Impressive Cool Diving Watch From MB&F

The renowned Swiss watchmaker MB&F has planned to impress everyone at SIHH 2017 with the new Horological Machine No. 7 Aquapod , a cool diving watch that can handle 50-meter deep waters, but it’s absolutely incredible from any angle you look at it. This exquisite timepiece is actually the first round-cased Horological Machine designed by the Swiss brand, with the odd fact being that the MB&F HM7 Aquapod has been released after the introduction of the HM8. Showing off a 53.8 mm case consisting 95 parts, this precious watch also benefits from a sapphire sandwich inner case where a spherical mechanical automatic movement makes everything come to life. One crown on the MB&F HM7 Aquapod is for winding the movement, and the other one is for setting the time, a perfect balance and a visual effect that will surely charm everyone. The MB&F HM7 Aquapod also benefits from a lot of luminant, making this watch a very noticeable piece in the dark. The movement inside of the MB&F HM7 Aquapod comprises 303 parts, operating at 2.5Hz (18,000bph) and bragging about a 72-hour power reserve. Inspired by jellyfish tentacles, the automatic rotor was produced from titanium, with the weight having been constructed out of platinum. A black rubber-style strap, that’s actually an aircraft-grade Fluorocarbon FKM 70 Shore A elastomer, finishes everything off and keeps this watch attached to your wrist. The HM7 Aquapod will be available either in titanium or 18k rose gold, with 33 pieces in titanium priced at 98,000 Swiss francs, and 66 pieces in gold costing you exactly 118,000 Swiss francs.

Impressive MB&F Arachnophobia Table Clock

Inspired by a giant spider sculpture called Maman created by Louise Bourgeois (1911 – 2010) that MB&F founder Maximilian Büsser had seen in both Geneva and Doha, Arachnophobia is the result of the collaboration of MB&F with L’Epée 1839 – Switzerland’s only specialised high-end clock manufacture – who engineered and crafted the unconventional timepiece. Büsser developed the concept with L’Epée, selecting a high-end L’Epée clock movement and re-imagining it as the mechanical head and torso of a spider. The body is outfitted with a black dome with white numerals depicting the hours and minutes. The head of the spider houses the regulator with its oscillating balance wheel beating at 18,000 vibrations per hour while the other end contains the mainspring barrel, which powers the movement. To achieve the right look, L’Epée had to transform its eight-day movement redesigning the palladium-plated main plates as well as the layout of the gear train. The escapement was rotated 90° to better represent the head. Attached to the abdomen by ball-and-socket joints are eight, visually enticing legs articulated where they join the body by ball-and-socket joints. The legs can be rotated so that Arachnophobia can stand tall on a desk or splayed flat for wall mounting. Finishing techniques used on the clock’s body and legs include anglage, mirror polishing, satin finishing, circular satin finishing, sand-blasting, and polishing. Arachnophobia is available in black or 18k yellow gold-plated editions with prices of Swiss Francs 15,300 and Swiss Francs 17,500 accordingly.

Stunning HMX Watch by MB&F

In 2015 MB&F celebrates 10 years since the brave move of Maximilian Büsser to start his own brand or, as he says, “horological creative lab”. While most watch brands celebrate anniversaries releasing highly expensive timepieces, MB&F decided to do the opposite and for its 10th anniversary presents the HMX, the most affordable Horological Machine to date. This way MB&F wants to thank collectors and supporters who helped the brand to grow year after year. The design of the case, extremely challenging to manufacture, is clearly inspired by supercars, one of the great passions of Büsser. Made of stainless steel and grade 5 titanium, the case (46.8 x 44.3 x 20.7 mm) was not only carefully designed but also weighed in order to give the right feelings to the wearer, not too heavy but also not too light. The HMX is available in four variations, each characterised by the colour used for display, movement and strap details. And, of course, the colours are taken from the motor racing world: Lotus black, British racing green, Bugatti blue or Ferrari red. The vertical hour and minute display on HMX are derived from circular discs rotating flat on top of the movement. Each of the two discs (one for the bi-directional jumping hours, one for the minutes) is printed with mirror image numerals that are reflected and magnified by two triangular shaped optical prisms so that they display vertically. The jumping hour and trailing minutes module was developed in-house by MB&F and it is powered by a Sellita gear train with a balance wheel beating at 28,800 vibrations per hour with a power reserve of 42 hours. The automatic winding rotor is made of 22K gold. The MB&F HMX will be available in four limited editions of 20 pieces each at the price of Swiss Francs 29,000 before taxes.

