DESTINATION MOON 'Nickle'
Conceived by MB&F and built by L’Epée 1839, Destination Moon is the quintessential torpedo-shaped rocket of childhood dreams.
Developed specifically for Destination Moon, the architecture of L’Epée’s eight-day movement follows the basic engineering of a real spaceship. Power in a rocket comes from its base and the power for Destination Moon comes from the oversized winding crown in its base. The control systems of a rocket are above the power source and the same holds true for Destination Moon, which has a vertical regulator underneath the time display, as well as a time-setting knob at the top of the movement. That regulator with its animated balance is protected from cosmic radiation (and curious fingers) by a small panel of virtually invisible mineral glass. Hours and minutes are displayed by large, white numerals on stainless steel disks.
And there's Neil: a smile-inducing, space-suited figurine forged in solid silver and stainless steel, magnetically attached to the ladder connecting the crown to the movement. Neil imparts a childlike sense of wonder by putting Man into the Machine.
Model: DESTINATION MOON L’ÉPÉE 1839 × MB&F
Functions: Hour and minute indications stamped on rotating stainless steel discs
Material: Movement in palladium-plated brass, stainless steel and nickel-plated stainless steel Frame in satin-finished stainless steel
Landing pods: palladium-plated brass with PVD coating for the blue, green and black editions, or anodized aluminium for the red edition.
Neil (astronaut figurine): solid polished silver with stainless steel helmet, magnetic
Dimensions: 41.4 cm (height) x 23.3 cm (diameter at base) Weight: 4.0 kg
Caliber: L’Epée 1839 movement, designed and manufactured in-house.
Multi-stage vertical architecture Incabloc shock protection system protected by mineral glass. Single barrel Balance frequency: 18,000 bph / 2.5 Hz 164 components and 17 jewels Movement finishing: polishing, bead-blasting and satin finishing Manual winding by rotating the propulsion wheel
Power Reserve: 8 DayPower Reserve:
WHY WE LOVE IT
A beautiful art creation in black and steel, a great combination. Head to the moon with MB&F and L’ÉPÉE 1839, this would look amazing on display at home or the office desk! A conversation starter for sure.