Dubbed as the ‘Space Pirate’, the 6th edition of MB&F‘s Horological Machine has been created to conquer galaxies. The unlikely shape may look alien in sight, but for any cosmically-fascinated collector, this piece is a keeper.
The four-cornered biomorphic case of the HM6 are all rounded edges, that’s because each are installed with a 360-degree sphere, capped by sapphire crystal domes. Like eyes, the numbers move from within, rotating vertically as they display the hours and minutes. Each sphere is manipulated by a powerful automatic winding rotor, supported by twin spherical turbines. With this complication, the inner architecture regulates the winding system to reduce wear and tear.
There’s another dome found at the very core, and it showcases a 60-second flying tourbillon, MB&F’s grand showcase of artistry and intelligence. It is the main organ of the HM6’s engine. A shielded which retracts back and forth protects this precious area from UV radiation, which may speed up the oxidation of the installed lubricants.
Irregularly formed, this timepiece is made for the out-of-this-world jaunters, ready to take the universe by storm. The make is composed of a sapphire crystal back case which highlights its 470+ components, all swinging harmoniously to create a beautiful movement. There’s a winding mechanism in 950 platinum make, adding a hint of sublime luxury in its every material.
The HM6 SV is a follow up to the much acclaimed HM6. With this product, MB&F successfully manages to show their mastery of using the sapphire crystal case embedded with precious metals. The case is made up of a sandwich construction of two separated sapphire crystal plates which are distinctly line with a metal band, making the entire movement naked and exposed to one’s eyes. MB&F founder Maximilian Büsser discloses that “the most beautiful part of HM6 was its movement,” and in this ground-breaking heir, the luxury watch brand manages to fulfil their desires: a magnificent, glorious exhibit of their mechanical prowess, tucked inside a sturdy, high-end crystal glass for watch lovers to lust after.
One-minute flying tourbillon
2.5 Hz Frequency
72-hour power reserve
Sapphire crystal plate sandwich make
Hours and minutes
Retractable tourbillon cage
Available in 5N red gold or 950 platinum, both with sapphire crystal cases. There are only 8 pieces for each version sold in the market.