MB&F HM6 Space Pirate - A watch from out of this world

MB&F is not known for making your conventional watch, and with the HM6 Space Pirate they don’t disappoint. Inspired by a Japanese Manga cartoon, hand crafted out of titanium and limited to 50 units worldwide.

“HM6 is our most ambitious, our most crazy, our most complex project to date. It comes from another of my childhood souvenirs, it was a Japanese Manga (Animated cartoon) called Captain Flam in French.

And Captain Flam had this vessel, which was two spheres attached by a central cylinder, so I remember thinking wouldn't it be fantastic if we had two Captain Flam spaceships put together. That was the initial draft sketch I did and in the centre was the engine powering up and those two pods which were the spaceship”  by MB&F

 In each of the four corners of HM6's biomorphic case is a 360° sphere, capped top and bottom by transparent sapphire crystal domes.

Up forward, two semi-spherical indications rotate vertically (90° to the Engine), respectively displaying hours and minutes in large, highly legible numerals.

Aft, driven by the automatic winding rotor, twin spherical turbines spin, automatically regulating the winding system to reduce stress and wear.

 The central dome on top houses a 60-second flying tourbillon under a 'winking' eye-like retractable cover.

The sapphire crystal display portal on the back reveals some of the 475 beautifully hand-finished components making up the highly complex engine.
Learn more about this performance art piece . . .

Only 50 units to be produced. Pricing to be over $200,000

    Manufactured by Les Artisans Boitiers
    Ti-6Al-4V (Grade 5) titanium
    Dimensions: 49.5 mm x 52.3 mm x 20.4 mm
    Number of components: 80
    Water resistance: 30m / 90’ / 3atm

    Three-dimensional horological engine developed exclusively for HM6 by MB&F
with David Candaux Horlogerie Créative
    Flying Tourbillon with retractable shield
    Iridescent green platinum 950 battle-axe automatic winding rotor
    Twin aluminium turbines driven by winding rotor
    Power reserve: 72h
    Balance frequency: 18,000bph/2.5Hz

    Number of components: 475
    Number of jewels: 68

Functions / indications
    Hour and minutes on separate semi-spherical aluminium indications
    Crown to open/close tourbillon shield

Sapphire crystals:
    10 sapphire crystals: 9 domed (4 for the hour and minute indications, 4 for the turbines, 1 for the tourbillon)
and one flat (display back

Strap & Buckle
    Hand-stitched calfskin strap with titanium custom designed folding buckle.