MB&F designed a new HM3 (Horological Machine No. 3) watch in partnership with Laurent Picciotto. The full mark of watch is HM3 ReBel, R for right (hand), B for Black (case). The rebels in this case are those who want to wear their watch on the right wrist, rather than the left. They also have to be well-heeled, since only 18 of the HM3 ReBel pieces will be made.
Under the black PVD is a white gold case, while the charcoal-coloured movement plates and bridges and the white gold clover-head screws are meant to be reminiscent of a studded biker jacket. Inside are 36 functional jewels and 304 components in an inverted mechanism, paired with two large-diameter, high-tech ceramic bearings.
The limited edition of 18 watches comes in two variants, the Starcruiser and the Sidewinder. Both the 47mm x 50mm x 16mm watches come on a black hand-stitched alligator with 18K white gold and titanium custom designed deployment buckle. Most interesting is the mystery rotor, which appears to defy physics by appearing outwardly balanced.
No one mentions the price, but I can assure it won’t be available for most of us! [MB&F]