The LM1 Xia Hang, which gains its surname from Xia Hang, a Chinese artist known for his “comma men”, is a high-art version of an already high-art watch: the MB&F LM1, a beautiful timepiece that takes classic pocket watch characteristics and adds 21st century — hell, even 22nd century — twists.
This is not your grandfather's clock
Miki Eleta debuted his latest masterpiece, the Hippocampus, at MB&F‘s M.A.D. Gallery in Geneva, Switzerland. To call the Hippocampus a mere clock, however, is to miss the forest for the trees. Yes, it tells time — quite accurately, thanks to Miki’s eponymous escapement — but its raison d’être is to inspire the soul through both sight and sound.
Time, food and an evening meal
Thursday, 8:00pm | At SoHo House for dinner with Hodinkee, MB&F, Por Homme, and friends to chat watches, gear and generally all around topics of awesome. Not too shabby a way to spend Thursday evening, we think. Photo essay after the jump.
Departures are bittersweet
You may remember that earlier this year we found ourselves quite fixated with the fantastic(al) timepieces of MB&F. Specifically, the MB&F HM3 Frog. As a final send off, MB&F has created two special (if special does them descriptive justice) editions of their HM2 model. Called the Sapphire Vision, the sci-fi-like creations can be had with…
It’s amazing what “relentless pursuit” can achieve. In the case of MB&F, the Horological Machine N°3 Frog or HM3 Frog. MB&F (Maximilian Büsser & Friends) is a consortium of timepiece artisans and professionals with an ingeniously simple yet incomprehensibly difficult mission: to design and craft a radical timepiece every year. You can summarily call it,…