Maximilian Büsser & Friends (MB&F) first launched the Horological Machine in 2008. They are not just watches, but pieces of art – thus horological – the art and science of keeping time.
The Horological Machine featured distinctive rectangular shape, flying buttresses, dual portholes and modular construction. The crystal-clear sapphire case of HM2-SV had a meticulously hand-finished, 349-component engine powering the indications on HM2’s iconic twin dials.
MB&F now says that all good things must come to and end – and with that, announced two final limited editions of the Horological Machine No2, 18 pieces each, both featuring sapphire cases: HM2-Black SV and HM2-Red SV close the HM2 collection, thus ensuring its exclusivity. While both new final models are derived from the original HM2-SV, each has its own very distinctive identity.
HM2-Black SV features a sapphire case, black dials and a black PVD titanium baseplate that makes a strongly contrasting backdrop for the unique architecture of the HM2 Engine inside, which is framed by an electric green rubber gasket clearly visible through the transparent top. Turning the watch over reveals yet another splash of colour from the vivid green 22K gold winding rotor.
HM2-Red SV has its sapphire case black dials mounted on a regal red gold baseplate. The black dials, black rubber gasket and the rich red of the caseback provide a stunning juxtaposition with HM2’s silver Engine. Turning the watch over rewards the viewer with
the sight of MB&F’s signature 22K red gold battle-axe rotor complimenting the red gold of the caseback.
As noted, there are only 18 of each piece being produced.