Hippocampus clock, an extraordinary piece of horological brilliance


Zurich-based clockmaker Miki Eleta has been creating kinetic sculptures and has used his experience in the same to craft this exceptionally unique timepiece. Unveiled at the MB&F M.A.D. The hippocampus clock uses a custom-created escapement set in action with a sea-horse-shaped anchor, all designed by Eleta himself.


The Hippocampus clock is one of the six extraordinary pieces of Eleta’s imagination on display at the MB&F M.A.D. Gallery. The clock stands 2.8 meters high and includes a one-of-a-kind musical movement. This musical movement sports a melody that does not repeat itself over a hundred years! The designer of this exceptional timepiece is a self-taught clock-maker and began mastering his trade after a client questioned his precision a decade ago. Learning it all in just a year, this horological genius now creates two extraordinary clocks every year.

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