MB&F - The Geneva Watch Auction: XV Geneva Saturday, May 7, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: MB&F
    Year: 2016
    Reference No: AXA.72.5885.000
    Case No: 58'581
    Model Name: Music Machine 3
    Material: Black lacquered walnut with and aluminum
    Calibre: Manual
    Dimensions: 400 x 340 x 280 mm including the soundboard base
    Signed: Case and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by MB&F box, warranty card, wooden base, cleaning cloth, brush and instruction manual.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Maximilien Büsser’s ability to stun us is not reserved only for his incredible timepieces but also for his superbly crafted objects that can take us to galaxies far away and even back to childhood.
    The Music Machine 3 is a futuristic music box that forges a new vision both in terms of design and function. Made by famed Swiss music box maker Reuge, the Music Machine 3 is an ode to one of history’s greatest villains as it is shaped like Darth Vader’s Tie Fighter spaceship from Star Wars.

    The main hull is the resonance base that amplified the sound. On each side of the wings are cylinders that contain ‘the scores’ of the melodies, with as many as 1,400 precision-placed pins that pluck the teeth of the comb as the cylinder revolves.

    The Music Machine is a homage to cinema and unforgettable scores. Cylinder 1 plays the main themes from The Godfather, Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence and The Persuaders, whereas cylinder 2 plays the main themes from Star Wars, Mission Impossible and James Bond.

    The Music Machine 3 was made in three versions each limited to 33 pieces: white lacquered, adonized chrome and black lacquered finish like the present version.


Ref. AXA.72.5885.000
A fascinating and attractive limited edition music box in the shape of a spaceship, warranty and presentation box

400 x 340 x 280 mm including the soundboard base
Case and movement signed

CHF8,000 - 16,000 

Sold for CHF27,720

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XV

Geneva Auction 7 - 8 May 2022