News March 2008

Horological Machine No.1 - Titanium

MB&F introduces and presents the Limited Edition
Horological Machine No.1 - Titanium

The Watch Quote™ - March 26th, 2008



HM1-Ti is an extremely sophisticated timepiece on many levels
Visually • Technically • Emotionally

As much, if not more, art and sculpture as micro-engineering. HM1-Ti is an avant-garde three-dimensional timekeeping machine broken free from constraints imposed by traditional horology.

The relatively light weight belies the architectural volume of HM1-Ti's grade 5 titanium case, a case whose complex modular construction enables every part to be independently refurbished.

The radical three-dimensionality of the case construction may turn heads; however, the totally original and highly intricate movement inside, with its 376 parts and 81 functional jewels, ensures that HM1-Ti will turn minds as well.

HM1-Ti features hours and minutes on separate dials, a raised central one-minute tourbillon, a seven-day power reserve, four mainspring barrels and both automatic and manual winding.

Augmenting the more technical style of HM1-Ti is an open dial providing a visual feast of the superbly finished movement and allowing maximum visual access to the large diameter hour/minute synchronizing wheel and the mesmerizing raised tourbillon carriage.

The hours and minutes are indicated on their respective etched-sapphire bridges augmented by precision laser-cut applied numerals, while the seven-day power reserve on the right-hand dial is displayed by a rotating disk.

The challenge of applying a variety of multi-faceted fine finishes to the difficult-to-work titanium has been rewarded by the vibrant juxtaposition of light reflecting off the contrasting highly polished and matte-satin surfaces.

An extra-wide custom tapered strap, complemented by a bespoke white gold and titanium folding buckle, completes the timepiece and reinforces the highly technical nature of the case.

Exclusive is hardly the right word for an extremely limited edition of just 10 pieces.

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MB&F Horological Machine No.1 - Titanium















Movement:Raised central one-minute tourbillon, separate hours and minutes, seven-day power reserve.

Balance oscillating at 28,800 bph.

Automatic winding.

Four mainspring barrels in parallel.

Number of jewels: 81 (all functional).

Number of parts: 376 (including jewels).
Functions:Left dial: Hours

Right Dial: Minutes and Seven-Day Power Reserve
Case:Titanium Grade 5 - Limited Edition of 10.

Dimensions: length 41mm, width 64mm, height 14mm.

Number of parts: 48.
Sapphire crystals:Dial side with anti-reflective treatment on both faces.

Display back with anti-reflective treatment on single face.
Dial:Open dial with etched sapphire Hour and Minute bridges.

Power reserve displayed by rotating disk.
Strap & Buckle:Extra wide black hand-stitched alligator strap with white gold/titanium folding buckle.
Presentation box:Bespoke ETRO pin-stripe flannel and leather designer carry bag hosting the presentation box.

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