MB&F

After 15 years managing prestigious watch brands, Maximilian Büsser resigned from his Managing Director position at Harry Winston in 2005 to create MB&F – Maximilian Büsser & Friends. MB&F is an artistic and micro-engineering laboratory dedicated to designing and crafting small series of radical concept watches by bringing together talented horological professionals that Büsser both respects and enjoys working with. In 2007, MB&F unveiled its first Horological Machine, HM1. HM1’s sculptured, three-dimensional case and beautifully finished engine (movement) set the standard for the idiosyncratic Horological Machines that have followed – all Machines that tell the time, rather than Machines to tell the time. The Horological Machines have explored space (HM2, HM3, HM6), the sky (HM4, HM9), the road (HM5, HMX, HM8) and water (HM7).

In 2011, MB&F launched its round-cased Legacy Machine collection. These more classical pieces – classical for MB&F, that is – pay tribute to nineteenth-century watchmaking excellence by reinterpreting complications from the great horological innovators of yesteryear to create contemporary objets d’art. LM1 and LM2 were followed by LM101, the first MB&F Machine to feature a movement developed entirely in-house. LM Perpetual and LM Split Escapement broadened the collection further. MB&F generally alternates between launching contemporary, resolutely unconventional Horological Machines and historically inspired Legacy Machines.

As the F stands for Friends, it was only natural for MB&F to develop collaborations with artists, watchmakers, designers and manufacturers they admire. This brought about two new categories: Performance Art and Co-creations. While Performance Art pieces are MB&F machines revisited by external creative talent, Co-creations are not wristwatches but other types of machines, engineered and crafted by unique Swiss Manufactures from MB&F ideas and designs. Many of these Co-creations, such as the clocks created with L’Epée 1839, tell the time while collaborations with Reuge and Caran d’Ache generated other forms of mechanical art.

Some timepieces to
discover

LM101 WG

  • Description
  • Technical Specifications

Like its big brother Legacy Machine No.1 (44mm), LM101 (40mm) is dominated by a suspended “flying” balance wheel, its sedate oscillations drawing the eye ever closer. Two pristine-white subdials are placed underneath: at the top right, hours and minutes are displayed by blued-gold hands, while the 45-hour power reserve indicator is displayed in a smaller, but similar subdial below. In an apparent feat of magic, the domed sapphire crystal protecting the dial appears to be invisible.

 

Turning over, the display back crystal reveals the exquisitely hand-finished movement. Curved plates and bridges designed by award-winning independent watchmaker Kari Voutilainen pay homage to the style found in high quality historic pocket watches.

  • Reference
  • 51.WL.W
  • Case material
  • White Gold 18 Ct
  • Case diameter
  • 40mm
  • Case thickness
  • 16mm
  • Caseback
  • Sapphire
  • Water resistance
  • 30 metres
  • Movement
  • Mechanical
  • Winding
  • Manual
  • Power reserve
  • 45 hours
  • Frequency
  • 18,000 v/h (2.5Hz)
  • Components
  • 229
  • Dial color
  • Black
  • Dial material
  • Brass PVD
  • Dial decoration
  • Sunray pattern
  • Functions
  • Hours, minutes and power reserve
  • Bracelet material
  • Alligator leather
  • Buckle type
  • Pin buckle
  • Buckle material
  • Pin buckle
  • Retail Price
  • 66 000 € including 20% VAT

MB&F x H.Moser LM101 Red

  • Description
  • Technical Specifications

H. Moser & Cie. and MB&F are both independent, humanscale Swiss companies. They are run by two passionate personalities, longstanding acquaintances who both appreciate and respect each other on both a personal and professional level. The brands have in fact been working together for more than ten years, with Precision Engineering AG – a sister company of H. Moser & Cie. – notably supplying MB&F’s balance springs. It is therefore not surprising that MB&F asked Edouard Meylan to take part as a “friend” to help create a Performance Art Piece. The latest aspect of this collaboration lies in its being a two-way street. Maximilian Büsser says: “When I called Edouard to tell him that I wanted to collaborate on a creation, I mentioned that I really liked the double balance-spring, the Moser fumé dials and the Concept watch series

  • Reference
  • 51.WL.W
  • Limited edition
  • 15 pieces
  • Case material
  • Stainless steel
  • Case diameter
  • 40mm
  • Case thickness
  • 16mm
  • Caseback
  • Sapphire glass
  • Water resistance
  • 30 meters
  • Movement
  • Mechanical
  • Winding
  • Manual winding
  • Power reserve
  • 45 hours
  • Frequency
  • 18,000a/h (2.5Hz)
  • Components
  • 229
  • Dial color
  • Red
  • Functions
  • Hours, minutes, power reserve indicator
  • Bracelet material
  • Brown calf skin
  • Buckle type
  • Folding Clasp
  • Buckle material
  • Stainless steel
  • retail price
  • sold out (54000 € including 20% VAT)

