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Mb&f Manual winding 76.6000/114 new
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Mb&f Arachnophobia Black Model
RM52,992
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Private Seller
 
HK
Mb&f Red gold 54mm Automatic pre-owned
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Mb&f HM 4 THUNDERBOLT RT
RM638,091
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Private Seller
ID
Mb&f White gold 45mm Manual winding 01.WL.W pre-owned
Mb&f 01.WL.W LM1 Legacy Machine - Limited Edition Flying...
RM170,774
Free shipping
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Watch Club
84
UK
Mb&f White gold 47mm Automatic 31.WTL.B pre-owned
Mb&f Horological Machine N3 HM3 Sidewinder White Gold - 31.WTL.B
RM205,100
Free shipping
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Watches.de - Mercurius Trading Ltd.
163
CH
Mb&f Red gold 49mm Automatic pre-owned
TOP
Mb&f HM6 Space Pirate RT
RM638,091
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Private Seller
ID
Mb&f White gold 47mm Automatic 31.WTL.B pre-owned
Mb&f Horological Machine N3 Sidewinder 31.WTL.B
RM159,523
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LuxWatch.Com
52
US
Mb&f Palladium Manual winding 50.6803/401 new
Mb&f BALTHAZAR BLUE Robot. Ref: 50.6803/401
RM222,268
Free shipping
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Burdeens Jewelry
61
US
Mb&f Red gold 50mm pre-owned
Mb&f HM3 Horological Machine No. 3 in Rose Gold, Star Cruiser
RM295,649
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JzandF
7
US
Mb&f White gold Automatic 80.WTL.B new
Mb&f Horlogical Machine 8 in White Gold - HM8 CAN-AM WT
RM208,443
Free shipping
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K2 Luxury SA
11
CH
Mb&f Red gold 47mm Automatic 31.RTL.B pre-owned
Mb&f Horological Machine N3
RM191,427
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Siglers Collectibles
15
US
Mb&f White gold 44mm Manual winding pre-owned
Mb&f Legacy Machine LM1 White Gold Pre-Owned
RM254,173
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Pacific Bay Watch Corporation
132
US
Mb&f Rose gold 44mm Manual winding LM2 pre-owned
Mb&f Legacy Machine 2 | LM2 by Voutilainen & Mojon | rose gold
RM295,830
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A Collected Man
18
UK
Mb&f Titanium Manual winding 40.TSL.B new
Mb&f HM4 Thunderbolt Horological Machine No.4
Price on request
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INEICHEN
77
CH
Mb&f pre-owned
Mb&f Horological Machine #2
RM153,142
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Chad Warrick
22
US
Mb&f Titanium 46.8mm Automatic MB&F HMX Black Badger Edition pre-owned
Mb&f HMX Black Badger Edition
RM152,181
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Aphro Ltd
 
HK
Mb&f NEW PRICE new
Mb&f Legacy Machine
RM12,762
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SWISS TIME MACHINE
 
AU
Mb&f Manual winding 50.6803/201 new
Mb&f L’Epée 1839 BALTHAZAR Black limited Roboter Robot Tisch Uhr
Price on request
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Uhren Menze
61
DE
Mb&f White gold 44mm Manual winding 03.WL.B new
Mb&f Legacy Machine Perpetual Calendar in White Gold
Price on request
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K2 Luxury SA
11
CH
Mb&f Titanium 53.8mm Automatic HM7 pre-owned
Mb&f – HM7 Aquapod Tourbillon Blue Titanium
RM361,585
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Betteridge
7
US
Mb&f 47mm Automatic 31.WTL.B pre-owned
Mb&f Horological Machines N3 Sidewinder
RM159,523
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Original Watches
5
LV
Mb&f Steel 303mm Manual winding pre-owned
Mb&f Melchior Desk Clock | L’Epée 1839
RM174,808
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A Collected Man
18
UK
Mb&f Rose gold Automatic 20.DRRTL.R new
Mb&f HM2 Horological Machine No.2
Price on request
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INEICHEN
77
CH
Mb&f Titanium Automatic HM1
Mb&f Titanium and Sapphire HM1 Quad Barrel Central Tourbillon...
RM382,854
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Donald Gruenberg Inc.
US
Mb&f White gold 59mm Automatic 20.DWWTL.R pre-owned
Mb&f Horological Machine No.2
RM148,888
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Watch Club
RU
Mb&f Rose gold Automatic pre-owned
Mb&f HM3 Sidewinder
RM220,169
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SWISS TIME MACHINE
 
