MB&F - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIV Hong Kong Friday, May 27, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: MB&F
    Year: Circa 2016
    Reference No: HM8 RG 80.RTL.B
    Movement No: 213’011
    Case No: 80R866
    Model Name: Horological Machine No8 CAN-AM
    Material: 18K pink gold and titanium
    Calibre: Automatic, Girard-Perregaux based calibre, 30 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K pink gold and titanium MB&F deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 49mm width x 51.5mm length
    Signed: Case dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by MB&F warranty stamped MB&F M.A.D Gallery Taiwan dated 1st November 2016, instruction manual, leather holder, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Unconventional and daring to be different, the Horological Machine No.8 CAN-AM is set to make a statement by its radical approach to high-end horology. Staying true to Maximilian Büsser’s unique interpretation of independent watchmaking, the HM8 is a passionate’s tribute to the wildest Can-Am race that spans across Canada and America. A spectacle of the fast and furious where racer’s compete in streamlined racecars with open tops by the likes of the brutally powerful Porsche 917/30 Spyder under minimal-rules that allowed widest cope of innovation.

    Looking at the HM8, the first feature one might notice is the striking roll bars in titanium that arches over its unique case, this feature takes inspiration from the frameworks of the Can-Am machines that provides protection for its racer. Featuring a curvaceous yet angular case with optical prisms, the HM8 manifested similar futuristic essence to the brand’s HM5 debuted in 2012 and HMX in 2015. Like its predecessors, the bi-directional digital time display uses a pair of discs for the hours and minutes that are horizontal in relation to the movement. Projected from the prisms, the magnification from the convex lens provides instant legibility on the wrist.

    The engine sits in full view under a nearly invisible sapphire crystal is the Girard-Perregaux based calibre consist of 247 components. The MB&F HM8 Can-Am was made in two variants in 2016: 18K white gold with titanium and 18K pink gold with titanium like the present example.

    Offered for the first time at PHILLIPS and preserved in stunning condition, the present HM8 is only produced in low numbers to about 20-30 pieces per year. Disruptive in design and showcasing the very best of traditional craftsmanship juxtaposing with the revolutionary vision of Büsser, this distinct timepiece sure captures the eye of connoisseurs with a deep passion for futuristic flair.

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Ref. HM8 RG 80.RTL.B
An unusual, rare and incredibly original pink gold and titanium driver-style wristwatch with bi-directional jump hour, trailing minutes, warranty and presentation box

Circa 2016
49mm width x 51.5mm length
Case dial, movement and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$250,000 - 450,000 
€29,300-52,700
$32,100-57,700

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIV

Hong Kong Auction 27 - 28 May 2022