MB&F x H.Moser LM101 Green

  • Description
  • Technical Specifications

H. Moser & Cie. and MB&F are both independent, humanscale Swiss companies. They are run by two passionate personalities, longstanding acquaintances who both appreciate and respect each other on both a personal and professional level. The brands have in fact been working together for more than ten years, with Precision Engineering AG – a sister company of H. Moser & Cie. – notably supplying MB&F’s balance springs. It is therefore not surprising that MB&F asked Edouard Meylan to take part as a “friend” to help create a Performance Art Piece. The latest aspect of this collaboration lies in its being a two-way street. Maximilian Büsser says: “When I called Edouard to tell him that I wanted to collaborate on a creation, I mentioned that I really liked the double balance-spring, the Moser fumé dials and the Concept watch series

  • Reference
  • 51.WL.W
  • Limited edition
  • 15 pieces
  • Case material
  • Stainless steel
  • Case diameter
  • 40mm
  • Case thickness
  • 16mm
  • Caseback
  • Sapphire glass
  • Water resistance
  • 30 meters
  • Movement
  • Mechanical
  • Winding
  • Manual winding
  • Power reserve
  • 45 hours
  • Frequency
  • 18,000a/h (2.5Hz)
  • Components
  • 229
  • Dial color
  • Green
  • Functions
  • Hours, minutes, power reserve indicator
  • Bracelet material
  • Brown calf skin
  • Buckle type
  • Folding Clasp
  • Buckle material
  • Stainless steel
  • retail price
  • Sold out (54000 € including 20% VAT)

MB&F LM Perpetual YG

  • Description
  • Technical Specifications

With Legacy Machine Perpetual, MB&F and independent watchmaker Stephen McDonnell have reinvented one of the most complex traditional watchmaking complications: the perpetual calendar. The result is Legacy Machine Perpetual, featuring a visually stunning in-house movement, developed from the ground up to eliminate the drawbacks of conventional perpetual calendars.

The 581-component, fully integrated and purpose-built movement of Legacy Machine Perpetual has been designed for user-friendly and trouble-free use: thanks to an innovative “mechanical processor” (patent pending), no more skipping dates or jamming gears, and the adjuster pushers automatically deactivate when the calendar changes, so no problems there either.

  • Reference
  • 03.YL.BL
  • Limited edition
  • 25 pieces
  • Case material
  • Yellow Gold
  • Case diameter
  • 44mm
  • Case thickness
  • 17.5mm
  • Caseback
  • Sapphire
  • Water resistance
  • 30 meters
  • Movement
  • Mechanical, perpetual calendar
  • Winding
  • Manual
  • Power reserve
  • 72 hours
  • Frequency
  • 18,000 v/h (2.5Hz)
  • Components
  • 581
  • Dial color
  • Blue
  • Dial material
  • brass CVD
  • Dial decoration
  • sunray pattern
  • Functions
  • Hours, minutes, date, day, month, leap-year and power reserve
  • Bracelet material
  • Alligator leather
  • Buckle type
  • Folding clasp
  • Buckle material
  • Titanium
  • Retail Price
  • 176400 € including 20% VAT

MB&F LM Thunderdome

  • Description
  • Technical Specifications

Presenting the Legacy Machine Thunderdome, jointly signed by Eric Coudray and Kari Voutilainen. Rising above a sea of blue guillochage is a rotating spherical mass of gears, pinions and cages. Somehow, from this chaos of motion, order is extracted. Time is indicated on an inclined dial of stretched lacquer, proving that even the wildest horological whirlwinds can be tamed into the logic of hours and minutes.

The new TriAx mechanism, as showcased in Legacy Machine Thunderdome, fulfils MB&F’s directive to Eric Coudray in spectacular fashion. The triple-axis rotating escapement has a stripped-down construction that transgresses both tradition and modern convention. Instead of the rational (and cumbersome) system that associates one cage with each rotational axis, the TriAx defies logic with a three-axis, twocage configuration that allows for unprecedented visibility of the Thunderdome’s beating, whirling heart.