AU
Mb&f 203mm Manual winding 76.6000/114 new
Mb&f L’Epée 1839 Arachnophobia 8 days clock
RM63,384
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Mb&f Platinum Manual winding 01.PL.W new
Mb&f LM1 Platinum Legacy Machine 1
Price on request
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K2 Luxury SA
11
CH
Mb&f White gold Automatic 10.T41WL.S new
Mb&f HM1 Horological Machine No.1
Price on request
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INEICHEN
77
CH
Mb&f Rose gold Automatic 31.RTL.B new
Mb&f HM3 Horological Machine No.3
Price on request
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INEICHEN
77
CH
Mb&f Titanium Manual winding 03.TL.G LM Perpetual Titanium new
Mb&f Legacy Machine Perpetual Calendar Titanium
Price on request
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K2 Luxury SA
11
CH
Mb&f White gold Manual winding 03.WL.P LM Perpetual Purple pre-owned
Mb&f Legacy Machine Perpetual Purple
Price on request
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K2 Luxury SA
11
CH
Mb&f White gold 44.0mm Manual winding 02.WL.W 18K WHITE GOLD new
Mb&f LM2 Legacy Machine 2 White Gold
RM361,585
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K2 Luxury SA
11
CH

Breathtaking Art for Your Wrist and Home: MB&F

Is it a watch or modern art? What we do know for sure is that the timepieces from the Swiss manufacturer MB&F are among the most extravagant works out there. Many of the futuristic-looking watches made of gold and platinum could pass as sculptures.

MB&F stands for Maximilian Büsser & Friends. Büsser founded the company in 2005 and has managed to cause quite a stir in a short amount of time. MB&F perceives itself as a bold laboratory rebelling against the established watch industry. The watchmaker employs innovative concepts for their pieces, but still finishes them in gold and platinum. MB&F doesn't limit itself to wristwatches, though. They are also an inventive developer of clocks with a style somewhere between steampunk and science fiction.

The pieces created by MB&F aren't simply watches and clocks: They are machines. The timepieces are categorized into two collections, the Horological Machines and Legacy Machines. Additionally, there is a Performance Art collection with a handful of wondrous clocks and watches.

Four Barrels and a Tourbillon

The Horological Machines collection consists of nine watches. The HM1 starts everything off with its white or red gold case in the form of a horizontal figure 8. The case measures 41 x 64 x 14 mm, enough space to house 376 different pieces and four barrels, which simultaneously send their energy from two sources to the escapement. This is the first wristwatch in the world to feature four barrels. A centrally-located tourbillon minimizes the negative affect of gravity on the watch's precision. The HM1 features separate hour and minute dials as well as a power reserve of seven days with its own indicator.

The HM4 was inspired by airplane cockpit displays. Büsser enjoyed assembling model airplane kits as a child and revived his childhood memories in the form of the 3D HM4. The watch consists of two fuselage-shaped instruments next to one another. The right dial has two hands and shows the time while the left is the power reserve indicator. The "engine" is located in the middle, a hand-wound movement with a power reserve of 72 hours. The case (54 x 52 x 24 mm) is available in titanium and red gold.

