MB&F HM6 Space Pirate Watch Hands-On Debut

MB&F HM6 Space Pirate Watch Hands-On Debut

MB&F HM6 Space Pirate Watch Hands-On Debut Hands-On

"Space Pirate" is the nickname MB&F has given to their sixth Horological Machine timepiece, which will exist as a limited edition of 50 pieces in this particular titanium-cased version. While the Geneva-based, avant-garde, high-end watch maker MB&F has been focused on slightly more accessible models (relatively speaking) over the last few years when it comes to the majority of their Horlogical Machine and Legacy Machine pieces, the MB&F HM6 is a return to the sky in terms of both price and design. Inspired by a 1970s era Japanese animation cartoon and the design school of biomorphism, the MB&F HM6 Space Pirate is the latest thrilling ride from MB&F.

There are a few things that struck me as first impressions when seeing and wearing the MB&F HM6 watch. First is how interesting and different it looks while retaining a distinct sense of MB&F design DNA. Second is just how light it is, in terms of weight. The case is produced from a tough and light grade 5 titanium alloy, and elements of the watch such as the time telling domes and turbines are produced from lightweight aluminum. The third thing I noticed is just how important it is that high-end watches of this ilk really focus on the idea of being high-end toys.

MB&F HM6 Space Pirate Watch Hands-On Debut Hands-On

The term "toy" when applied to items for adults isn't always positive, but it doesn't need to be that way. Yes, "toys" can be mere facsimiles of "real" things or of a low quality, but the essence of a toy is that it is for play. Is the MB&F HM6 Space Pirate a watch designed for some type of professional use? No. It is a execution of traditional design principles and techniques? Not really. It is an artfully designed functional item that plays on childhood inspiration and encourages cognitive fantasy? I would say so.

Max Busser of MB&F claims that the inspiration for this $200,000 plus timepiece was a cartoon he saw on French television called Capitaine Flam ("Captain Future"). An image and short video from the television series is included in this post. Max isn't shy to describe most of his timepieces as being inspired by something from his youth - and there is nothing wrong with that. As people grow up, our patience and free time for play is much more limited than when we were children. Plus, we don't require play as a developmental tool. Adults, nevertheless, require a degree of play for relaxation and catharsis. So even if it takes a high-end mechanical timepiece, I think play should certainly be encouraged.

MB&F HM6 Space Pirate Watch Hands-On Debut Hands-On

MB&F HM6 Space Pirate Watch Hands-On Debut Hands-On

Part of Capitaine Flam was a spaceship that Max feels incorporated a then popular design aesthetic known as biomorphism. The idea apparently related to the concept that industrial design is inspired by nature as well as natural shapes such as curves and sometimes asymmetry. A study of some 1960s and 1970s era furniture, automobiles, and architecture reveals biomorphically-inspired shapes and concepts from time to time. Biomorphism is integrated into the MB&F HM6 throughout the entire design as the case is highly curvaceous and the five sapphire crystal domes on the "surface" appear a bit like eyes. The MB&F HM6 watch actually has a total of 10 sapphire crystals on it.

I tend to like nature-inspired design, so the biomorphic elements of the Space Pirate watch speak to me. I wouldn't call it the world's most elegant or beautiful design. In fact it may not even be beautiful at all (though it is certainly very pretty from some angles). Rather, I consider the design visually appealing and very interesting. It is highly artistic as a functional item, and from my perspective, it has a lot of merit from an aesthetic angle as being well conceived and unique. In other words, while the MB&F HM6 might not win any awards for traditional timepiece elegance, it has the makings of a museum piece, and I'd be happy (and excited) to wear it.

