Horological experts MB&F and L’Epee 1839 have collaborated before, and their most recent project, the Grant Robot Clock, is another excellent example of what two companies focused on quality can come up with when they join forces. The Grant Robot Clock is a tabletop timepiece that bears a striking resemblance to a Sci-Fi tank. Powered by a 268 component movement, the robot is available in nickel, black, or blue, with only 50 of each color being made.
This time-telling robot can be positioned into three different modes: lying horizontally on its chassis, in a 45 degree crouch, or sitting upright at 90 degrees. Regardless of where you’re sitting, you’ll always be able to position Grant just where you want him. With a little help, you can roll Grant across your desk using his functional caterpillar tracks. The tracks use an Incabloc shock protection system for smoother movement. There is also a spinning wheel on the left side and a removable grenade launcher on the right side that doubles as a winding and setting key.
The robot takes its name from the M3, a medium American tank used during World War II. The tank could be varied with different turret configurations and crew sizes. With so many variations available, each was given an individual name. The British-turreted tank was called “Grant,” after the Union General Ulysses S. Grant.
The Grant Robot Clock has an eight-day power reserve.