From the clustered bubbles of the HM6 ‘Space Pirate’ to the twin engines of the ‘Thunderbolt’, these timepieces are conversation starters, spectacular renditions of childhood dreams. Monumental balance wheels, audacious dual movements, enamelled dials suspended in sapphire domes - these are true high-end pieces, but they are also truly imbued with something completely different. The soul of MB&F.
Award-winning. Mindbending. MB&F’s luxury watch designs have no equal. These extraordinary timepieces are created by the world’s most talented imaginers of the avant-garde.
MB&F is not a luxury watch design company run by a single ego. It’s a collective of watchmakers, working towards a single goal: to express time in new and fantastic ways. There are no ‘watches’ in MB&F’s manufactory. Just machines, designed to connect the wearer to an experience of time unlike any other. Where else could you find a luxury watch that describes itself as a piece of ‘performance art’ - and gets away with it?
From a Moon Machine, which displays the Moon’s phases through a floating corona while laser-pierced constellations travel across a disc of pure gold, to a ‘Machine Perpetual’ - which completely reimagines the perpetual calendar - MB&F’s luxury watches function at the pinnacle of high-end. Their complications are prestigious and extraordinary. Their case designs are spectacular. And, unlike almost any other creator of avant-garde luxury watches, MB&F is just as comfortable looking back as it is looking forwards.
Every serious fan of haute horlogerie is aware of the signature space-age look of MB&F’s modern Horological Machines. The steampunk aesthetic of gold and steel. The bulbous frog-eye counters and jet-engine fuselages. But the future isn’t the only place where you’ll find an MB&F luxury watch. Step back in time with a Legacy Machine, and you’ll find a collection of timepieces unlike anything else in the pantheon of high-concept watches.
Legacy Machines imagine what the luxury watch designers at MB&F would have created, if they had been working in the 18th and 19th centuries. Delicately-enamelled dials, extravagant complications, pure domes of sapphire glass. These pieces are true breakers of boundaries. They take the pioneering spirit of the first watchmakers - the legends on whose daring the luxury watch industry is built - and combine the perfection of the classic watchmaking aesthetic with a completely new sensibility.
MB&F are not the first luxury watch manufacturers to create futurist timepieces - that honour falls to the craft’s longest-serving brands, whose original watches were the ultimate statements of innovation and experimentation. But, with their science-fiction cases and extreme look, MB&F luxury watches are nothing less than a new kind of horological endeavour. This is time: but not as we know it.