MB&F. A VERY RARE 18K PINK GOLD AND TITANIUM RECTANGULAR SEMI-SKELETONISED LIMITED EDITION AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH WITH JUMP HOUR, MOON PHASES, RETROGRADE DATE AND MINUTE
MB&F. A VERY RARE 18K PINK GOLD AND TITANIUM RECTANGULAR SEMI-SKELETONISED LIMITED EDITION AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH WITH JUMP HOUR, MOON PHASES, RETROGRADE DATE AND MINUTE
MB&F. A VERY RARE 18K PINK GOLD AND TITANIUM RECTANGULAR SEMI-SKELETONISED LIMITED EDITION AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH WITH JUMP HOUR, MOON PHASES, RETROGRADE DATE AND MINUTE
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MB&F. A VERY RARE 18K PINK GOLD AND TITANIUM RECTANGULAR SEMI-SKELETONISED LIMITED EDITION AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH WITH JUMP HOUR, MOON PHASES, RETROGRADE DATE AND MINUTE
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MB&F. A VERY RARE 18K PINK GOLD AND TITANIUM RECTANGULAR SEMI-SKELETONISED LIMITED EDITION AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH WITH JUMP HOUR, MOON PHASES, RETROGRADE DATE AND MINUTE

HOROLOGICAL MACHINE NO. 2, “HM2”

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MB&F. A VERY RARE 18K PINK GOLD AND TITANIUM RECTANGULAR SEMI-SKELETONISED LIMITED EDITION AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH WITH JUMP HOUR, MOON PHASES, RETROGRADE DATE AND MINUTE
HOROLOGICAL MACHINE NO. 2, “HM2”
Movement: Automatic
Dial: Semi-sketonised
Case: 59 x 38 mm. (W x L)
With: 18k pink gold and titanium MB&F deloyant clasp, blank MB&F International Warranty Validation, product literature, presentation box and outer packaging
Remark: Limited to 18 pieces. MB&F will provide a free service and one year warranty following the purchase at Christie’s
Note: Serial numbers are available upon request
Special notice

Lot incorporates material from endangered species that is not for sale and is shown for display purposes only. The endangered species strap shown with the Lot is for display purposes only and is not for sale.Upon sale, the watch will not be supplied to a buyer outside Hong Kong with any watch strap.

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Lot Essay

MB&F’s Horological Machine 2, first launched in 2008, is regarded as one of the brand’s classics, it has become instantly recognisable as an MB&F ‘signature’ model. HM2 is now highly sought after by collectors who appreciate its thoroughly unique aesthetic as well as understanding its important place in raising awareness of the work of independent watchmakers who constantly push the boundaries of possibility in watch design and construction. The present Horological Machine 2 in yellow gold and titanium is number 14 of a limited edition of 25 pieces. Furthermore, it is offered with full set of accessories.
Horological Machine 2
HM2 was unveiled in 2008, one year after the first Horological Machine ‘HM1’ was launched in 2007. Since then, there have been several iterations of the HM2, with the final edition released in 2011. When it was first introduced, Horological Machine No.2 disrupted the world of haute horlogerie with its startling horizontally rectangular shape, dual portholes and modular construction. The automatic mechanical movement provides the functions of instantaneous jumping hours with concentric retrograde minutes, retrograde date, bi-hemisphere moon-phase. All the HM2’s information can be seen on two dials, with the date and moon phase to the left side, and the timekeeping to the right.

Max Büsser and Friends (MB&F) was established in 2005. For the HM2, he collaborated with Jean-Marc Wiederrecht and others to help create this particular timepiece, At the time, the choice of the ‘cassette tape’ style rectangular case was a completely new idea, according to Max Büsser, the overall vibe and design of the was inspired by the glass-domed space colonies he had seen in the sci-fi comics of the 1950s and 60s.

The movement is based on the self-winding Sowind caliber which was then heavily modified by Jean-Marc Wiederrecht at the Swiss movement manufacturer Agenhor. The finished movement has a bidirectional jumping hours indication that can be set forwards or backwards. At the time of its creation it was the first jumping hour watch of its kind. Visible through the sapphire crystal display back is the brand’s distinctive double ‘battle-axe’ rotor, which brilliantly conceals that one side weighs more than the other even though visually it appears identical.

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