MB&F M.A.D.Gallery has long been the go-to place for eclectic kinetic art, and its newest addition shows exactly why that is. Recently debuted at the Geneva M.A.D.Gallery is a collaborative timepiece named KB2, created by Philippe Lebru and Alain Silberstein – two important figures in French mechanical watchmaking for over 30 years.
Philippe Lebru is the founder and director of the UTINAM Besançon and has brought the world iconic contemporary pendulum clocks, while watch designer Alain Silberstein is the creator of nouvelle horlogerie-leading models such as the Krono Bauhaus. The KB2 (short for Kontwaz Bauhaus 2) is a playful and eye-catching skeleton clock. It features primary colours and geometric shapes on its dial and hands as crafted by Silberstein, while the mechanical side of the timepiece is inspired by UTINAM’s famous Pop Up clock. The mechanical movement is an evolution of the Pop Up’s movement and consists of 161 parts with 3600 vibrations per hour.
Made of stainless steel, brass, and aluminium, the KB2 is available in two editions: a 2-metre tall clock and wall mount version without the stand. The stunning timepiece can be purchased at MB&F M.A.D.Gallery and its online store, with only 88 examples on offer.