Table clocks and wall clocks once played an important role in "telling people the time." However, now that the room is flooded with devices that tell the time, such as TVs and smartphones, the role of table clocks and wall clocks as tools to convey the time is changing.
So what is the role of table clocks and wall clocks today? Italian watchmaker MB & F thought it should be an "interior" and created a spider-shaped watch "Arachnophobia". This work is a collaboration with Swiss high-end watch brand L Epee 1839.
"Arachnophobia" is inspired by the work "Maman" by American sculptor Louise Bourgeois. This giant spider object is exhibited at museums around the world, including the Guggenheim Museum in New York and the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa. In Japan, it is installed at "66 Plaza" in Roppongi Hills.
"Arachnophobia" can be self-reliant by its feet. It can be installed on a table and used as a table clock. It can also be mounted on the wall and used as a wall clock. In this case, it can be mounted at various angles like a real spider.
The size is 40.5 cm in height x 40.5 cm in width x 20.3 cm in height, and weighs 0.98 kg (1.96 kg for the gold version), which is quite large. There is a black version and a gold version, according to the manufacturer, the black version is more realistic and the gold version is more gorgeous.
The black version is certainly real. If you look at the black version with a drowsy eye in the middle of the night, you may panic by mistake. However, spiders are arthropods that should be cherished, eating mosquitoes that carry the plague. If you also value "Arachnophobia", it may protect your home and family from disasters.