MB&F LM1 Final Edition

MB&F LM1 Final Edition

MB&F do a lot of things differently. With their Final Edition of Legacy Machine N°1, they are introducing another innovation: concluding a series with a special model that will be the last. 435 LM1 pieces have been built since its launch in 2011, making it MB&F’s second-most successful model after Horological Machine N°3. “Only by…

MB&F HM7 Aquapod

MB&F HM7 Aquapod

MB&F continue to make some of the most original machines out there. Their latest, HM7 (the HM stands for horological machine) is inspired by the underwater world, after their explorations of space, the air, and the road. HM7 has a profile that recalls a jellyfish, but there are lots of other visual links, such as…

MB&F LM1 Silberstein

Everyone loved the MB&F LM1 released in 2010, with its large, theatrical balance wheel suspended over the dial and under the dome-shaped watch glass. This year, MB&F presents a collaboration with French watch designer Alain Silberstein, whose liking for primary colours and shapes produced the engaging MB&F LM1 Silberstein. This piece follows another collaboration, the…

MB&F HMX Black Badger

MB&F developed their HMX watch for 2015, their tenth anniversary. It has an innovative system of displaying the time, with rotating discs on top of the movement whose image is reflected through 90° so that it can be seen on the front of the watch where it is magnified by crystal prisms. The result is…

MB&F Legacy Machine N°1

This is a watch that was presented back in 2010, but I’m writing it about it today just because it is a good illustration of the fact that, even in a mature industry such as watchmaking, real innovation is still possible, and when you see it, it brightens the day of any watch lover. There…

A golden spaceship, new version of the HM6 by MB&F

The original titanium version of the HM6 Space Pirate by MB&F recently won a “Best of the Best” award at the Red Dot design competition in Essen, Germany. The jury said “The distinctive shape of the clockwork simply fascinates, and its mechanism mesmerises. Featuring the appearance of a friendly being from another world, this wristwatch…

Melchior by MB&F

Maximilian Büsser of MB&F is waiting impatiently for the new Star Wars film, but in the meantime he has expressed his passion for sci-fi fantasy with this 10-year anniversary piece Melchior. Büsser says, “As a 10-year-old fan of Star Wars, I knew Luke Skywalker could never have prevailed had it not been for droids like…

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Company profile: Maximilian Büsser was born in Milan, Italy, in 1967, trained in Micro-Technology Engineering in Lausanne, and worked for Jaeger-LeCoultre for seven years, before moving to Harry Winston Rare Timepieces in 1998, developing Harry Winston’s innovative watches with the Opus series. In 2005, Büsser left Harry Winston and founded his own company MB&F. The…

You’ve got to love it, the MB&F HM6 Space Pirate

It’s outlandish, different, intriguing, magnetic. Maximilian Büsser describes the initial idea for the Horological Machine No. 6 Space Pirate, a spaceship from a Japanese manga TV series called Captain Future, in the form of a large sphere with a long connecting tube, and four arms. He and his team combined this with influence from the…

Horological Machine N° 5 by MB&F

The latest watch by MB&F is called HM5, and its main characteristic is its sleek black colour. Instead of using a conventional black PVD coating, MB&F looked for another material, and as they couldn’t find anything black, steely and polishable, they asked a supplier to develop a new material. The result was CarbonMacrolon, a black…