Co-created by MB&F and L’Epée 1839, Grant is a triple-tracked, MadMax-cross-Transformer robot clock on a mission. In today’s fast-paced world, we are constantly racing against the clock and not having enough time. The nearest hour was once precise enough – now the world has created some of the most accurate clocks in history! No wonder you are stressed, but relax, help is at hand. Grant is here.
Time Robot on a Mission
Grant is a robot with a time display on his shield and a mission to slow things down when time runs too fast. With no incessantly flashing digital numerals on Grant’s shield and constant spinning second hand, Grant transforms frantic chaos into relaxing hours and minutes, and that’s all the time you really need.
While Grant’s time moves relatively slowly, he can travel quickly over rough terrain (or the messiest desk) on his three operational rubber tracks. Grant can also transform into one of three different modes: lying horizontally over his chassis for a low profile; crouching at 45 degrees; and sitting up 90 degrees. Grant’s time shield can always be set to a comfortable and optimal viewing angle.
A Marvel to Behold
Whatever the angle, Grant’s highly polished clockwork is on full display, and you can follow every click and turn of the gears. The mainspring barrel click near his ‘belly button’ is particularly mesmerizing in operation. The isochronal oscillations of the regulator keeping time in Grant’s glass-domed ‘brain’ are evidence of the clockwork’s high precision.
Watching Grant “thinking” in real time is a stress-relieving activity in itself: Grant transforms time so that you can relax and enjoy it. Grant’s 8-day, in-line manufacture movement features the same superlative fine finishing as found on the finest wrist – watches: Geneva waves, anglage, polishing, sandblasting, plus circular and vertical satin finishing. Hand finishing a clock movement is significantly more challenging than that of a wristwatch due to the larger surface areas of the clock components.
While he doesn’t look for fights, Grant believes offense is a great form of defense and packs appropriate weaponry. His left arm holds a “you-really-don’t-want-to-mess-with-me” spinning disk, while his right arm clasps a removable grenade launcher. Grant even has a surprise up his sleeve: his grenade launcher is removable and doubles as the winding and time-setting key for his 8-day clockwork, so he isn’t likely to run out of either firepower or time.
Grant is available in three limited editions of 50 pieces each in Nickel, Black and Blue.