  • Reference
  • 06.PL.BL
  • Limited edition
  • 33 pieces
  • Case material
  • Platinum 950
  • Case diameter
  • 44 mm
  • Case thickness
  • 22,2 mm
  • Caseback
  • Sapphire glass
  • Water resistance
  • 30 meters
  • Movement
  • Movement developed for MB&F by Eric Coudray and Kari Voutilainen
  • Winding
  • Manual winding
  • Power reserve
  • 45 hours
  • Frequency
  • 21600 v/h (3Hz)
  • Components
  • 413
  • Dial color
  • sky-blue
  • Dial material
  • Guilloché dial
  • Functions
  • Hours and minutes displayed on a 58° vertically tilted dial. Power reserve indicator on the back of the movement
  • Bracelet material
  • Alligator
  • Buckle type
  • Folding Clasp
  • Buckle material
  • Platinum 950
  • Retail Price
  • 300000 € including 20% VAT

MB&F HM10 Bulldog

  • Description
  • Technical Specifications

A rounded, compact body of titanium. Two prominent aluminium time-display “eyes”, rolling at anyone who dares look its way. A collar studded with projections that allow you to wind the mainspring or set the time. Stout but flexible “legs” that wrap firmly around your wrist. Just like the creature for which it is named, there’s more to HM10 “Bulldog” than meets the eye. Its hinged jaws open and shut according to the amount of wind left in its mainspring. If you can clearly see the rows of shining teeth lining the jaws, get ready, because that means “Bulldog” is full of fight, charged up with a 45 hours of mainspring energy.

One final piece of advice for those who come across Horological Machine N°10 “Bulldog” is engraved on its body, like a cautionary message you might find on the collar of a particularly feisty canine. The beast may be intimidating, but it ultimately exists in service of another. People would do well to remember — “Forget the dog, beware of the owner”.

  • Reference
  • 100.TL.BL
  • Case material
  • Titanium Grade 5
  • Case diameter
  • 54 x 45 mm
  • Case thickness
  • 24 mm
  • Water resistance
  • 50 meters
  • Movement
  • Three-dimensional movement with flying balance wheel developed in-house.
  • Winding
  • Manual winding
  • Power reserve
  • 45 hours
  • Frequency
  • 18,000 v/h (2.5Hz)
  • Components
  • 301
  • Functions
  • Hours on left dome (aluminium dome rotating in 12 hours)
    Minutes on right dome (aluminium dome rotating in 60 minutes)
    Power reserve indicated in 3D by the opening and closing of the jaws (end of power reserve = closed jaws).
  • Bracelet material
  • Hand-stitched blue calf-leather
  • Buckle type
  • Velcro system
  • Retail Price
  • 110400 € including 20% VAT

HM9 Flow Ti – Air edition

  • Description
  • Technical Specifications

In the late 1940s and 1950s, aerodynamic principles were just beginning to take root in automotive design. Curvilinear forms became more prominent, carrying the immediate promise of power and speed – but designers were guided more by their aesthetic sense than by any scientific precepts. Inspired by the dynamic profiles of automotive and aviation mid-century design, HM9 Flow treads the path first opened by the HM4 Thunderbolt and HM6 Space Pirate, utilising a geometrically complex combination of milled sapphire crystal and titanium case elements. But HM9 goes beyond its predecessors, redefining what was thought to be possible in case design.

Reminiscent of a jet engine, the highly complex case encloses an equally complex manual winding movement, developed fully in house. Twin balance wheels beat independently on each flank 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.

  • Reference
  • 90.TL.AB
  • Limited edition
  • 33 pieces
  • Case material
  • Titan Grade 5
  • Case diameter
  • 57x47mm
  • Case thickness
  • 23mm
  • Caseback
  • Sapphire
  • Water resistance
  • 30 metres
  • Movement
  • Mechanical with planetary differencial
  • Winding
  • Manual
  • Power reserve
  • 45 hours
  • Frequency
  • 18,000 v/h (2.5Hz)
  • Components
  • 301
  • Dial color
  • Black
  • Dial material
  • aluminium
  • Dial decoration
  • Air edition
  • Functions
  • Hours, minutes
  • Bracelet material
  • veal leather
  • Buckle type
  • Folding clasp
  • Buckle material
  • Titanim
  • Retail Price
  • 187 200 €

HM8 can-am

  • Description
  • Technical Specifications

Over the last decade, two indelible forms have dominated the main characteristics of an MB&F Horological Machine: the distinctive angular form and optical prism manifested in HM5 and HMX; and the signature battle-axe winding rotor, which took centre stage on top of HM3, MB&F’s most popular model to date. HM8 takes those two idiosyncratic features and infuses them with high-octane Can-Am race car-inspired design. HM8 features a curvaceous yet angular case with dual optical prisms vertically displaying bi-directional jumping hours and minutes, while the distinctive battle-axe winding rotor is visible on top.

But the real star of HM8 is its Can-Am inspired chrome “roll bars” majestically sweeping from the top of the front of the Machine down to the tapered back. HM8’s Engine sits in full view under nearly invisible sapphire crystal engine cover. The open centre of the battle-axe rotor enables appreciation of the circular wave finish on the movement, while the hours and minute indication discs are visible day and night in the corners.

