A very fine and rare titanium first edition aviation-inspired wristwatch with fitted presentation box

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  • Manufacturer: MB & F
    Year: Circa 2010
    Case No: 40T 0018
    Model Name: Horological Machine No. 4 'Thunderbolt'
    Material: Titanium
    Calibre: Automatic, HM4
    Bracelet/Strap: White MB&F crocodile leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: Titanium MB&F folding double deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 54 mm. width
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With MB&F fitted presentation box and outer packaging. Furthermore delivered with MB&F Free Full Service and One Year Warranty Voucher which entitles to one free service on the present timepiece and to a one year warranty following the service.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Property from an Important Asian Collector

    Founded in 2005, Maximilian Büsser and Friends (MB&F) represents a collaborative effort between artisans, artists and professionals who collectively design rare and unique horological masterpieces. Maximilian Büsser seeks to harness the creative, imaginative and uninhibited energy of children. His mantra is: "A creative adult is a child who survived”.
    Building upon the success of his Opus series, Büsser has forever changed the way we perceive watchmaking. Timepieces are no longer designed and manufactured by one firm. By eschewing the concept of “in-house”, MB&F nurtures the best and different talents in the watchmaking industry, creating one-of-a-kind pieces of art.
    MB&F's Horological Machine line is inspired by fantastical memories, evoking the images and feelings one experiences as a child. The result: machines that tell time, cased in the most unconventional materials such as titanium and ceramic, and sculpted in innovative and futuristic ways. While each machine represents a different "theme", such as a car dashboard or frog, all examples undergo the most rigorous standards in quality.

    The present watch, HM4 "Thunderbolt", is among the very first examples produced by MB&F. The model was developed over three years in collaboration with Laurent Besse and Beranger Reynard of Les Artisans Horlogers. Inspired by the proportions and curvatures of aircraft models, the HM 4 features 311 components that were created specifically for this model. The watch provides a 360 degree viewing experience - while one dial displays the hour and minute hands, the other indicates the power reserve. The reverse displays the ingenious micro-engineering, which can be marveled through each sapphire section. The present watch is cased in titanium.

    MB&F has generously offered full service, including free shipping to and from Switzerland, along with one year warranty upon successfully bidding the present watch.

    MB & F由Maximilian Busser & Friends於2005年成立, 品牌代表著精湛工匠的手工藝和嶄新創意的藝術家設計,攜手合作的成果, 生產獨特傑出的時計作品。品牌宗旨及理念來自創意, 大膽設計, 並要像孩童一樣富於想像力, 要無拘無束的保留童真。

    Opus系列的成功, 使Busser察覺到要改變製錶路向, 打破傳統由單一公司設計和製造的限制, 要屏除”In House” 的製作模式。BM & F積極培養不同範疇的優秀人材; 結論是: 機件本體提供報時特質, 而外觀設計則可不依循守舊, 可以大膽選用不同素材, 天馬行空的及充滿科幻的, 使每枚手錶都代表著獨特的個性, 效果要令人驚艷, 並 要求所有產品除悅目創意外, 亦兼備質量和嚴格的標準。

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MB & F

A very fine and rare titanium first edition aviation-inspired wristwatch with fitted presentation box

MB & F,非常精細及罕有,鈦金屬自動上弦腕錶,“Horological Machine No. 4 'Thunderbolt'”,附盒子,約2010年製

Circa 2010
54 mm. width
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$800,000 - 1,600,000 
€93,900-188,000
$100,000-200,000

sold for HK$1,250,000

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: THREE

Hong Kong Auction 29 November 2016