watchgauge
  • Techcrunch
  • Hodinkee
  • A Blog To Watch
  • Forbes
  • WatchPaper
  • WatchUSeek
  • Deployant
  • Forbes
  • Europastar
  • Watch Collecting Lifestyle
  • The Watch Lounge
  • Geek Art Gallery Blog

  • http://northcoastimports.com/mm/q/mm766000114/