MB&F has decided to raise its game to a completely new level, even though no one ever thought that could be possible. At SIHH 2016, the Swiss brand has introduced the Horological Machine No. 6 SV, a watch that might just be their most expensive project yet.
With a price-tag of almost $400,000, the MB&F HM6 SV doesn’t use one solid piece of sapphire crystal, but rather 11 distinct pieces that have been specially “glued” together. This includes the main sapphire crystal plate, along with the nine domes which go over various elements.
Beauty is extremely important when it comes to sophisticated watches, which is why the MB&F HM6 SV was inspired by the Art Deco movement, as well as the era’s use of wind tunnels to design everything from aircrafts to automobiles.
Produced in collaboration with David Candaux, the mechanism of the MBF HM6 consists of 475 components, including a flying tourbillon and automatic winding. It operates at 2.5Hz (18,000 bph), with the movement featuring 3 days worth of power reserve and a manually operated titanium “shield” dome.
Exciting as this watch may look, please note that it will be produced in a highly limited run as the entire Horological Machine No. 6 collection – all versions being limited to just 100 pieces. As such, that incredible price-tag should not offend or surprise anyone.
The MB&F HM6 SV in 18k red gold will cost $368,00 USD, while the MB&F HM6 SV in platinum will set you back $398,000 USD.