  • Reference
  • 80.RTL.B
  • Case material
  • 18K red gold and titanium
  • Case diameter
  • 49x51.5mm
  • Case thickness
  • 19mm
  • Caseback
  • Sapphire
  • Water resistance
  • 30 metres
  • Movement
  • Mechanical
  • Winding
  • Automatic
  • Power reserve
  • 42 hours
  • Frequency
  • 18,000 v/h (2.5Hz)
  • Components
  • 247
  • Dial material
  • sapphire prism
  • Functions
  • Minutes and bi-directional jumping hours displayed by two optical prisms that both reflect and magnify.
  • Bracelet material
  • Alligator leather
  • Buckle type
  • Folding clasp
  • Buckle material
  • red gold and titanium
  • Retail Price
  • 86400 € including 20% VAT

HM7 RG & Titanium

  • Description
  • Technical Specifications

After pushing the boundaries of horological exploration by blasting into outer space (HM2, HM3, HM6), launching into the sky (HM4), and powering down the road and around the track (HM5, HMX, HM8), MB&F plunges into the water with Horological Machine No.7, aka HM7 Aquapod. The organic jellyfish-inspired design of HM7 Aquapod is counter-balanced by the very mechanical horology within: a central 60-second flying tourbillon tops the concentric vertical movement architecture, with indications radiating out from the centre like ripples in a pond.

Like many jellyfish, HM7 glows in the dark: on the hour and minute numerals, around the inside of the movement and along the tentacle-like winding rotor. While HM7 is not a dive watch but MB&F added one element that all serious aquatic watches possess: a unidirectional rotating bezel in green sapphire. But unlike every other dive watch, Aquapod’s bezel isn’t attached to the case, but floats apart.

  • Reference
  • 70.TGL.B
  • Limited edition
  • 66 pieces
  • Case material
  • Red Gold & Titanium
  • Case diameter
  • 53.8mm
  • Case thickness
  • 21.3mm
  • Caseback
  • Sapphire
  • Water resistance
  • 50 metres
  • Movement
  • Mechanical, Flying tourbillon
  • Winding
  • Automatic
  • Power reserve
  • 72 hours
  • Frequency
  • 18,000 v/h (2.5Hz)
  • Components
  • 303
  • Dial color
  • Black
  • Dial material
  • Aluminium and titane and superluminova
  • Functions
  • Hours and minutes, unidirectional rotating bezel for elapsed time
  • Bracelet material
  • Rubber
  • Buckle type
  • Folding clasp
  • Buckle material
  • Titanim
  • Retail price
  • 142 800 € including 20% VAT

MB&F FlyingT Pavée

  • Description
  • Technical Specifications

The story begins (as so many do) with a woman. Legacy Machine FlyingT owes its genesis to founder Maximilian Büsser’s ruminations on the keystone roles that women have played in his life. Launched in the first months of 2019, LM FlyingT manifested a rich and complex femininity, choosing to embody elegance and vitality – a formidable resilience – over the softer conventions of womanhood.

A soaring flying tourbillon projects, column-like, from the dial plate, driven by energy generated by the sun-shaped rotor (power reserve of 100 hours). A diamond flashes atop the upper tourbillon cage. Dynamism and precisely engineered motion characterise LM FlyingT, which debuted in three white gold diamond-set editions. At the foot of the flying tourbillon, located at 7 o’clock, is a dial of white lacquer that displays the hours and minutes with a pair of blue serpentine hands. The dial is inclined at a 50° tilt so that the time can be read only by the wearer; an intimate communication that highlights the personal nature of the LM FlyingT.

  • Reference
  • 05.WSL.S2
  • Case material
  • White Gold 18 carats set with 558 diamonds for 3,5 carats
  • Case diameter
  • 38,5 mm
  • Case thickness
  • 20 mm
  • Caseback
  • Sapphire glass
  • Water resistance
  • 30 meters
  • Movement
  • Flying tourbillon developped in-house.
  • Winding
  • Self-winding
  • Power reserve
  • 100 hours
  • Frequency
  • 18,000 v/h (2.5Hz)
  • Components
  • 280
  • Dial color
  • Black
  • Dial material
  • Diamonds
  • Functions
  • Hours and minutes displayed on a 50° vertically tilted dial with two blued serpentine hands.
    Two crowns: winding on left and time-setting on right
  • Bracelet material
  • Shiny calf skin
  • Buckle type
  • Pin Buckle
  • Buckle material
  • White gold set with diamonds
  • Retail Price
  • 162000 € including 20% VAT

MB&F FlyingT Lacquered

  • Description
  • Technical Specifications

The story begins (as so many do) with a woman. Legacy Machine FlyingT owes its genesis to founder Maximilian Büsser’s ruminations on the keystone roles that women have played in his life. Launched in the first months of 2019, LM FlyingT manifested a rich and complex femininity, choosing to embody elegance and vitality – a formidable resilience – over the softer conventions of womanhood.

