MB&F gave life to the Horological Machine No.1 in 2006. Since then, this innovative Swiss manufacturer has created a series of ultra-complicated inventions unlike anything else. Today, I'd like to direct your attention towards something so fascinating that it can hardly be described with words.
Nicknamed "HM6 Space Pirate," the Horological Machine No.6 represents esoteric values in design and function. A multidimensional case crafted from two solid ingots of aerospace grade Ti-6Al-4V titanium, houses the "engine," or movement. Pivoting lugs ensure comfort and wearability, regardless of the size of your wrist.
The futuristic motif surrounding this masterpiece stems from a spaceship called the Comet, seen in Capitaine Flam, a Japanese anime. In addition, the case's unique curvature is inspired by the work of Luigi Colani, a German industrial designer and leader of the biomorphism art movement during the 1970's.
Maximilian Büsser attributes many aspects of MB&F's magnificent creations to his life and, more specifically, his childhood. In this video, Max shares his thoughts and his great pride in this piece.
The Space Pirate's engine was developed in partnership with David Candaux Horlogerie Créative. Over four years of research and planning led to this 3-dimensional masterpiece. Standard hours and minutes are indicated on two of the five spheres protruding from the case, while the other three spheres contain twin aluminum turbines, and a tourbillon (center sphere). This engine is made up of 475 components and also features a 72-hour power reserve, and a crown which adjusts the tourbillon shield.
Price is set at $210,000 and this Machine will be produced in a limited edition of 50 pieces. For further information, please visit www.mbandf.com.