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The MB&F Horological Machine No.9 is Wonderfully Wacky

Words by Tom Billinghurst

Five things we love about MB&F's wacky and wonderful Horological Machine No.9

  • #1 The double movement. The genius of this watch is that it’s the first ever timepiece with twin movements (balance wheels) that funnel into just one watch face. Simply put, it’s a marvel of modern engineering and design.
  • #2 The retro design. The inspiration for the watch is a combination of planes and cars from the 1940s and 1950 such as the De Havilland Venom and the Buick Streamliner.
  • #3 The jet engine. The HM9 has been designed to look like it’s flying on your wrist, with the constantly rotating (and visible) balance wheels, and the two jet engine-like titanium body. Because time flies when you’re having fun, right?
  • #4 The case.  Although it looks like it could be heavy and impractical at 57mm wide, the polished titanium casing actually makes this an incredibly light timepiece.
  • #5. The passion. As with everything MB&F founder Max Busser creates, the passion behind it is contagious. “The fact that this watch tells the time is a by-product,” he tells EDGAR. “This design is amazing, it’s everything to me.”

And of course, the inevitable question: How much?

Take a deep breath… Dhs670,000. Gulp. 670,000 gulps.

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