MB&F HM6 Space Pirate Watch Hands-On Debut Hands-On

MB&F HM6 Space Pirate Watch Hands-On Debut Hands-On

The wearing experience of the MB&F HM6 watch is similar to that of the HM4 watch (hands-on here). Both of these timepieces have similar articulating lugs so that the watch wears more comfortable as it wraps around your wrist, and the strap designs are similar. I'd say, while the MB&F HM6 has the potential of looking strange on your wrist, it doesn't wear uncomfortably. Part of that is aided by the timepieces surprising lightness. It really does feel as though it should be heavier, but the light weight is certainly welcome.

Even though the MB&F Horological Machine No. 6 has such a distinct look to it, so much of it is inspired by other MB&F watches. I've already mentioned the HM4-inspired elements and shared philosophy. You also see some of the HM3 Frog (hands-on here) when it comes to the domes that are used to indicate the hours and minutes. MB&F even goes back to its roots by having a centrally-mounted tourbillon, similar to that of the Horological Machine No. 1.

MB&F HM6 Space Pirate Watch Hands-On Debut Hands-On

MB&F HM6 Space Pirate Watch Hands-On Debut Hands-On

MB&F doesn't stop at inspiration from their own watches, and design elements of the MB&F HM6 extend to concepts developed by their friends such as those the also Geneva-based watch maker Urwerk. MB&F even partnered with Urwerk on joint-venture watch known as the C3H5N3O3. The "turbines" in the MB&F HM6 watch are connected to the automatic rotor which winds the movement. A very similar concept was developed by Urwerk for their UR-202 watches. The MB&F HM6, however, extends the concept of the turbines and makes them much more visible - from both the top and bottom of the movement. The turbines are directly connected to the automatic rotor and move when it moves. This is mostly for show, but MB&F always likes to find a function to their fun, and they say that the turbines create some air resistance so that the rotor never spins "too fast" potentially damaging the movements.

There are four turbines in the two sapphire crystal bubbles at the "top" of the case. The turbines are enjoyable to watch moving - and it goes without saying that extra movement is always appreciated in a high-end mechanical timepiece. Each of the turbine structures is produced from aluminum - similar to domes that indicate the time at the other end of the watch. Speaking of time indication - while the concept of reading the time via two domes is sort of odd, you get used to it rather quickly, actually.

MB&F HM6 Space Pirate Watch Hands-On Debut Hands-On

MB&F HM6 Space Pirate Watch Hands-On Debut Hands-On

I mentioned above that MB&F uses some special alloy of titanium for the case of the MB&F HM6 watch. They call it Ti-64L-4V titanium, but I have a feeling that is just the technical term for grade 5 titanium. So, it is possible that the case is "merely" grade 5 titanium. Having said that, people need to know (if they don't already) that not all metals of the same name are created equally. I think most people believe that "stainless steel" is all the same - and that is totally wrong. There are many forms and alloys of stainless steel, and there are various forms of titanium. While I am no expert on all the titanium alloys available, the most high-end form of titanium I've seen used in watches is grade 5.

You can see the case of the MB&F Horological Machine Number 6 uses both highly polished titanium as well as a more satin-finished version of the metal. Given what we know about MB&F limited edition models, I think it is safe to say that there will be future versions of the MB&F HM6 in other finishes, as well as with other materials (likely a version made with some gold). In terms of size, the MB&F HM6 appears larger on paper than it does on the wrist. The case is 49.5mm wide and 52.3mm tall. It is also 20.4mm thick. That sounds large, but given its light weight and strange shape, it doesn't wear all that large - at least it doesn't feel like it does. The case is produced from 80 different parts.

MB&F HM6 Space Pirate Watch Hands-On Debut Hands-On

For the MB&F HM6 watch MB&F worked with David Candaux Horlogerie Creative to design the movement. I recall with the HM4 that when MB&F released it, they first showed off the movement and then the final timepieces. They did that because the movement was in and of itself a work of art, and seeing it really didn't give you a good idea of what the overall timepiece was going to look like. The situation is the same with the MB&F HM6. The movement has a life of its own and is meritorious as a mechanical creation without a case. It is produced from 475 parts and is unlike most other movements I have seen.

