“I like things that are cool. They don’t necessarily have to be practical and being cool usually doesn’t mean following the normal trends. That’s one of the reasons that I was initially attracted to Martin Logan loud speakers. You see, Martin Logan doesn’t follow the normal conventions that are standard with common speakers. As a matter of fact, because of the electrostatic panels that are used to create sound (instead of conventional drivers), some people wouldn’t even realize upon looking at them what they are. A pair of Martin Logans caught my attention and I had no choice but to sit down and give them a listen which led to my first purchase of that brand. The same can be said about the creations of MB&F. They are different, non-conventional, and very cool. They WILL catch your attention, you WILL start looking deeper into them, and the next thing you’ll know is that you’re now trying to finagle your finances enough to talk yourself into making a purchase (who am I kidding, no amount of finagling would get that purchase approved with my creditors or my wife, but that’s just me).
Chances are that if you are reading this article you are probably already familiar with the HM4 (HM = Horological Machine) and know that it’s the 4th creation of Maximilian Büsser & Friends. At Baselworld 2012, we were lucky enough to get to play with all 4 different variations first-hand: The Thunderbolt, the Double Trouble, the Razzle Dazzle and the newly released RT. The Thunderbolt was the first HM4 to be introduced, followed by the Razzle Dazzle and Double Trouble.
The most recent addition to the line-up is the the RT model. MB&F also recently released the LM line (Legacy Machine), we will focus on that piece soon. The HM4 Thunderbolt is an aviation inspired timepiece that indicates the hours, minutes and power reserve. The Double Trouble and Razzle Dazzle take that aviation theme one step further with their implementation of rivets and hand-painted nose art which is reminiscent of WWII aircraft.
My favorite of the group has to be the newly released and extremely limited RT model. In this version, rose gold is used along with titanium. You can probably guess why it’s named RT (rose & titanium, just in case you were still wondering). I personally think that the contrast makes for a beautiful combination, especially with the hand-stitched leather stap.
Aside from being completely unique, another aspect that is great about these watches is the fact that they are so limited and exclusive. Due to the time it takes to machine the sapphire crystal, MB&F is limited to making only around 20 pieces a year, that’s it.
They also have an extremely complicated and in-house designed movement. Unless you are dining with Laurent Picciotto, you will more than likely be the only person in the room fortunate enough to have one of these strapped to your wrist. If you are interested in the HM4 RT you’d better finagle finances soon, they are Limited Editions with a total production of 18.
Prices range from $205,000 to $230,000″.For more information, contact MB&F at the link below.( By Zachary Bush from www.watchyougo.com – Note: For all of you interested in Luxury Timepieces we invite you to follow Zachary’s website. You will discover a really special world inside )