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.
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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