With 72 hours of power reserve operating at 4Hz, the movement is also an automatic. Oddly enough, the axe-style rotor has just one side (versus being a full battle axe-style design. In blued metal, the rotor is solid 950 platinum. In addition to the domes that indicate the hours and minutes, the MB&F HM6 movement has a flying tourbillon. It has been a while since MB&F has released a tourbillon-based movement, and for this watch, MB&F has ensured that the no-longer innovative nor as interesting high-end complication has some extra pizazz for the MB&F HM6 Space Pirate. In addition to having a neat MB&F battle axe logo style cage, the flying tourbillon is centrally mounted.... and can be "hidden" like a closing eye in a closing dome.

MB&F HM6 Space Pirate Watch Hands-On Debut Hands-On

MB&F HM6 Space Pirate Watch Hands-On Debut Hands-On

That's right, while the right crown on the case is used for manually-winding the movement and setting the time, the left crown is used to open and close the "shield" dome over the tourbillon. Each of the individual dome "blades" is cut from a solid piece of titanium and the feature is really fun to use. Yes, "fun." There is not immediate functional purpose to the shield, but again, MB&F attempts to imbue this element of the design with some functional purpose. According to them, the tourbillon shield can protect the tourbillon from UV rays from the sun... which can theoretically diminish the lifespan of the oils in the movement. I will just leave it at that.

It is difficult to explain the MB&F HM6 Space Pirate watch - let alone the MB&F brand overall - to watch world novices. What can you say about this high-end watch aside from the fact that it is a sci-fi inspired wrist toy with a lot of artistic merit in a really high-quality package, designed for an elite group of collectors around the world? Perhaps it is just that. We jump through a lot of mental hoops to convince ourselves that items such as this are more than mere toys, but isn't that meaningful enough if it brings value and enjoyment to our lives? I, for one, would feel pretty lucky to have more toys like this to play with. Those are certainly the types of things that are worth looking forward to after a life of hard work.

The MB&F Horological Machine No. 6 Space Pirate will be part of a limited edition of 50 pieces. Price is $230,000. mbandf.com

MB&F HM6 Space Pirate Watch Hands-On Debut Hands-On

MB&F HM6 Space Pirate Watch Hands-On Debut Hands-On

HM6 Space Pirate Tech Specs from MB&F

ENGINE

- Three-dimensional horological engine developed exclusively for HM6 by MB&F with David Candaux Horlogerie Créative
- Flying Tourbillon with retractable shield
- Iridescent green platinum 950 battle-axe automatic winding rotor
- Twin aluminum turbines driven by winding rotor
- Power reserve: 72h
- Balance frequency: 28,800bph/4Hz
- Number of components: 475
- Number of jewels: 68 jewels

FUNCTIONS / INDICATIONS

Hour and minutes on separate semi-spherical aluminium indications
Crown to open/close tourbillon shield

CASE

- Manufactured by Les Artisans Boitiers
- Ti-6Al-4V (Grade 5) titanium
- Dimensions: 49.5 mm x 52.3 mm x 20.4 mm
- Number of components: 80
- Water resistance: 30m / 90’ / 3atm

SAPPHIRE CRYSTALS

- 10 sapphire crystals: 9 domed (4 for the hour and minute indications, 4 for the turbines, 1 for the tourbillon) and one flat (display back)
- STRAP & BUCKLE: Hand-stitched calfskin strap with titanium custom designed folding buckle

What do you think?
  • I want it! (4)
  • Interesting (2)
  • I love it! (2)
  • Thumbs up (1)
  • Classy (1)
  • Fausto Antonio Moreno Ceron

    Esta super

  • Mclee JLe

    too amazing!!!!

  • Alexandr Mit

    Alien’s watch )) Great !

  • vmarks

    aBlogtoWatch MBandF what, no panda captaining the helm of the space pirate?

