MB&F celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Geneva-based Swiss watchmaker founded by Maximilian Busser with HMX watch. HM in the name means Horological Machine, and X is actually the Roman numeral for 10.
The timepiece is inspired by various sports cars, echoing Busser’s early aspirations of being a car designer. It’s constructed from a combination of grade 5 titanium and stainless steel with 223 individual components, and features a mechanical movement with automatic winding and a 42-hour power reserve.
What makes the watch a typical Max Busser brainchild is the fact that the time display is not actually a literal display at all, but rather, is a projection of the time onto the dial. The case side features an oval eye-shaped opening that displays the time to the driver. Using a series of sapphire disks and prisms, and harnessing the light, the HMX projects the time indication from the movement on the topside of the watch to the case side panel from which the time is read.
The caseback of the watch, with its oversized car-inspired 22-karat gold rotor, is engraved with the 10th anniversary theme, “A Creative Adult is a Child Who Survived” and with the notation that it is a 10th anniversary watch.
The watch will be available in four limited editions – Lotus Black, Ferrari Red, Bugatti Blue and British Racing Green – each with a production run of 20 pieces. It’s priced at US$30,000. So consider the MB&F HMX to be the “most affordable” MB&F watch ever.