If and when your crypto investments go back up feel free to spend about $100,000 on one of these new creations from the watchmakers at MB&F and noted horologist Stepan Sarpaneva. The watch, called the MoonMachine 2, has a “heads-up” time display on the back end of the case where you see the hours and minutes in bold numerals along with a Sarpaneva-style moonphase display that peeks up and around the bottom of the case.
The case is covered in sapphire prisms and the display itself features a unique magnification system to increase the size of the dials by 20%.
“There are three instances of the immediately recognisable Sarpaneva moon in MoonMachine 2, its piercing eyes and pointed features based on Stepan Sarpanevaâ€™s own face. Two of the Sarpaneva moons are mounted on the moon disc, taking it in turns to cycle under a Korona ring â€” another Sarpaneva design hallmark â€” to indicate the phase of the moon,” write MB&F.
Why should you care about a high-end piece like this? It is, in short, the last of the dying art of haute horologie and MB&F is keeping a number of near-dead technologies alive in this piece including the automatic movement, the moon phase itself, and the unique time-telling method using disks. While it’s obvious that a piece like this is pretty frivolous, especially at over $80,000 for the Titanium model, it’s nice to know someone cares about the night sky enough to bring us a little leering moon for our keyboard-weary wrists.
The watch is available now if your ETH holdings are up.