  • thornwood36

    You’r either going to love this timepiece……..or hate it.. Putting aside the little mechanical  marvel that is is…….I hate it

  • Timothy McKeown

    That has to be the ugliest watch I’ve ever seen.

  • SN0WKRASH

    Wow! This is incredibly cool. I really like the look of it… very masculine and interesting-looking.  I just love everything about it – I am the kind of person who is in to sci-fi and themes that MB&F are in to as well, so I know it’s not for everyone, but I love it.

  • DRobertPrice

    aBlogtoWatch MBandF as amazing as it is insane 🙂

  • aBlogtoWatch

    vmarks MBandF perhaps we’ll see a pirate panda at the helm for a piece unique at #OnlyWatch2015 ? 😉

  • LapYoda

    You just gotta love this guy for his creativity and sci-fi fandom.  This is ridiculous but I love it anyway.

  • The definition of “Toys for (rich) Boys”.
    Toy – oh yeah
    Art – maybe
    Watch – technically but that misses the point

  • thornwood36 Maybe you were expecting a watch? (instead of this craziness vaguely disguised as a watch).

  • David Bredan

    @aBlogtoWatch vmarks MBandF I hope to see it spinning on top of the tourbillon! Seriously, an amazing piece with- or without pirate pandas 🙂

  • Phillip Hornibrook

    Think I’ll stick to my Rolex thanks

  • Jonah76

    How is this company still trading?

  • I generally don’t prefer the organic looking shapes and styles in watches to those more industrial/brutal, but any watch called a Space Pirate is a winner in my books. The satin finish on that titanium looks so sensual: I want to lick it.
    I dare anyone to challenge MB&F of the uniqueness of case design: the swing for the fences at every plate appearance. This one looks like Ren and Stimpy might jump in and hurtle through the cosmos in the fantastic year four hundred billion.

  • Frauss

    It looks like a mutated frog with bugged out eyes. That’s a pass for me.

  • @vmarks aBlogtoWatch MBandF

  • Ulysses31

    I don’t love it or hate it.  There are bits I really like, like the eyeball in the centre (would make a much better “Ulysses 31” watch if you ask me – remember the ship).  It’s as hard to read at a glance as other watches from their stable but then this was never intended to be something practical, but rather something to marvel at.  Did anyone else notice the Star Trek font used on the back?

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  • Lorenzo Crouse

    love it,,i’d dump any rolex,,as everyone has one,,or replica,,or other brand that looks the same,,i am not a follow fashion sheep,,,,,this is the future,,,,,sweet,”.

  • Nadav Igra

    Looks dope.

  • ScubaPro

    This may be the first timepiece I’ve ever seen that makes me want to run screaming. It’s got a whole Borg Collective/H.R. Giger vibe that has some Matrix thrown in to further alienate human beings. It also costs more than my house, which is almost as frightening. I like the fact that such wild design exercises exist, but this is more than unsettling which takes some of the wonder out of the innovative engineering. I do see a great application for it, though. It does resemble a movie prop, which would make it an ideal accessory for the next Bond Supervillain. BTW, another beautifully written piece, Mr. Adams. As a reward, I think they should cast you as the Bond Supervillain, and let you keep the watch. Such entertaining and thought=provoking prose should be rewarded.

  • iamcalledryan

    Even though it is actually kind of ugly, even though it’s price makes me shudder, even though the tourbillon “lens” makes the watch look like a furby; I still love and admire everything MB&F does – I am a fanboy. I don’t think they will ever make anything that beats the HM2 Sage Vaughn.

  • iamcalledryan

    Because nobody does what they do as well as they do – and there are some rich, watch-loving, weirdos out there.

  • Lurch

    Rather than writing articles about the manufacturers and watches, I think ABTW should expand and cover feature stories about the people who would buy these watches.  I would be more interested in reading about why someone would buy this watch and how they were able to finance the purchase.