Melchior – Robot Clock by MB&F

This robotic clock is far from the one you had as a kid with a digital display planted in Optimus Prime’s plastic stomach. Melchior, from MB&F and L’Epée 1839, is a 480-component mechanical table clock that just happens to look like something out of a sci-fi film. Complete with a 40-day power reserve that’s measured on the abdomen dial, a polished glass dome/skull, and eyes with retrograde action that mark off intervals of 20 seconds, it’s as much a high-end table clock as it is a work of futuristic art. Melchior’s Gatling gun arm detaches and doubles as winding key for the movement. Available in two different editions – ‘Light’ and ‘Dark and Light’ – the incredible clock is limited to just 99 pieces. Price tag is $36000. If you’re interested you can buy it here.

MB&F HM6 Space Pirate Watch

Inspired by classic Japanese sci-fi cartoons and 1970s biomorphic design, the MB&F HM6 Space Pirate Watch is a fantastically weird timepiece.In each of the four corners of HM6’s biomorphic case is a 360° sphere, capped top and bottom by transparent sapphire crystal domes. Up forward, two semi-spherical indications rotate vertically, displaying hours and minutes. Back aft, driven through multiplying gearing by the automatic winding rotor, twin spherical turbines spin horizontally, automatically regulating the winding system in case of excessive speed to reduce stress and wear.While the transparent cupola on top of HM6 Space Pirate offers a tantalising glimpse into the sophisticated Engine below, the sapphire crystal display portal on the back reveals more of the 475 finely finished components making up the highly complex movement, which required over three years of development. Also visible through the display back is part of the winding mechanism and the platinum 950 winding battle-axe rotor.While Horological Machine No.6’s gentle curves and bulging “eyes” may give it the appearance of a friendly extra-terrestrial life form, the strength of its exoskeleton is formidable thanks to the aeronautic grade Ti-6Al-4V titanium case. And a titanium brace runs around the central circumference of the hull, reinforcing the structure and supporting the lugs. Limited to just 50 units by $230,000 each, it’s finished off with a handsome black calfskin strap that no one’s going to notice because they’ll be too busy staring at the top of your wrist.

HM3 ReBel Watches by MB&F

MB&F has released their latest watches called ReBel: R for right (hand), B for Black (case). The black-coated ReBel is a distinctive, rock ‘n roll mirror-image of the HM3 designed to be worn on the right wrist, as a few individualists out there want to do. Under the ReBel’s black PVD-treated white gold case, charcoal-coloured movement plates and bridges form a darkened backdrop to the flash of the 22K rotor as it speeds by, while white gold clover-head screws on top of the black case resemble rivets in an upmarket biker’s leather jacket. The HM3 ReBel is a limited edition of 18 pieces.

MB&F and Boucheron Present the JWLRYMACHINE

This spectacular watch could be a real star in collection of beautiful luxury watches. Young Swiss horological Concept Laboratory, MB&F, and prestigious 152 year old high jewelry legend Boucheron has teamed up for creating exeptional timepiece, an astonishing haute-joaillerie version of MB&F’s Horological Machine No 3 (HM3), first ever JWLRYMACHINE.

New Stunning Model from MB&F – HM4 Thunderbolt

After a three long years of development high-end watch manufacturer MB&F has released its new stunning model HM4 Thunderbolt. But this isn’t just a watch, it’s a horological machine that was inspired by A-10 plane. This complex machine has two dials: one for the time, one a powers indicator. Titanium case with saphire took over 200 hours of machining and finishing to achieve a desired aerodynamic look. Two mainspring barrels store up to 72hrs worth of power. The internal mechanism is visible trough sapphire glass at the top and bottom. Mechanism consist of the 300-plus components including the regulator and even the screws. For all this luxury you will pay $158,000.

Unusual, Interesting and Unique Watches

Watches can be different shapes, with different mechanisms and functions, case and dial, and, of course, may have different cost. They serve not only its primary function – to show time. Watches talk about the status of its owner, its financial situation, flavor, allegiances, the rhythm of life, and even mood.