MB&F - The New York Watch Auction: X New York Saturday, June 8, 2024 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: MB&F
    Year: 2014
    Reference No: 55.RL.B
    Movement No: 412’234
    Case No: 55R344
    Model Name: Horological Machine No. 5
    Material: 18K pink gold, titanium, zirconium
    Calibre: Automatic, developed by Jean-François Mojon and Vincent Boucard of Chronode, 30 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Rubber
    Clasp/Buckle: Titanium MB&F pin buckle
    Dimensions: 49mm width x 51.5mm length
    Signed: Case, movement, and buckle signed.
    Accessories: Accompanied by MB&F international warranty booklet dated March 3, 2014, instruction manual, leather wallet, pod-form fitted presentation box, and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Founded by Maximilian Büsser, a maverick figure in the watchmaking industry, MB&F embraces a collaborative approach, bringing together some of the most talented independent watchmakers and artisans to create extraordinary timepieces that defy conventional norms. Established in 2005, MB&F has consistently pushed the boundaries of traditional watch design, crafting timepieces that transcend the notion of mere instruments and evolve into kinetic sculptures and wearable works of art. Each MB&F creation is an avant-garde masterpiece, reflecting Büsser's passion for innovation, storytelling, and a deep appreciation for the unconventional.

    One certainly unconventional watch within the MB&F line is the HM5, short for Horological Machine No. 5. Inspired by the inaugural supercars from the 1970s, including models like the Lamborghini Miura, Lotus Esprit, and Lancia Stratos, all of which commonly featured louvres on their rear windows, the HM5 infuses a sense of dynamism into its original design.

    With a case that is made in red gold, titanium, and zirconium, the HM5 combines classical hues with futuristic craft. Set in the centre of the machine is a three-dimensional horological engine developed by Jean-François Mojon and Vincent Boucard of Chronode, shining light on the collaborative spirit of MB&F. The present example is offered in excellent condition and is complete with its full set of accessories.

    Property of the Original Owner


Ref. 55.RL.B
A rare and unusual pink gold and titanium limited edition wristwatch with bi-directional jumping hours, warranty, and presentation box

49mm width x 51.5mm length
Case, movement, and buckle signed.

$20,000 - 40,000 

Sold for $25,400

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