  • DangerussArt

    Isn’t that… uhm… special? 50 of these represents $11.5M !  That, my friends, is a lot of money to throw at silliness.

  • David Bredan

    MarkCarson aBlogtoWatch MBandF Mark, you just won the internet!

  • _Antha_

    ToitagL CoinDesMontres j’en ai commandé une. j’ai fait un crédit sur 5 siècles.

  • BIGCHRONO

    “Love” the price. Is there truly a need or demand for this nonsense? Just because they can do it, & charge what they will, does not mean it enhances the watch world, nor offers reasonable merchandise @ rational price points. You know what direct-to-video is, so why not simply (& quietly) offer them direct-to-affluent without the fanfare, & be done. They have their client base, these are limited editions, so set up a subscription for a “monstrosity of the month club”. The latest fiasco is sent for a 30 day inspection, & may be returned if hated or damaged. The privileged may cancel their memberships @ any time without problems or alienating the horologists.

  • shinytoys

    The Pirate makes the UN Freak look like a bargain, and frankly, this watch is WAY more freaky !!!!! Love it on so many levels.

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  • CG

    Love the Laser Attack Shield. Looks like Alienware.

  • vermes82

    My first thought was that Leiji Matsumoto has designed another watch. Second thought was Luigi Colani.

  • socabaptist

    I actually love this. I look at this as a design exercise. We all know that this is not a practical piece to wear to work. It is interesting and different and who knows? Some features may trickle down into other models. Ok maybe not the domes but things like the case design and movement. Why not do something like this? I think it pushes the envelope and gives an idea of what is possible. Obviously if you can afford to purchase this and not wear it, money is not an issue for you. Kudos to them for trying something different. Without risks there is no reward.

  • ryan_o

    MB&F are true pioneers and for a certain few within reach, for the rest of us we will continue to berate them for being different.

  • iamcalledryan

    I don’t think that is a particularly interesting avenue to go down. Frankly the answers will likely be iterations of “because I love it’, “because it will retain value as an alternative investment to cash/financial instruments”, and “I paid for it with cash that I have in my bank account, or credit with the bank”.
    ABTW appears to be trying to capture the full spectrum of what is out there – some affordable, some expensive, both either good or bad in your own subjective perspective.

  • Fraser Petrick

    “The only difference between men and boys
    is the size and price of their toys.”

    I want one, and I’ll hold my breath till I get one.
    So there!
    And so’s yer old man!

  • iamcalledryan

    The metal furby is starting to grow on me actually

  • iamcalledryan

    And if I had very high net worth I would much sooner park my cash in some of these than yet another credit default swap or fx derivative – this is something you can have in your home safe and let your friends and family marvel at. Just imagine having the choice to show off this versus a forward trading contract with a bank! The person that has the money to buy this (and MB&F are only banking on 50) will have enough investments to guarantee them exponential growth, but other investments will simply be about diversifying and moving away from cash (as inflation is going to start ramping up again) and of course also it is about passion and a pi$$ing contest at the local men’s club or whatever place they hang out at!

  • CoinDesMontres

    ToitagL Ils vont pouvoir s’en acheter de la drogue avec tout ça. ENCORE PLUS DE DROGUES POUR ENCORE PLUS DE MONTRES MOCHES

  • CoinDesMontres

    _Antha_ ToitagL Le plus simple reste de vendre un membre de sa famille.

  • Galvan

    Amazing!!!  this guys from MB&F are serious watch designers.   Extremely fantastic watch…   Good job MB&F!!!

  • thornwood36

    BIGCHRONO
    Lighten up a wee bit Chrono. There will always be the have and have nots. I like the  timepieces Ariel decides to highlight in this blog. Some to ooooooooh and aaaaaaaan at , and some ( very little ) so seriously ponder .

  • jeffcannata

    jwhdavison what does it do? I want it! What does it do?

