MB&F + Loupe System present "Project LpX" October 30 2019, 0 Comments

MB&F + Loupe System

Projet LpX marks the first collaboration between MB&F and Loupe System: an intergalactic magnification station enabling accurate viewing of watch movement details, while simultaneously reminding you of the immensity of our galaxy. Five elements combine to make a rocket entity much larger than the sum of its parts. 

This versatile rocket ship offers dust-free storage of up to three Loupe System loupes, but does much more than that while sitting on a desk looking pretty: Project LpX is a smile-on-your-face reminder of the space-themed stories many of us read as a child, inspiring countless dreams of space travel and explorations of the unknown.

And then, you turn off the lights to discover an eerie greenish glow emanating from underneath the rocket base, making the capsule appear to lift right off the desk. The smile on your face broadens as more childhood memories flood back.

Our thanks to MB&F for the great video!

Project LpX is made up of five modular parts, perfectly packaged in a sturdy travel case:

The Base

CNC-machined from a solid billet, the anodized aluminium rocket base contains a tritium capsule “booster” emitting a cosmic glow in the dark, making it ready for take-off in search of new lifeforms. The light comes from a self-luminous tritium gas capsule with a half-life of 15 years; torches/flashlights using the same technology were part of the equipment that NASA issued to Apollo astronauts. The glow requires no supplementary power or charging light sources, and is not affected by temperature, humidity, or barometric pressure.
Polished and satin-finished stainless steel, non-articulated landing struts are also attached to the base so that Project LpX can stand on its own.

The Three Modular Body Components

The rocket can be configured to accommodate one, two, or three Loupe System loupes, each hidden inside the rocket to be revealed at the owner’s leisure (and pleasure).
CNC-machined from solid billets, and then combined with other individually machined parts, the three anodized aluminium “stage” components attach to each other using a clicking bayonet system (similar to the lens mount for an SLR camera), making them easy to assemble and disassemble (or play with).

The Nose Cone

CNC-machined from a solid billet, the anodized aluminium top rocket section doesn’t just minimise aerodynamic drag, it points toward space providing a constant reminder that there’s more to discover out there.
The nose cone can be attached to any of the modular “stage” components using the same bayonet system.

The Loupes

Each Project LpX rocket is delivered with two special-edition loupes – a Model 01 6x loupe and a Model 02 3x loupe – both with "Loupe System [+] MB&F" branded black leather grips.

The Universal Clip

Loupe System’s universal clip is also included in the case, allowing you to attach the loupes to any mobile phone or tablet, and thus use them to take macro photos or videos.


Project LpX launches in 4 limited editions of 99 pieces each in blue, red, black or green.


Accommodates one, two or three Loupe System loupes; rocket booster glows in the dark.


Dimensions: 28 cm (diameter of base’s legs) x 33 cm (overall height).

Materials: anodized aluminium with polished and satin-finished stainless steel; non-articulated landing struts (stand) in polished and satin-finished stainless steel.

Composition: 5 elements (base, three modular body parts, nose cone) connected using bayonet assembly, allowing configuration to accommodate one, two, or three loupes.

Light: in base, self-luminous tritium gas capsule.

Weight: 600 grams by itself; 850 grams with the two included loupes.


Case: Sturdy XL ABS waterproof case with custom-molded foam interior.

Dimensions: 44 x 35 x 19 cm.

Contents: Project LpX instructions; rocket split into base with legs, three stages and nose cone; two loupes with their own zipped carry cases and alternative flat eye-cups; and a Universal Clip mount.

Loupes: A Model 01 (6x) and a Model 02 (3x) are included with each rocket.
A third, additional Model 03 (10x) loupe, with the same "Loupe System [+] MB&F" co-branded black leather grip, is available as an option.

Weight: 4.8 kg.