Maximilian Busser has officially unveiled his latest masterwork, the stunning MB&F HM4 Thunderbolt Watch. Whenever MB&F reveals a new timepiece, we hold the right to expense any and all hyperbole, as these intricate time machines appear to be works of magic.
The MB&F HM4 Thunderbolt Watch is Busser’s latest since the HM3 Frog watch, and a return to a more serious approach to timekeeping design. The group first revealed the engine of the HM4 at Basel World 2010 in March, suggesting a few hints about the final design that has been unveiled today. The watch features two bullet-like chambers encasing the time display and power reserve, harnessed around the HM4 engine. That engine is hand-constructed from 311 parts, providing an accurate measure of time down to the nanosecond. The engine and display are enclosed in a titanium caseback and sapphire case, both of which combine for 210 hours of machining for the exterior itself.
Why name the first HM4 watch “Thunderbolt”? MB&F’s latest watch is a tribute to aviation, a nostalgic throwback to Maximilian Busser’s early years spent crafting model airplanes. He was obsessed with aerodynamics, and it is clear from the Thunderbolt and other MB&F watches that this obsession remains today. As is true with those others, you can expect the MB&F HM4 Thunderbolt Watch to fetch a wealthy sum to order, as each limited edition timepiece is truly a work of art.