  • JeffGrubb

    jeffcannata jwhdavison It gets you laid by all the green-skinned alien boys and girls.

  • jwhdavison

    jeffcannata it appears to….tell you what time it is

  • SeanIfOnly

    jwhdavison jeffcannata no Apple logo.. No thank you

  • kittypai81

    the creation behind the watch is amazingly out of this world

  • thornwood36

    MarkCarson thornwood36 
    Well, and the end of the day Mark it does what it says on the tin and tell you the time. But on this occasion and  with this model its trying too hard to be different and just ends up looking a complete  mess. Would some one say to me if i wore this ” Hmm , that guys got  style ” or ” That guy has more money than sense ” , i suspect the latter,

  • thornwood36 Any watch that cost over 10K Sterling is in the “more money than sense” category  for most people. But the rich have to spend their money on something I guess.  I think Max enjoys doing something different and is no doubt loving life (he used to head Harry Winston’s watch division) by creating his childhood dreams a reality. So long as he finds paying customers, why not.
    I find the watch interesting but not what I’d buy if I was going to spend $200K USD on a watch. But to each his own. Cheers.

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  • bichondaddy

    So…is one of these going to be on a wrist of one of the characters in the new Star Wars movie????  Just wondering….

    It’s very different looking…and you have to admit these guys are extremely creative!

  • Time2Go

    I can appreciate the incredible engineering that went into this…umm…thing, but I can’t shake the thought that I wish these brilliant engineering minds could use their powers for good instead of evil.

  • antjay

    BIGCHRONO  Because at this price point EVERY sale counts , and as long as they are selling , I don’t think they care who they piss off !

  • BIGCHRONO

    antjay 
    Quite so, but with exacerbating income inequality, it’s annoying that these upscale houses butt buff only the obscene rich. I recently suggested they could emulate Rolex, & offer Tudor versions of their watches. Rolex & Tudor have prospered from it, & Tudor is definitely a class act without having wallets pillaged. Just to clarify, I have no animosity towards Mr. Adams, nor his reviews. He if feels my comments are inflammatory, he may wield his Admin powers & immediately delete them.

  • doucherarieladams

    A douchey watch for the king of douchebags himself Ariel Adams.

  • spiceballs

    SuperStrapper  – – – agree on the titanium finish, must be really something “in the metal”.

  • doucherarieladams Really glad you like it.

  • doucherarieladams nice use of your time. Get bent!

    I digress.

    Not one of my favorites of MB&F, but I have to hand it to them they don’t rest on their laurels. I think the Legacy One is one of the most dream worthy timepieces out there, but they aren’t going all “Big Bang” and throwing out slight variations on a theme. These guys are not afraid to push their comfort zone. Great article.

  • thornwood36 BIGCHRONO I grew up reading car magazines which always had some wild muscle car on the cover that people loved to read about but most ended up buying a Honda or Toyota. People make mostly practical purchasing choices but they would not love reading a magazine that merely reviewed Hondas and Toyotas. At the end of the day I cover products that are fun to read about and interesting to know about. I also know that we can’t afford to buy watches all day long. So I try to keep appetites alive and then give people something to eat when great stuff to buy comes up.

  • bdekok

    Umm, it’s amazing, it’s ugly, it’s brilliant, it’s ugly, it’s clever … ugh! Why? … why not?  They could, so they did and if they sell them, good for for them.  It keeps the industry interesting and it’s certainly better then mindless repeats that Rolex keeps giving us.  Sorry, Rolex are nice and all, just a bit boring, and so am I, just a tad; so this is not for me. 🙂

  • Zeitblom

    To my surprise I find that I actually like this. What a pity that it is made of titanium and not a real metal.

    “It really does feel as though it should be heavier, but the light weight is certainly welcome.”

    No it isn’t actually. If I dropped 200 large on a watch I damn well want to know it’s there.

