Hate Spiders? Then This is the Last Clock You'll Want Hanging on Your Wall

By Andrew Liszewski on at

In the electronics world, Sony has made a name for itself with the occasional off-the-wall design. But in the watchmaking world, it’s a company called MB&F who’s responsible for some of the craziest clocks you’ve ever seen. And its latest creation will give arachnophobes the creeps.

Hate Spiders? Then This Is the Last Clock You'll Want Hanging on Your Wall

The MB&F Arachnophobia isn’t pretending to be anything other than a horological masterpiece that’s designed to look like a giant spider, complete with a bulbous body-like clock face on top, and a set of eight long legs it can stand on.

Hate Spiders? Then This Is the Last Clock You'll Want Hanging on Your Wall

You can leave the Arachnophobia standing on your desk, but to really up the creep-factor MB&F includes a special rod allowing the clock to be mounted to a wall so it looks like the spider is scampering down from the ceiling. Every time you glance over to check the time, you’ll be subconsciously reaching for a rolled-up newspaper.

Hate Spiders? Then This Is the Last Clock You'll Want Hanging on Your Wall

So how does MB&F justify charging between £10,000 to just over £11,000 (depending on the finish and metals used) for such a creation? What you’re really paying for is that complex and highly engineered Swiss watch movement that powers those curved hands on top. It’s basically a fancy Swiss watch, but with a little more novelty than the horological world is used to. [MB&F via Hodinkee]

Hate Spiders? Then This Is the Last Clock You'll Want Hanging on Your Wall