A soaring flying tourbillon projects, column-like, from the dial plate, driven by energy generated by the sun-shaped rotor (power reserve of 100 hours). A diamond flashes atop the upper tourbillon cage. Dynamism and precisely engineered motion characterise LM FlyingT, which debuted in three white gold diamond-set editions. At the foot of the flying tourbillon, located at 7 o’clock, is a dial of white lacquer that displays the hours and minutes with a pair of blue serpentine hands. The dial is inclined at a 50° tilt so that the time can be read only by the wearer; an intimate communication that highlights the personal nature of the LM FlyingT.

  • Reference
  • 05.WSL.B
  • Case material
  • 18k white gold set with 168 diamonds for 1.7ct
  • Case diameter
  • 38,5 mm
  • Case thickness
  • 20 mm
  • Caseback
  • Sapphire glass
  • Water resistance
  • 30 meters
  • Movement
  • Flying tourbillon developped in-house
  • Winding
  • Self-winding
  • Power reserve
  • 100 hours
  • Frequency
  • 18,000 v/h (2.5Hz)
  • Components
  • 280
  • Dial color
  • Black
  • Dial material
  • Laquered
  • Functions
  • Hours and minutes displayed on a 50° vertically tilted dial with two blued serpentine hands.
    Two crowns: winding on left and time-setting on right
  • Bracelet material
  • Shiny calf skin
  • Buckle type
  • Pin Buckle
  • Buckle material
  • 18k White gold, set with diamonds
  • Retail Price
  • 132000 € including 20% VAT

MB&F FLying T Platinum

  • Description
  • Technical Specifications

The story begins (as so many do) with a woman. Legacy Machine FlyingT owes its genesis to founder Maximilian Büsser’s ruminations on the keystone roles that women have played in his life. Launched in the first months of 2019, LM FlyingT manifested a rich and complex femininity, choosing to embody elegance and vitality – a formidable resilience – over the softer conventions of womanhood.
A soaring flying tourbillon projects, column-like, from the dial plate, driven by energy generated by the sun-shaped rotor (power reserve of 100 hours). A diamond flashes atop the upper tourbillon cage. Dynamism and precisely engineered motion characterise LM FlyingT.

The Legacy Machine FlyingT platinum embraces its natural self, featuring midsummer sky-blue guilloché dial plates executed by longtime MB&F Friend Kari Voutilainen.
At the foot of the flying tourbillon, located at 7 o’clock, is a dial of white lacquer that displays the hours and minutes with a pair of blue serpentine hands. The dial is inclined at a 50° tilt so that the time can be read only by the wearer; an intimate communication that highlights the personal nature of the LM FlyingT.

  • Reference
  • 05.PL.BLG
  • Limited edition
  • 18
  • Case material
  • Platinum 950
  • Case diameter
  • 38,5 mm
  • Case thickness
  • 20 mm
  • Caseback
  • Sapphire glass
  • Water resistance
  • 30 meters
  • Movement
  • Flying tourbillon developped in-house
  • Winding
  • Self-winding
  • Power reserve
  • 100 hours
  • Frequency
  • 18,000 v/h (2.5Hz)
  • Components
  • 280
  • Dial color
  • Sky-blue
  • Dial material
  • Guilloché dial
  • Functions
  • Hours and minutes displayed on a 50° vertically tilted dial with two blued serpentine hands.
    Two crowns: winding on left and time-setting on right
  • Bracelet material
  • Alligator
  • Buckle type
  • Pin Buckle
  • Buckle material
  • Platinum 950
  • Retail Price
  • 120000 € including 20% VAT

LM Split Escapement Red

  • Description
  • Technical Specifications

There is one constant throughout the Legacy Machine collection: functions and complications vary, but the suspended balance wheel remains literally and metaphorically above everything else. With the LM Split Escapement, this feature is raised to another level.

Just below the domed crystal, the balance of LM SE beats at a sedate, traditional 2.5Hz… What is rather less traditional is its construction: the balance seems to oscillate on its own, without any visible intake of energy. The essential remaining parts of the escapement – anchor and escape wheel – are concealed on the opposite side of the movement, almost 12 mm below

Under the balance, the triple-dial design gives the time at 12 o’clock, the power reserve at 4 o’clock and the date at 8 o’clock – quickly and easily adjustable thanks to a lateral push-button.

Last but not least, LM Split Escapement celebrates the “frosted” finish that is so closely associated with antique pocket watches – a technique executed completely by hand.