A Timeless Steering Wheel Companion

The HM5 On the Road Again abandons hands in favor of displaying the time in a small window. You don't even need to remove your hands from the steering wheel to read the time. The wedge-shaped case should look familiar to fans of futuristic-style cars from the 60s and 70s, such as the Alfa Romeo Carabo from 1968. The watch also pays homage to the Amida Digitrend, a driver's watch from 1976 with a similar display system. The HM5 is powered by an automatic movement with a power reserve of 42 hours.

Looking Back 100 Years

The Legacy Machines are the result of Maximilian Büsser wondering what kind of watches MB&F would have made had they been founded 100 years earlier. There were no fighter jets or Star Wars films back then to serve as inspiration. Rather, watchmakers would have been inspired by the magnificence of the Eiffel Tower or the alluring futuristic novels by Jules Verne. The LM1 is the first answer to Büsser's question. Important parts of the movement were shifted upwards so they could be viewed in motion. A dial with Roman numerals is located both to the left and right of the elevated balance wheel, allowing the wearer to keep track of the time in two time zones.

Another model in the collection is the Legacy Machine Perpetual, powered by the newly developed caliber 581. The caliber features a perpetual calendar, but lacks the problems that usually accompany such a complication: It no longer accidentally skips days and its gears don't jam. The LM Perpetual is a skeleton watch, meaning it offers an unobscured view of its sophisticated movement swinging at the relatively slow pace of 18,000 vibrations per hour (2.5 Hz). The case has a diameter of 44 mm, a thickness of 17.5 mm, and is available in red gold or platinum.

Robot and Spider Clocks

MB&F's Performance Art collection features a series of exceptionally unique timepieces, such as Sherman the friendly robot. He rolls around on his rubber caterpillar tracks and has a clock on his torso with two blued hands. Available in palladium-plated or gold-plated versions, Sherman is 14.3 cm tall and made of 200 pieces. Another piece, the Arachnophobia, also features a clock body. Its caliber rests on eight spider legs and is wound via a key. When its legs are outstretched, the Arachnophobia is 20 cm tall. The yellow gold-plated version weighs almost 2 kg. The Starfleet Machine resembles a spaceship and is 21 cm tall with a diameter of 29 cm. It also has a movement that is key-wound. The Starfleet Machine's movement is located in the middle of the clock, and its power reserve lasts almost six weeks. A black dome over its caliber displays the hours and minutes. The surrounding metal body is made of stainless steel and is also available in a version plated with ruthenium-treated brass. It was created by L'Epée 1839, the last Swiss manufacturer of high-end calibers for grandfather and wall clocks. L'Epée 1839 was also responsible for ensuring Sherman the robot keeps time reliably and accurately.

MB&F works together with notable artists, such as Jennifer Townley from the Netherlands, to make these ideas a reality. Since 2008, Townley has gained considerable attention for her mechanical sculptures. The Performance Art timepieces speak to the same kind of people who have analog record players in order to enjoy the movement and sophisticated mechanics. The price for one of these MB&F timepieces starts at the lower end of the five-digit range.

Careers at Jaeger-LeCoultre and Harry Winston

Company founder Maximilian Büsser was born in 1967 in Milan, Italy. He founded MB&F in July 2005, following an already successful watchmaking career. He received his master's degree in micro-technology from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne in 1991 and began his career at Jaeger-LeCoultre. He remained there for seven years and was responsible for product development as well as European sales and marketing. In 1998, he began working for jeweler Harry Winston, leading the rare timepieces division. He increased company sales by 900%. While searching for new challenges, he joined forces with his business partner Serge Kriknoff in 2005. Their first product, the Horological Machine No. 1, came out in 2007.

MB&F has shaken up the luxury watch market in big ways with their timepieces and sculptures. Their products appeal most to those who love the modern and unusual, and to those who view watches not just as practical instruments, but also as head-turning statement pieces. Hublot has a been successful in a similar niche. Technology fans will also get their money's worth, seeing as the calibers represent the highest quality watchmaking.