MB&F unveils the ‘Final Editions’ Horological Machine N°1
In 2007, MB&F started crafting the first Horological Machine N°1 (HM1)and introduced the world to the radical concept of three-dimensional kinetic sculpture as timekeeping machines. To pay tribute to the end of this pivotal model, they have now crafted two amazing final variations, each in a very limited series of only 10 pieces, the HM1-Black and HM1-RS. The HM1 features hours and minutes on separate dials, raised central one-minute tourbillon, seven-day power reserve, four mainspring barrels and both automatic and manual winding. The amazing features of the HM1 engine include an off-centered “battle ax” solid gold rotor to fuel the engine, eccentric cones for accurate casing, and torsion bars to ensure rigidity in all situations.
HM1-Black (Limited edition of 10 pieces)
The HM1-Black offers deep contrasts with its white gold case shrouded by a veil of coal-black PVD. The subdued dark offers the perfect foil for the burst of light that radiates from the dial. The blackened tourbillon cage encourages the eye to glide past and into the 365 hand-finished parts of its movement, while the bright blue of both the hands and the solid gold rotor provide brilliant splashes of color.
HM1-RS (Limited edition of 10 pieces)
The HM1-RS features a red gold case that highlights the architecturally inspired and artistically sculptured three-dimensional case, and an intriguing transparent dial allows visual access to the top of the meticulously finished movement. The dial is intriguing because, depending on the angle of view, it can change from being completely transparent to acting as a highly reflective now-you-see-it-now-you-don’t mirror.
MB&F also hopes to see the first HM3 come out of the company’s quality control process in the month of May.
Thanks, Maximilian Büsser (Founder & CEO)