  • Reference
  • 03.WL.FR
  • Limited edition
  • 18 pieces
  • Case material
  • 18k white gold
  • Case diameter
  • 44mm
  • Case thickness
  • 17.5mm
  • Caseback
  • Sapphire
  • Water resistance
  • 30 metres
  • Movement
  • Mechanical with split escapement
  • Winding
  • Manual
  • Power reserve
  • 72 hours
  • Frequency
  • 18,000 v/h (2.5Hz)
  • Components
  • 314
  • Dial color
  • rose
  • Dial material
  • red gold
  • Dial decoration
  • frosted
  • Functions
  • Hours, minutes, date and power reserve
  • Bracelet material
  • Alligator leather
  • Buckle type
  • Folding clasp
  • Buckle material
  • white gold and titanium
  • Retail Price
  • 87600 € including 20% VAT

MB&F LM101 Frosted YG

  • Description
  • Technical Specifications

Like its big brother Legacy Machine No.1 (44mm), LM101 (40mm) is dominated by a suspended “flying” balance wheel, its sedate oscillations drawing the eye ever closer. Two pristine-white subdials are placed underneath: at the top right, hours and minutes are displayed by blued-gold hands, while the 45-hour power reserve indicator is displayed in a smaller, but similar subdial below. In an apparent feat of magic, the domed sapphire crystal protecting the dial appears to be invisible.

Turning over, the display back crystal reveals the exquisitely hand-finished movement. Curved plates and bridges designed by award-winning independent watchmaker Kari Voutilainen pay homage to the style found in high quality historic pocket watches.

  • Reference
  • 51.YL.FW
  • Limited edition
  • 18 pieces
  • Case material
  • Yellow Gold 18ct
  • Case diameter
  • 40 mm
  • Case thickness
  • 16 mm
  • Caseback
  • Sapphire glass
  • Water resistance
  • 30 meters
  • Movement
  • Mechanical
  • Winding
  • Manual winding
  • Power reserve
  • 45 hours
  • Frequency
  • 18,000a/h (2.5Hz)
  • Components
  • 229
  • Dial color
  • Yellow Gold
  • Dial decoration
  • Frosted
  • Functions
  • HOURS, MINUTES AND POWER RESERVE
  • Bracelet material
  • Alligator
  • Buckle type
  • Folding Clasp
  • Buckle material
  • Yellow Gold
  • Retail Price
  • 69600 € including 20% VAT

MB&F LM2

  • Description
  • Technical Specifications

Legacy Machine No.2 lies at the highest end of the horological spectrum. When it was first presented in 2013, it was one of the most forward-looking expressions of traditional watchmaking in the market. Even today, LM2 still occupies the end-zone of innovative horology, embodied by a new red gold version with a blue dial of arresting visual depth.

Back in red gold, the material of one of its launch editions, LM2 frames its hypnotic engine in a case that is discreet yet precious. Following the sleeker balance bridges of the redesigned LM2 Titanium, the LM2 Red Gold Blue offers a more elegant take on the original industrial aesthetic of the first LM2s. The sunray-finished dial plate gets its hue via the process of chemical vapour deposition (CVD), which evenly coats the surface with a rich, deep blue.

  • Reference
  • 02.RL.B
  • Limited edition
  • 12 pieces
  • Case material
  • rose gold 18ct
  • Case diameter
  • 44mm
  • Case thickness
  • 20 mm
  • Caseback
  • Sapphire glass
  • Water resistance
  • 30 meters
  • Movement
  • Three-dimensional horological movement developed exclusively for MB&F by Jean-François Mojon at Chronode and Kari Voutilainen
  • Winding
  • Manual winding
  • Power reserve
  • 45 hours
  • Frequency
  • 18,000a/h (2.5Hz)
  • Components
  • 221
  • Dial color
  • Blue
  • Functions
  • Hours and minutes. Planetary differential transmits the average rate of the two regulators to the single gear train
  • Bracelet material
  • Alligator
  • Buckle type
  • Folding Clasp
  • Buckle material
  • Rose Gold
  • retail price
  • 164400 € including 20% VAT

LM Perpetual Ti

  • Description
  • Technical Specifications

With Legacy Machine Perpetual, MB&F and independent watchmaker Stephen McDonnell have reinvented one of the most complex traditional watchmaking complications: the perpetual calendar. The result is Legacy Machine Perpetual, featuring a visually stunning in-house movement, developed from the ground up to eliminate the drawbacks of conventional perpetual calendars.

The 581-component, fully integrated and purpose-built movement of Legacy Machine Perpetual has been designed for user-friendly and trouble-free use: thanks to an innovative “mechanical processor” (patent pending), no more skipping dates or jamming gears, and the adjuster pushers automatically deactivate when the calendar changes, so no problems there either.

