• The MB&F MusicMachine 3 Is A Rich Nerd’s Dream

    The MB&F MusicMachine 3 Is A Rich Nerd’s Dream

    As we approach Peak Star Wars at last week’s Comic-Con, I’d like to present something so inexplicable yet potentially beguiling that it seems on the verge of exploding into a supernova of rich nerd lust. It is the MusicMachine 3, a music box shaped like an Imperial TIE Fighter. In fact the MusicMachine 3 contains two mechanical music playback systems, hidden in the rear of the fighter. Read More

  • Ahoy, Space Pirates, Spend Your Booty On This Crazy Watch

    Ahoy, Space Pirates, Spend Your Booty On This Crazy Watch

    Arrr! Here be space pirates and where there are space pirates there is need of a $230,000 mechanical watch. Wild watch makers MB&F have just announced their MB&F HM6, a watch based on a 1970s cartoon called Capitaine Flam (Captain Flame). The bulbous watch is built of titanium alloy and you can tell the time using the little curved bulbs on one end of the piece. You can see more… Read More

  • MB&F’s New Lamborghini-Inspired Watch Is Beautiful, And ‘Relatively’ Affordable (But Still $63K)

    MB&F’s New Lamborghini-Inspired Watch Is Beautiful, And ‘Relatively’ Affordable (But Still $63K)

    If you’re into drooling over watches that you’ll likely never be able to afford (and I am), then you’ll probably recognize the name MB&F (Max Busser & Friends). The boutique watch-maker has created some stunners, including the HM3 special edition profiled by contributor Ariel Adams last May. While that watch retailed for $93,000, the HM5 Adams shows off on his own… Read More

  • The MB&F HM3 Goes To The Moon

    The MB&F HM3 Goes To The Moon

    No self-respecting gadget lover can deny that MB&F’s very high-end artistic wrist machines are overall cool. Most of us can’t afford them, but items like this certain stir our ambitious sides. Recently MB&F released a new limited version of their Horological Machine Number 3 (HM3) watch that was designed and produced in collaboration with a boutique Finnish watch maker… Read More

  • LM1 Watch Review

    Hands On With The MB&F LM1: The Coolest Watch You’ll See Today

    I got to sit down with Steve Hallock, the North American president of MB&F and driving force behind the Swiss watch brand’s western expansion. The watch he brought for us is the LM1 aka the Legacy Machine #1, a new piece we wrote about earlier last month and that is just now shipping to oligarchs and captains of industry around the world. Read More

  • MB&F Introduces The Legacy Machine Number 1

    MB&F Introduces The Legacy Machine Number 1

    As you’ll recall, I’m a big watch fan and a bigger MB&F fan although I am quite pleased I don’t own one of these $77,000+ monstrosities. These watches are for men who are living the yachting life while injecting human growth hormone taken from the pituitary glands of the recently dead and drinking rum out of human skulls, not for us mere mortals. Now, however… Read More

  • The MB&F HM4 Only Watch: For All Your Panda-Riding-A-Jet-Engine Needs

    The MB&F MH4 looks like a pair of jet engines roaring off your wrist and costs about as much as the fuel needed to power one of those jet engines for a cross-country flight. However, the HM4 Only Watch limited edition costs even more (provided you can take part in the auction) and features a tiny removable panda cast in gold. Yeah, you read that right. Read More

  • MB&F HM3 Frog Zr Watch

    Behold the HM3 Frog Zr, aka “Black Frog,” the newest highly limited watch from MB&F – there will only be 18 pieces. Unless I am mistaken, this is the first watch offered by the boutique brand done in zirconium (hence the Zr part of the name). Zirconium is a rare metal similar to titanium, but known to be more robust. According to MB&F, most zirconium is used in… Read More

  • MB&F HM2 SV Final Edition Watches Hands-On

    The original HM2 SV was limited to only 25 pieces. That is a really low amount given how popular the watch was – and it was popular for good reason. The Sapphire Vision offered not only unparalleled views of the movement, but also created a totally new looking surface for a watch that spoke all too well the language of love for watch nerds. So for the last pieces in the HM2 collection… Read More

  • MB&F HM2 Final Edition Watches

    The MB&F Horological Machine Number 2 has enjoyed a really rich life. The ‘wrist rectangle’ is now going into its final limited edition production with two new models. These are the HM2 Black SV and Red SV. “SV” stands for Sapphire Vision. The whole point of the Sapphire Vision watch was the massive sapphire crystal that made up the front plate of the piece. The… Read More

  • MB&F Horlogical Machine No. 3 "Chocolate Frog" Watch

    As part of high-end watch forum ThePuristS.com’s 10th anniversary, MB&F will offer a (more) limited edition version of their Horological Machine No. 3 “The Frog” watch called “The Chocolate Frog.” MB&F is really rewarding their fans and early adopters with this move. There are a fair number of happy MB&F watch owners who are part of the… Read More

  • MB&F HM3 JwlryMachine Watch

    For the final exciting iteration of the Horological Machine No. 3, MB&F has partnered with world-renowned Boucheron to create the JwlryMachine. Swiss MB&F who celebrates the art of the machine combines their technology with French Boucheron who celebrates the art of jewelry. The result is an incredible work of three-dimensional art that will be made to order for those who want to add… Read More

  • MB&F Horological Machine 3 Watch Review

    This watch won’t stop looking at me! I am used to being the one looking at a watch. To many people the ability to tote around an MB&F is a dream. It represents the pinnacle in indulging a luxury lover’s gadget fetish – to wear a highly complex, beautifully made creation which is a wearable statement of one’s values and appreciation for the more avant garde fine… Read More

  • MB&F HM4 Thunderbolt Watch Hands-On

    Max Busser, founder of MB&F, remarks that the HM4 is the most legible MB&F watch yet. He is actually quite right. It is the only Horological machine with a traditional looking dial. Round and clear, it is quite easy to read with its Arabic numerals and luminant covered hands, especially given its orientation on the wrist. I actually love reading this watch. Right next to the time is… Read More

  • MB&F officially announce the Horological Machine 4

    Just in time to make the HM3 I wore obsolete, MB&F has just announced the HM4 Thunderbolt, a unique “aviation-inspired” piece that is just about the coolest thing ever. Read More

  • My brush with the good life: Wearing a $77,000 watch

    In the literature of watch geekdom we often bump up against watches that cost well into the six figures, some even in the seven. I take a populist stance on the purchase of watches and encourage the intelligent watch collector to purchase what they can afford or, better yet, save up for a nice watch they can wear forever. I also, for the most part, scoff at any watch over, potentially… Read More

  • The MB&F Thunderbolt watch movement: WTF on toast

    So this is just the inner heart of a new watch movement by makers of the Horological Machine series of watches. That’s right: this thing that looks like an Interceptor Drone is actually part of a watch. Read More