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MB&F’s Octopus-inspired Table Clock Is Really More Akin To A Robotic Spider

MB&F, AKA Maximilian Busser and Friends, has come a long way. It has progressed from making exotic watches to, in recent years, exquisite clocks that were pretty much out of this world. The Octopod is the luxury watch brand’s latest table clock that will leave sci-fi fans drooling all over. Assuming the form of a robotic octopus (hence, Octopod), the Octopod was a co-creation with L’Epée 1839 and features deep sea technology like the bathysphere (that’s a deep sea, spherical submersible, if you don’t already know) inspired by the late eighties sci-fi/horror flick, The Abyss (1989, 20th Century Fox) and it boasts no less than 468 fine-finished components behind the newly developed eight-day movement by L’Epée 1839 that makes it ticks. Impressive. Continue reading MB&F’s Octopus-inspired Table Clock Is Really More Akin To A Robotic Spider

MB&F Has a Clock That Uses Soviet-made Nixie Tubes to Tell Time

Nixie tubes, aka cold cathode displays, were what folks use when LCD and LED haven’t been invented. Much like incandescent bulbs, they are beautiful, but not quite efficient. Despite so, we have seen them put to good use in clocks even till today. You can even DIY one yourself if you want to, but nothing will be comparable to what MB&F and Frank Buchwald has came up with: the MB&F Nixie Machine. So what the heck is a Nixie Machine? Well, its an pretty over-the-top clock that uses Nixie tubes to present you with hours, minutes, and seconds, or day, month, and year in date mode. So, yes. It is a clock, which is somewhat related to what’s MB&F is doing. At least, it is closer relation to its field than a music box, right? Anywho, that’s what set this forward thinking luxury timepiece maker apart from its competitions: It has the spirit of innovations and has no qualms in taking on projects outside of its comfort zone. Continue reading MB&F Has a Clock That Uses Soviet-made Nixie Tubes to Tell Time

MB&F MusicMachine Music Box by REUGE

a sci-fi spacecraft, it is not. the MB&F MusicMachine you see here is actually an outrageous music box, created by premier music box maker REUGE and luxury time piece maker, MB&F. taking on a form unlike no other, this spaceship features a pair of cylinders that actually serves up six preset tunes – three from each cylinder. the left cylinder offers you classic movie anthems which include Star Wars theme, the imperial March from The Empire Strikes Back, and Star Trek theme, and on the other side, you will be treated to rock classics (anthems, actually), including Pink Floyd‘s Another Brick in the Wall, Deep Purple‘s Smoke on the Water, and Imagine by the late John Lennon. according to MB&F, these tunes are carefully selected to reflect MB&F’s radical, nonconformist attitude. so what else do you get out of it? nothing. keeping in mind that this is, after all, a music box and not a media player, but it will certainly be one heck of a conversational piece. Continue reading MB&F MusicMachine Music Box by REUGE

Stepan Sarpaneva for MB&F HM3 Moonmachine

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(photos: MB&F) MB&F HM3 Moonmachine | US$98,000.00 | www.mbandf.com

having a time piece that just tell time is rather passe these days. a wrist watch has matured to become a symbol of status, an art piece and as a piece of jewelry. for those who have less cash to spare, there’s always the funky TokyoFlash watches but for those who has a burgeoning bank account hidden somewhere in the Switzerland, there’s the more exotic time piece like the Stepan Sarpaneva for MB&F HM3 Moonmachine to show off your wealth and exquisite taste. as the name implies, it is a derivation of the HM3 Frog and a result of the collaboration with Finnish watchmaker Stepan Sarpaneva. Continue reading Stepan Sarpaneva for MB&F HM3 Moonmachine

MB&F HM3 Frog ZR has Zirconium and 22k Purple Gold

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(credit: MB&F) MB&F HM3 Frog ZR | US$92,000.00 | www.mbandf.com

new from luxury time piece extraordinaire, MB&F, is the Horological Machine N3 Frog ZR or simply known as the HM3 Frog ZR wristwatch derived from MB&F’s HM3 Frog. as the model name has hinted, the Zr indicates that this particular model is set in high end black PVD-coated zirconium and along with it, the clock face features a brightly-colored purple 22k gold battle-axe winding rotor. Continue reading MB&F HM3 Frog ZR has Zirconium and 22k Purple Gold