  • Reference
  • 03.TL.G
  • Limited edition
  • 50 pieces
  • Case material
  • Titan Grade 5
  • Case diameter
  • 44mm
  • Case thickness
  • 17.5mm
  • Caseback
  • Sapphire
  • Water resistance
  • 30 metres
  • Movement
  • Mechanical, perpetual calendar
  • Winding
  • Manual
  • Power reserve
  • 72 hours
  • Frequency
  • 18,000 v/h (2.5Hz)
  • Components
  • 581
  • Dial color
  • green
  • Dial material
  • brass CVD
  • Dial decoration
  • sunray pattern
  • Functions
  • Hours, minutes, date, day, month, leap-year and power reserve
  • Bracelet material
  • Alligator leather
  • Buckle type
  • Folding clasp
  • Buckle material
  • Titanium
  • Retail Price
  • 164400 € including 20% VAT

MB&F HM10 Bulldog RG

  • Description
  • Technical Specifications

A rounded, compact body of titanium. Two prominent aluminium time-display “eyes”, rolling at anyone who dares look its way. A collar studded with projections that allow you to wind the mainspring or set the time. Stout but flexible “legs” that wrap firmly around your wrist. Just like the creature for which it is named, there’s more to HM10 “Bulldog” than meets the eye. Its hinged jaws open and shut according to the amount of wind left in its mainspring. If you can clearly see the rows of shining teeth lining the jaws, get ready, because that means “Bulldog” is full of fight, charged up with a 45 hours of mainspring energy.

One final piece of advice for those who come across Horological Machine N°10 “Bulldog” is engraved on its body, like a cautionary message you might find on the collar of a particularly feisty canine. The beast may be intimidating, but it ultimately exists in service of another. People would do well to remember — “Forget the dog, beware of the owner”.

  • Reference
  • 100.TL.BL
  • Case material
  • Rose Gold
  • Case diameter
  • 54 x 45 mm
  • Case thickness
  • 24 mm
  • Water resistance
  • 50 meters
  • Movement
  • Three-dimensional movement with flying balance wheel developed in-house.
  • Winding
  • Manual winding
  • Power reserve
  • 45 hours
  • Frequency
  • 18,000 v/h (2.5Hz)
  • Components
  • 301
  • Functions
  • Hours on left dome (aluminium dome rotating in 12 hours)
    Minutes on right dome (aluminium dome rotating in 60 minutes)
    Power reserve indicated in 3D by the opening and closing of the jaws (end of power reserve = closed jaws).
  • Bracelet material
  • Hand-stitched blue calf-leather
  • Buckle type
  • Velcro system
  • Retail Price
  • 126000 € including 20% VAT

MB&F HM9 Flow RG

  • Description
  • Technical Specifications

In the late 1940s and 1950s, aerodynamic principles were just beginning to take root in automotive design. Curvilinear forms became more prominent, carrying the immediate promise of power and speed – but designers were guided more by their aesthetic sense than by any scientific precepts. Inspired by the dynamic profiles of automotive and aviation mid-century design, HM9 Flow treads the path first opened by the HM4 Thunderbolt and HM6 Space Pirate, utilising a geometrically complex combination of milled sapphire crystal and titanium case elements. But HM9 goes beyond its predecessors, redefining what was thought to be possible in case design.

Reminiscent of a jet engine, the highly complex case encloses an equally complex manual winding movement, developed fully in house. Twin balance wheels beat independently on each flank 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.

  • Reference
  • 90.RL.AB
  • Limited edition
  • 33 pieces
  • Case material
  • Rose Gold
  • Case diameter
  • 57x47 mm
  • Case thickness
  • 23 mm
  • Caseback
  • Sapphire glass
  • Water resistance
  • 30 meters
  • Movement
  • Mechanical with planetary differential
  • Winding
  • Manual winding
  • Power reserve
  • 45 hours
  • Frequency
  • 18,000a/h (2.5Hz)
  • Components
  • 301
  • Dial color
  • Black
  • Dial material
  • aluminium
  • Dial decoration
  • Air edition
  • Functions
  • Hours & Minutes
  • Bracelet material
  • Calf skin
  • Buckle type
  • Folding Clasp
  • Buckle material
  • Rose gold
  • Retail Price
  • 208800 € including 20% VAT

MB&F HM8 can-am WG

  • Description
  • Technical Specifications

Over the last decade, two indelible forms have dominated the main characteristics of an MB&F Horological Machine: the distinctive angular form and optical prism manifested in HM5 and HMX; and the signature battle-axe winding rotor, which took centre stage on top of HM3, MB&F’s most popular model to date. HM8 takes those two idiosyncratic features and infuses them with high-octane Can-Am race car-inspired design. HM8 features a curvaceous yet angular case with dual optical prisms vertically displaying bi-directional jumping hours and minutes, while the distinctive battle-axe winding rotor is visible on top.

