MB&F Dresses the HM4 as Fighter Planes From WWII

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.

MB&F Purple Frog Zr timepiece is super limited edition


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 watches are froggy masterpieces

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.