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 Legacy Machine 101 Frost is a limited edition watch that busies itself with the essentials of mechanical watchmaking. To put it simply, the master craftsmen and engineers at MB&F put their skill to test in creating a very lively and mechanically intricate model.
You need to have deep pockets if you want to own a Ferrari, but you got to have deeper pockets to afford this Ferrari watch. It’s not entirely an exclusive set, but for a lot of people who could afford a supercar with the prancing horse marque, the $300,000 Hublot MP-05 LaFerrari watch is probably out of the price range.
UK based designers Zeon have joined forces with Star Wars to come up with a collection of five timepieces for the famous franchise. The watches include Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, R2-D2, Stormtrooper and Boba Fett, all made with a clean interface and very clear design references. All timepieces are licensed and will come packaged in individually numbered, velvet lined boxes complete with a collector’s certificate.
Excalibur Table Ronde watch by Roger Dubuis relives the legend of King Arthur and his knights on a round table. Only this time, the round table happens to be the face of a watch. The dial of the watch has an appearance similar to the Winchester Round Table. Twelve knights with their swords lifted towards the center of the table complete the look of the table, and the functional aspect of the watch. The gold figurines are captured in a 45 mm gold case with beveled edges. It has an 18 karat rose gold buckle that holds on to a crocodile leather strap.
Maximilian Büsser & Friends “MB&F” have come up with a brand new watch, the automobile inspired Horological Machine No.5. The timepiece seeks to mimic the look of the retro-styled automobiles, with its facing resembling the dials of cars, and the general shape itself following the automobile, accentuated by an exhaust at the rear of the design.
Chicago-based jeweler Justin Gershenson-Gates took a break from jewelry designing to create magnificent insect sculptures that bask in the anatomy of watch parts with a touching of light bulbs for effect. Justin started the set as a break from his usual work, and soon became interested enough to create more of these arthropods and insects. These sculptures are usually made in a single sitting that can last for as long as 12 hours. You can get hold of some of these sculptures over at Etsy.
Made especially for the wonderful people who tend to be late to well, everything, this watch simply does away with all the numbers, sending them away to a silent corner. To stay true to the feeling, the watch does incorporate the words “Whatever, I’m late Anyway.” Available here, and on Amazon.
We guess the iPod Nano did a pretty good job of settling in as a watch, but that doesn’t stop some people from hoping that Apple would come out with a full fledged watch one day. These renderings by Swedish designer Anders Kjellberg imagine what an iWatch might look like. The concept claims FaceTime capabilities, Bluetooth, WiFi, iTunes, Google Maps and other apps.
Everybody knows Ninjas exist, but you can’t really see them unless they want you to. Stealth is the way of the ninja, even when they appear in a form so benign as a watch. Ninja Time Watch by Andy Kurovets shows the time stealthily, mimicking the face of a ninja with only the eyes visible. Eyes of the ninja function as dials of the clock, separately showing the hours and the minutes.