But the real star of HM8 is its Can-Am inspired chrome “roll bars” majestically sweeping from the top of the front of the Machine down to the tapered back. HM8’s Engine sits in full view under nearly invisible sapphire crystal engine cover. The open centre of the battle-axe rotor enables appreciation of the circular wave finish on the movement, while the hours and minute indication discs are visible day and night in the corners.

  • Reference
  • 80.WTL.B
  • Case material
  • White gold 18ct and titanium
  • Case diameter
  • 49 x 51.5 mm
  • Case thickness
  • 19 mm
  • Caseback
  • Sapphire glass
  • Water resistance
  • 30 meters
  • Movement
  • Mechanical
  • Winding
  • Self-winding
  • Power reserve
  • 42 heures
  • Frequency
  • 18,000a/h (2.5Hz)
  • Components
  • 247
  • Dial material
  • SAPPHIRE PRISM
  • Functions
  • MINUTES AND BI-DIRECTIONAL JUMPING HOURS DISPLAYED BY TWO OPTICAL PRISMS THAT BOTH REFLECT AND MAGNIFY
  • Bracelet material
  • Alligator
  • Buckle type
  • Folding Clasp
  • Buckle material
  • White gold and titanium
  • Retail Price
  • 86400 € including 20% VAT

HM7 Ti Green

  • Description
  • Technical Specifications

After pushing the boundaries of horological exploration by blasting into outer space (HM2, HM3, HM6), launching into the sky (HM4), and powering down the road and around the track (HM5, HMX, HM8), MB&F plunges into the water with Horological Machine No.7, aka HM7 Aquapod. The organic jellyfish-inspired design of HM7 Aquapod is counter-balanced by the very mechanical horology within: a central 60-second flying tourbillon tops the concentric vertical movement architecture, with indications radiating out from the centre like ripples in a pond.

Like many jellyfish, HM7 glows in the dark: on the hour and minute numerals, around the inside of the movement and along the tentacle-like winding rotor. While HM7 is not a dive watch but MB&F added one element that all serious aquatic watches possess: a unidirectional rotating bezel in green sapphire. But unlike every other dive watch, Aquapod’s bezel isn’t attached to the case, but floats apart.

  • Reference
  • 70.TGL.B
  • Limited edition
  • 50 pieces
  • Case material
  • Titan Grade 5
  • Case diameter
  • 53.8mm
  • Case thickness
  • 21.3mm
  • Caseback
  • Sapphire
  • Water resistance
  • 50 metres
  • Movement
  • Mechanical, Flying tourbillon
  • Winding
  • Automatic
  • Power reserve
  • 72 hours
  • Frequency
  • 18,000 v/h (2.5Hz)
  • Components
  • 303
  • Dial color
  • Black
  • Dial material
  • Aluminium and titane and superluminova
  • Functions
  • Hours and minutes, unidirectional rotating bezel for elapsed time
  • Bracelet material
  • Rubber
  • Buckle type
  • Folding clasp
  • Buckle material
  • Titanim
  • Retail Price
  • 120000 € including 20% VAT

MB&F HM7 Aquapod PT

  • Description
  • Technical Specifications

The organic jellyfish-inspired design of the Horological Machine n°7 Aquapod is counter-balanced by the very mechanical horology within: a central 60-second flying tourbillon tops the concentric vertical movement architecture, with indications radiating out from the centre like ripples in a pond. Like many jellyfish, HM7 glows in the dark: on the hour and minute numerals, around the inside of the movement and along the tentacle-like winding rotor.

The 303-component, 72-hour power reserve HM7 Engine was developed in-house by MB&F. Spherically three-dimensional, all its mechanisms – from the winding rotor at the bottom, to the flying tourbillon on top – rotate concentrically around the centre. The curves of the high-domed sapphire crystal are mirrored in the shape of the time display rings.

  • Reference
  • 70.PLB.B
  • Limited edition
  • 25 pieces
  • Case material
  • Platinum 950
  • Case diameter
  • 53.8mm
  • Case thickness
  • 21.3mm
  • Caseback
  • Sapphire glass
  • Water resistance
  • 50 meters
  • Movement
  • Flying tourbillon conceived and developed in-house.
  • Winding
  • Self-winding
  • Power reserve
  • 72 hours
  • Frequency
  • 18,000a/h (2.5Hz)
  • Components
  • 303
  • Dial color
  • Black
  • Dial material
  • aluminium, titanium and superluminova
  • Functions
  • Hours and minutes displayed by two spherical segment discs.
    Unidirectional rotating bezel for elapsed time.
    Two crowns: winding on left and time-setting on right.
  • Bracelet material
  • rubber
  • Buckle type
  • Folding Clasp
  • Buckle material
  • Platinum 950
  • Retail Price
  • 172800 € including 20% VAT

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