MB&F Watch – Horological Machine

CASE

  • Grade 5 titanium: ‘Air’ edition (33 pieces), with aviation-style dial and NAC-finish movement; ‘Road’ edition (33 pieces) with speedometer dial and red gold-finished movement
  • 18k 5N+ red gold: ‘Air’ edition (18 pieces), with aviation-style dial and NAC-finish movement; ‘Road’ edition (18 pieces) with speedometer dial and rhodium-plated movement
  • Dimensions: 57mm x 47mm x 23mm
  • 43 components (titanium), 49 components (red gold)
  • Water resistance: Water resistant to 3ATM (30m); assembled in three segments with patented three-dimensional gasket

ENGINE

  • Manual-winding in-house movement
  • Two fully independent balance wheels with planetary differential
  • Hours and minutes on vertical dial display
  • Frequency: 2.5Hz (18,000bph)
  • 301 components / 52 jewels / 45 hours power reserve

SAPPHIRE CRYSTALS

  • Five sapphire crystals treated with anti-reflective coating

Experience the intricate creation of the Horological Machines (modeled on mid-century automobile and aviation design):

ABOUT MB&F HM9 MACHINES

In the mid 19th century, aerodynamic principles were just beginning to appear in automotive design. Forms became curvilinear and portrayed the promise of power and speed – but designers were guided more by their aesthetic sense than by any scientific precepts.

Inspired by the automotive and aviation design of this era, the HM9 utilizes a geometrically complex combination of milled sapphire crystal and titanium or red gold case elements. HM9 redefines what is possible in watch case design.

Like of a jet engine, the highly complex case encloses an equally complex manual winding movement, developed fully in house by MB&F. Twin balance wheels beat independently on each side of the Machine, while the central body reveals the gearbox of the HM9 engine: a planetary differential that averages the output of both balances to provide one stable reading of the time.

 

ABOUT MB&F

At MB&F they turned traditional watchmaking of the highest craftsmanship into futuristic, fiercely unconventional timekeeping machines. These sculptured, three-dimensional cases and beautifully-finished engines are called ‘Machines’.

After decades conforming to the rules of corporate watchmaking, Maximilian Büsser broke the chains and started a rebellion in 2005; a rebellion called MB&F – Maximilian Büsser & Friends.

MB&F is an artistic concept laboratory based around a simple idea: to assemble collectives of independent watchmaking professionals to develop radical watches – Horological or Legacy Machines. By nurturing teams of talented individuals, harnessing their passion and creativity and crediting each person’s essential role, MB&F uses their synergy to become much greater than the sum of its parts. Respecting tradition, but never constrained by it, they reinterpret traditional, high-quality watchmaking into three-dimensional kinetic sculptures.

These rare, limited edition pieces are now available at Gold Mountain Gallery, inquire about availability.

 

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