MB & F - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: SEVEN Hong Kong Monday, November 26, 2018 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: MB & F
    Year: Circa 2012
    Case No: 32T 0034
    Model Name: HM3, Frog
    Material: Titanium
    Calibre: Automatic, 36 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Alligator
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold and titanium MB&F buckle
    Dimensions: 47 x 50 x 18 mm
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied with International Warranty stamped in April 2012, MB&F UFO-shaped fitted presentation box, product literature, screwdriver and outer packaging

  • Catalogue Essay

    The often very serious art of Haute Horlogerie has taken a whimsical detour in the hands of Geneva-based manufacturer MB&F (Maximilian Busser and Friends). Bringing a sense of joyousness and playfulness into the high-end watchmaking industry, MB&F’s HM3 Frog comprises of two dome-like structures which are reminiscent of frog’s bulging eyes sticking out of water – as frogs enjoy being in water with their eyes exposed to look for prey.

    The amphibian-eyed case of the present watch is crafted in titanium, combined with a 22K gold “battle-axe” winding rotor. A close inspection of the case reveals carefully planned detailing including distinctive clover-head screws and a figure 8 engraved around the domes that mirrors the form of the display back. The minutes and hours revolving domes complication, encased by an oversized date wheel, was designed by Jean-Marc Wiederrecht. Machining those aluminum and sapphire domes posed a number of technical challenges.

    The nonconformist beauty and creativity of the watch would be loved by many watch collectors. Complimented with an international warranty and a UFO-shaped presentation box, the present HM3 Frog is by all means an intriguing addition to any collection.


A fine and rare titanium three-dimensional wristwatch with inverted movement, minutes and hours revolving domes complication, date ring, International Warranty and presentation box

Circa 2012
47 x 50 x 18 mm
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$200,000 - 280,000 

Sold for HK$337,500

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: SEVEN

Hong Kong Auction 27 November 2018