Beautiful Horological Machines by MB&F
By James Grahame
Max Büsser is a man with nothing left to prove. After all, his stellar career includes time at Jaeger-LeCoultre and the successful revitalization of Harry Winston's timepiece division. That wasn't enough, however. His new company, Maximilian Büsser and Friends, is set to turn the world of high watchmaking on its ear. MB&F's debut creation is the Horological Machine No. 1, which ought to bill itself as "The official timepiece of Victorian-era time machines." I've yet to stumble across a price, but don't worry... you can't afford it.
As timezone.com reports, "The dial on the right provides a reading for minutes with a massive speedometer needle-like hand. An indication for the watch’s massive four barreled fuel tank is also mounted on this same axis. On the left dial you have a reading for hours. Both dials feature transverse mounted floating sapphire subdials to provide time indication on the left, and on which the power reserve indication is engraved on the right. The hour and minute hands have to communicate with each other across the massive divide between them. This was accomplished with an oversized, ultra-flat, mirror-polished wheel centrally located under the dial. Too thin to support from its axis, this wheel cleverly floats between two layers of precision-adjusted jewels. Because of the artisan minutia involved, only 100 watches will be made in the next three years. Indeed the Horological Machine No.1 is the horological equivalent of a super car."