MB&F Starfleet Machine: A Star Trek Deep Space 9 Clock
Apr09

MB&F Starfleet Machine: A Star Trek Deep Space 9 Clock

The MB&F Starfleet Machine (YES, STARFLEET!!!) is by far the coolest, geekiest, most awesome clock I have ever seen.  I am a huge Trekie.  I love Star Trek, as is evidenced by my review of the De Bethune Dream Watch 5.  But, this clock… this masterful piece of nerdy goodness from MB&F and L’Epée 1839 takes Star Trek-inspired art to a whole new level.   It combines science fiction awesomeness with the...

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MB&F HM5 RT: On the Road Again [Video]
Dec20

MB&F HM5 RT: On the Road Again [Video]

Max Büsser doesn’t do normal.  His MB&F Horological Machines continuously push the limits of what we consider a wristwatch with each new model.  The MB&F HM5 RT continues to the limit-pushing, but this time in the direction of automotive design… the Lamborghini Miura, to be precise.   When you look at the MB&F HM5 RT, it’s easy to see the inspiration of the Miura in the louvers on the back of the...

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Nitroglycerine Watch Experiment: What Happens When MB&F and URWERK Join Forces?
Jun20

Nitroglycerine Watch Experiment: What Happens When MB&F and URWERK Join Forces?

C3H5N3O9 Nitroglycerine Watch is the chemical formula for nitroglycerine, by the way.  And, it’s also a watch company, sort of.  An “horological experiment” according the the madmen behind the C3H5N3O9 Experiment ZR012 watch.  I know.  That’s not the most inviting of names.  Almost as bad as McLaren’s MP4-12C GT3. Every chemistry student understands that when certain exotic components are mixed, a...

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Editors Picks: Our Favorite Pre-Baselworld Releases
Apr11

Editors Picks: Our Favorite Pre-Baselworld Releases

It’s times like these when I love the fact that no one waits until an official debut before releasing photos and details of the newest watches and cars.  Baselworld 2013 is just a few weeks away, and because most of us won’t have the opportunity to jet to Switzerland to see their latest offerings in person, the watchmaking powers-that-be have been kind enough to give us a glimpse behind the curtain.  So, here are a few of...

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2012 So Far: Year’s Best Watches
May08

2012 So Far: Year’s Best Watches

April is over, and that means 2012 is one-third complete.  A lot of cool stuff has happened this year, especially in the world watches.  With the 2012 editions of SIHH and Baselworld long since over, I though I’d run down a list of my favorite watches of 2012.  There is no particular reason they’re on this list other than they are unique, interesting, gorgeous, technologically fascinating or just plain cool.  Please let me...

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When It Comes to Watches, Older Is Often Better
Apr23

When It Comes to Watches, Older Is Often Better

Anyone who knows me will tell you that I’m a bit of a watch nut.  I love following the brands.  I love seeing what comes out of SIHH and Baselworld ever year.  And, I love planning my dream collection.   There are a lot of great innovations in materials, complications and technologies out there.  There are some new watches that a most definitely drool-worthy (HYT H1, anything from MB&F, the Audemars Piguet Millenary 4101...

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Highlights from Baselworld 2012
Apr22

Highlights from Baselworld 2012

Baselworld 2012 ended today in Switzerland.  This year saw some very innovative, interesting and cool watches.  Here are some highlights of this year’s exhibition. MB&F HM4 RT Thunderbolt in Rose Gold Bulgari Serpenti Bremont ALT1-WT World Time Watch Blancpain Villeret with Flinque Lacquered Dial Chanel The Premiere Flying Tourbillon Tag Heuer MIKROGIRDER Linde Werdelin SpidoSpeed in RG & Titanium Harry Winston Opus 12...

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