Earlier in 2013 MB&F announced its first non-watch item, the MusicMachine produced in collaboration with the last remaining music box maker in Switzerland, Reuge. Anyone who has been around the watch circuit knows about Reuge because their products often appear at watch trade shows and in some high-end watch stores.
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For 2013, the aBlogtoWatch watch gift guide will take the form of an editor’s and contributor’s wish list. Some of the editorial team has gone ahead and chosen a few of the timepieces from last year that are really high on their list. These are mostly newer watches, but ones that should be available for purchase now. So for this holiday season you’ll get a good idea of what we’ve personally wanted, and we didn’t include crazy stuff that no one can get, even if they could afford it.
For 2013 MB&F announces this new limited edition version of the Horological Machine No 5 (HM5) watch in 18k red gold. aBlogtoWatch reviewed the MB&F HM5 watch when it first became available in 2012. This fifth edition of the Horological Machine legacy is inspired by driving watches (and cars) from mostly the 1970s. The wedge-shaped case displays the time on the side, visible through a sapphire crystal prism that magnifies the hour and minute indicator discs for increased legibility.
To kick off October, we check out the biggest winners and losers of the Only Watch 2013 charity auction. We also check out new watches from MB&F, Hublot and Panerai and also listen to what John Mayer has to say about watch collecting.
Are you ready for three pages of solid watch porn? MB&F’s newest Legacy Machine (LM2) lends itself nicely to our (virtual) pages of the most hardcore wrist watch fetishism. Look at those beautiful curves and solid lines. This is all natural horological love, and we are about to get it on… Let’s get deep inside the Legacy Machine N. 2 to see what makes it tick – aBlogtoWatch style. There are a lot of images in this post, as well as more in the gallery at the end – we recommend you check them all out.
John learns to find love in a smartwatch – which one is it? We discuss the real future of the smartwatch industry and what watch lovers need to know about it. We discuss the love child of MB&F and Urwerk that is C3H5N3O9 and discuss “experimental” watch brands. Lastly, we talk about Spero Lucem…
Last year Max Busser of MB&F was telling me about the C3H5N3O9 mini watch brand before it was debuted in June of 2012. He didn’t mention it by name, but did say that it was going to be a collaborative project between his team at MB&F and their colleagues at Geneva-based watch brand Urwerk. Together they were going to experiment on a watch designed by them both, under a new brand name, that was going to exist purely by word of mouth.
In this roundup, we visit Parmigiani in Switzerland and also check out a bunch of new watches from Ulysses Nardin, MB&F and Bamford.
… and now in 2013 we see the Legacy Machine No. 2. Is the watch as distinct a timepiece as each new Horological Machine is? While the LM1 watch was about offering two distinct times (each independently set), the LM2 is about two balance wheels.
Be it space or spaceship, the watches below are some of the coolest modern watches which honor or make actual use of elements far from the Earth. Imaginative watchmakers use meteorite dials or design their cases and movements to look like spaceships. We love this stuff and as traditional as watchmaking is, these timepieces are directly inspired by science and science fiction…
In the second edition of our bi-weekly news roundup, we check out the new MB&F HM3 Megawind, explore the science being black watches, learn about an indestructible Omega watch and check out previews of two watches that will debut at Basel World 2013.
MB&F releases their first non time-telling creation with the MusicMachine music box style desk piece. Produced in partnership with Reuge, the last high-end music box maker in Switzerland, the MusicMachine is an auditory journey through the inspirations that MB&F founder Max Busser uses when conceiving MB&F watches.
MB&F has been playing a major role on the stage of high-end watch making for several years now. However, just like with every blockbuster’s premier, the public’s keen attention is there, but the limelight only shows the final production; and who wouldn’t ever wonder just what’s going on behind the scenes?
Maximilan Büsser is undoubtedly one of the key players in making all this possible by overwhelming retrograde tastes and attitudes towards high-end watch making: first by starting the Opus line at Harry Winston, bringing the staggering and shockingly fresh works of often less publicly known watch makers to the public; and then by creating Machines as daring as any childhood dream with his Friends at his own brand, Max Büsser & Friends (MB&F).
This new watch from MB&F is unique among a unique brand of watches. It is the first ever piece that is meant to be an improvement on an existing model. Not a limited edition or something trying to “step it up a notch,” The HM3 MegaWind is the new generation HM3 that improves on and replaces the first generation Horological Machine No. 3 collection.
Among controversial watch brands there are controversial models. MB&F is no stranger to this. While I personally found a lot to enjoy in the HM4 watch collection it was not everyone’s favorite. Which is less than ironically the case for the HM1, HM2, HM3, and now the HM5.
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