  • Bachtiar Pandapotan Hasibuan

    I love this watch on the first sight, would you send me one free sample to Indonesia, pliz?

  • Waikato7

    I think it looks very cool and very unique. Is it necessary? Nope? No watch is though. The more I look at it, the more I like it. If I had that sort of money to spend, would I buy it? Yes.

  • BIGCHRONO MB&F does make an entry level watch (in relative terms) – the LM-101 but that still is a $59K USD watch. Just dwell on how much cheaper that is than this Space Pirate.
    http://www.ablogtowatch.com/mbf-lm101-watch-entry-level-legacy-machine/

  • Time2Go LMFAO with your “for good instead of evil” line.

  • DG Cayse

    Well, if nothing else, this piece has inspired a lot of comments.
    Many are a rehash of something previously said;but some are interesting.

    Personally, I wouldn’t make my dog, if I had one, wear this even if he’d just been shaved and was walking backwards.

  • Sounds boring and useless. The watches are marvels, the people that buy them, likely not so much.

  • What’s with all the trolls around here lately? I wish I had so much free time…

  • iamcalledryan

    Indeed – how exactly is MB&F evil? I can see why people hold them responsible for the attractiveness of their watches, but I am not sure that they should be held responsible for a good vs evil battle.

  • iamcalledryan

    So the LM-101 is the closest thing to a Tudor example you will see MB&F release. It is not reasonable to compare this small independent manufacture with Rolex. They do not appear to be attempting to target the wider market segments, to be on everyones wrist like a Rolex, nor do they have a duty to make sure that everyone can afford one. A company like MB&F does not exacerbate income inequality, they may cater to the winners of that awful game but you shouldn’t confuse them with the real drivers of that polarisation. Wearing a watch is not a basic human right. If I made watches I would follow their model too, to have almost no consideration for cost or design restrictions – to really push the boundaries and know that your quality and design will at least win the hearts of a few rich people to pay for the next project – that to me sounds far better than mass production.

  • BIGCHRONO

    MarkCarson 
    Like comparing plutonium & polonium.

  • iamcalledryan

    If you can’t afford one, quit complaining and put a strap on this:

  • Time2Go

    iamcalledryan Relax, and don’t take my comment so literally. My point is that I think the man hours of engineering that went into this creation could’ve been put to better use.

  • Time2Go

    iamcalledryan If that naked Furby can ride a NATO strap (I’m thinking blue/black to bring out his eyes) and tell me the time on demand, then count me IN! Oh, and he can swim, right?

  • wlea1

    abdophoto …so far.

  • Mengu Evrensel

    As a designer and manufacturer, I congratulate Max for this timepiece. Most of the comments about price,weight and design. This is an artpiece! And mostly the deserves to be exhibited at museums. (Lucky minority can put on wrists of course) You rather hate or like. but hats off for MB&F. They did something extraordinary again. Please respect to design and craftsmanship

  • iamcalledryan

    @Time2Go it does indeed have that functionality – and a great novelty is that the power reserve is increased when you pretend to feed him “num num”.

  • iamcalledryan

    Like community service? It’s their job to make great watches!

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  • SantiagoT

    aBlogtoWatch LMAO You do have dos cojones Ariel, kudos to you.

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  • IvanGopey

    Ariel, correct please text and spec

    Balance frequency: 18,000bph/2.5Hz

  • iamcalledryan Building a pirate ship is evil because piracy.

  • I wish I could make a joke twisting the anime character into Capitaine Flim Flam, alas I can’t.  But I don’t feel alone at translating Capitaine Flam into anything, like into a watch, for example.

  • emenezes iamcalledryan So only Johnny Depp (aka Cap’n Jack Sparrow) should buy one?

  • Capt. Jack Sparrow buy one? Nah, he’d steal it!

  • emenezes In English, “Flam” is too close to “Flame” and Captain “Flam(er)” is not who I want to be – not that there is anything wrong with that (to quote Seinfeld).

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