MB&F celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2015, and there is one basic fact about birthdays that is fairly safe to assume: The one celebrating usually gets the presents. However, for the most significant anniversary of its decade-long existence, MB&F turns that one basic assumption on its head. Rather than expecting to receive, the creative lab has conceived HMX – “X” as in the Roman numeral for ten – as a thank you to the Friends who have supported the brand over the last 10 years. Instead of developing an ultra-complicated, ultra-expensive anniversary piece – standard practice in the luxury watchmaking world – MB&F has cut sales margins without sacrificing quality, offering a true Horological Machine at an unprecedented price. Paradoxically, creating such a Machine also made HMX one of the most difficult to develop as MB&F considered, tested and rejected a plethora of combinations of forms, finishes and details before being satisfied that everything was “just right”. The tag line for MB&F’s 10th anniversary is “A creative adult is a child who survived”, a reference to a child’s sense of wonder and awe that usually fades under the onslaught of the everyday realities of reaching adulthood. As a child, MB&F founder Maximilian Büsser dreamt of becoming a car designer and his sketchbooks were full of drawings of the supercars of his imagination. The automobile-inspired HMX is proof positive that the child in Büsser survived. HMX displays bi-directional jumping hours and trailing minutes. Apparently simple, but it is how and where the time is displayed that makes HMX so special. Rotating discs on top of the movement feature mirror image numerals. These are reflected 90° and magnified by two sapphire crystal optical prisms that “project” the time onto the front vertical display. Light streaming through the transparent engine cover both illuminates the top of HMX’s engine and backlights the time display for high legibility. Also visible through the sapphire crystal engine cover are supercar-inspired dual “rocker covers” on top of the movement, each featuring shiny chrome oil filler caps. These oil caps are not just pretty design elements, but are fully functional oil caps that the watchmaker unscrews to oil the jewelled bearings for the indication discs. An automatic winding mechanical movement provides HMX with power, its “fuel” topped up by the 22K gold rotor visible through the display back. HMX is a limited edition of 4 x 20 pieces in grade 5 titanium and stainless steel, available in black, green, red and blue.
|Name:||Horological Machine 10th Anniversary HMX Green|
|Limited:||Yes, 20 units|
Below is a detailed look at MB&F’s model 56.STGL.B from Horological Machines watch family, including the price, case details and movement features.
MB&F’s Horological Machine 10th Anniversary HMX Green (56.STGL.B) was originally released in 2015. This watch features a automatic movement beating at a frequency of 28800 bph ( 4 Hz) to provide a 42-hour power reserve when fully wound.
The stainless steel, titanium case measures 46.8mm in diameter and roughly 20.7mm thick. The round case is paired with a black color dial with proprietary-shaped hands, and a arabic numerals hour markers and minute track, covered by a sapphire glass. MB&F’s Horological Machines model 56.STGL.B is water resistant up to 30 meters (98 ft). A display caseback is over the back of the watch case.
|Material:||Stainless steel, Titanium|
The Horological Machines 56.STGL.B movement is a powered by caliber HMX made by MB&F. The 29-jewel automatic movement is mm in diameter. Its balance wheel oscillates at 28,800 semi-oscillations per hour or 4 Hz. This movement offers a 42-hour power reserve.
|Time:||Minutes, Jumping Hours|
How much does the MB&F’s Horological Machines 56.STGL.B cost? This watch was introduced in 2015 and has been in MB&F’s collection for around . This watch is a limited edition with just 20 pieces released. As with most luxury watches, the price of depends on the availability and demand.
CURRENT PRICE: Not Available
For more information, visit MB&F online.
- Brand: MB&F
- Model: Horological Machine 10th Anniversary HMX Green
- Reference Number: 56.STGL.B
- Limited: Yes, 20 units
Case & Dial:
- Material: Stainless steel, Titanium
- Glass: Sapphire
- Back: Display
- Diameter: 46.8
- Thickness: 20.7
- Lug Width: N/A
- Dial Color: Black
- Indexes: Arabic Numerals and Proprietary-shaped hands
- Water Resistance: 30 meters
- Winding: Automatic
- Brand: MB&F
- Caliber: HMX
- Display: Analog
- Diameter: mm
- Jewels: 29
- Power Reserve: 42 hours
- Frequency: 28800 bph
- Functions: Minutes, Jumping Hours
Maximilian Busser and Friends, normally shortened down to MB&F, is a Swiss watch brand founded by Maximilian Busser in July 2005 and based in Geneva, Switzerland.
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