MB & F Horological Machine N°4 Thunderbolt
MB & F Horological Machine N°4 Thunderbolt
MB & F Horological Machine N°4 Thunderbolt
MB & F Horological Machine N°4 Thunderbolt

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Year
2010
Type
Watch
Price range CHF
>150000
Category
Exceptional Mechanics
Case
Titanium
Water-resistant
<30m
Bracelet/strap
Leather
Functions/Complications
- Limited Edition
- Power reserve

Horological Machine N°4 Thunderbolt

With its Horological Machine N°4, MB&F has broken with traditional watchmaking and presents a piece of kinetic art, organic, three-dimensional and totally unfettered, where the case and movement have become one. Born from the imagination of a child and the tenacity of a man, Maximilien Büsser, this fourth model of the collection, the most audacious yet, has been conceived and designed with the requirements of an engine in mind, with no fewer than 311 made-to-measure components. The sleek aerodynamic lines of the titanium and sapphire body conceal two parallel barrels that transfer their power to two identical turbine-shaped pods that display the functions. The cockpit in the centre reveals the balance, openworked in the middle to display most of its oscillating wheel, a micromechanical panorama with sophisticated finishing. A blend of complexity and rarity, this timepiece will be produced at a rate of one or two per month!
Movement
Hand-wound, three-dimensional with two parallel barrels, 50 jewels, 21,600 vib/h, 72-hour power reserve
Functions
Hours, minutes and power reserve
Case
Grade 5 titanium and sapphire, 54 x 52 x 24 mm 3 parts: two pods and central section 5 sapphire crystals: 2x dials, 1x central section, and 2x display panels top and bottom 2 separate crowns for setting the time and winding the movement
Dial
Right: indicates hours and minutes with Superluminova-enhanced hands Left: power reserve indicator, battle-axe-shaped skeleton hand
Bracelet/strap
Black hand-sewn calfskin with titanium and 18K white gold folding clasp