Half the joy of owning timepieces is gawking at intricacies, and here’s a neat present to magnify that pleasure.
Introducing a gift for a watch collector to share his connoisseurship. Thanks to a mobile phone clip that accompanies Project LpX – an MB&F collaboration with Loupe System, which specialises in advanced magnifying lens – said collector can now show everyone in his social media circles the finer-than-fine details of his timepieces. The warm, tingling sensation he gets from the resulting digital affirmation? Mission accomplished.
At its core, Project LpX is two loupes, with 3x and 6x magnification, stacked into a rocket-shaped sculpture. Its display value means that the lens will always be on hand for collectors to indulge in hours of haute horlogerie appreciation.
And who can blame them? The scopes remind them why they pay watchmaking maestros princely sums. It’s there in the intricate, hand-etched guilloche dials, the gossamer machinations of a dual-tourbillon set-up, all the facets of the 39 jewels in a watch movement that costs the equivalent of a mortgage.
Project LpX enables users to take photos with their mobile devices.
These delightful minutiae are inversely proportional in size to the attached price tag, and surely that’s why a loupe makes the heart leap with joy – it allows one to reenact the justification process again. And that’s almost as cathartic as shopping for a brand new timepiece.
Project LpX retails at $5,400. Available at The Hour Glass.