The MB&F HM3 MoonMachine Watch
There’s good news in the world of timekeeping, as the watchmakers from MB&F have recently unveiled the Moonmachine. The timepiece had been manufactured in close collaboration with Stepan Sarpaneva, a watchmaker based in Finland, and resembles the bug-eyed HM3 Frog piece.
It actually has the Frog watch at its base, the timepiece being totally reconfigured and decked with a moon-face moon-phase indicator complication set in “scintillating firmament of northern stars” – iconic feature from Stepan.
Furthermore, another interesting fact is that the phase of the moon is influenced from Stepan’s own face, through a signature Korona-shaped aperture. The winding rotor on the other hand consists of a steel and 22-carat gold disc with laser-imprinted stars that make up the constellations we can see on northern skies.
A reason for the watch’s Moonmachine platform set on the HM3 Frog is that the huge movement opening in dial side provides enough space for the watchmaker to play with. In addition, the two bulky, bulbous, prominent domes on the watch’s front depict long-sought human habitations on the Moon. And there’s also the multi-layered northern sky rotor that confers a truly astounding background to the twin hand-finished moon faces, adding a mobile impression to the moving starts.
Another interesting fact is that this exquisite timepiece is available in three distinct shapes, 18 units of each being under fabrication: white gold moon faces above a dark blue sky, red gold moon faces on anthracite sky and white gold moon faces in a light blue sky.
The prices are set for CHF 84,000 per unit, before tax. In US, they’re worth around $98,000 per unit.