MB&F HM8 (Horological Machine No. 8) packs an unlikely combination for its inspiration and homage. It’s all about supercars, Can-Am motor racing and a touch of anime. Not really a mismatched combination, but still quite a match of different worlds.
MB&F HM4 Thunderbolt is a timepiece built in the likeliness of an aircraft, with its dual dials fully playing the part of jet engines. Now with a body like that, who wouldn’t want to show off? MB&F has now dressed up the timepiece in battledress for a limited edition watch. Available in two editions, each limited to just eight pieces, the HM4 Squadron has been created to mimic fighter planes from the World War II.
Going on the concept of what a watch would be like, if they used their skill a century ago, MB&F created the Legacy Machine No. 1. Kicking off a new line dedicated to horology in the 18th and 19th century, the LM1 shows a classic line and a domed look.
Watchmakers MB&F have unveiled their latest timepiece, the HM3 Frog Zr. The Zr in the name stands for Zirconium, and element much like Titanium, but only tougher. As MB&F proudly says, Zirconium is a key element in modern jet engines, allowing them to take on the high temperatures and stress. A watch isn’t ever likely to face the same setting as a jet engine, but having the same element does feed a sense of uniqueness, which is what this timepiece is all about. It has a black PVD zirconium skin, 22 carat purple gold for its rotors, and of course, the frog look we’ve come to love in MB&F watches. Only 18 pieces of the timepiece will be made available for retail.
MB&F has debuted its latest watch, the HM4 Thunderbolt and going by the looks of the watch, one of its parents could have been a jet. Since flying is out of the question for a watch, it settled with dual dials in place of jet engines. One of these dual dials serves the purpose of telling time, while the other shows the reserve of power available.
It is rather simple to call this the “frog watch” because the real name runs into a couple of miles. Just for the record, the full name of the watch is MB&F Horological Machine Number 3 Frog, but that of course doesn’t stop us from marveling at the masterpiece. The creation of engineer Maximilian Busser takes horology to three dimensions, in a very unorthodox design.