blizzard-beasts-lead-
10 Best Vehicles for Winter
Road beasts for the snow, ice and grime.
best-moisturizer-lead
6 Best Facial Moisturizers
Protect that bearded face.
how-to-buy-an-espresso-machine-gear-patrol
Espresso Machine Buying Guide
10 different ways to drip out high-grade buzz.
best-winter-tires-gear-patrol-lead
10 Best Snow Tires
Get wheels that don't need chains.
skip to main navigation
MBF-Starfleet-Viewfinder-Gear-Patrol-Lead
Read More

Out of this world

Viewfinder: MB&F L’Epée 1839 Starfleet/Machine

One of the most innovative figures in the world of watchmaking is Maximilian Büsser, a former executive at Jaeger-LeCoutre. His collaboration with Swiss watchmakers L’Epee, the Starfleet/Machine, is a space-age monument to horology.

Starfleet-Machine-Gear-Patrol-Lead
Read More

Ticking Off the Latest in Watch News

This Week in Watches: July 29, 2014

This Week in Watches: An affordable Kiwi travel watch, a Wright brothers Bremont, Moscow’s time zone change and more.

MB&F-Gear-Patrol-Lead
Read More

We Tick Off the Latest in Watch News

This Week in Watches: May 13, 2014

This week in watches: Tsovet’s line of automatics, Mayan timekeeping, Richard Mille in White, German blasphemy and much more.

FACE-VALUE-LM1-Xia-Hang-GEAR-PATROL-LEAD
Read More

Up or Down, it's high art

Face Value: MB&F LM1 Xia Hang

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.

Miki-Eleta-Hippocampus-gear-patrol
Read More

This is not your grandfather's clock

Miki Eleta Hippocampus

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.

photo-essay-mbf-hodinkee-gear-patrol-ipad-featured
Read More

Time, food and an evening meal

Timekeeping | Talking Time: Dinner and Watches with MB&F, Hodinkee and Friends

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.

MB&F-HM2-Sapphire-Vision-Final-Editions-Gear-Patrol
Read More

Departures are bittersweet

MB&F HM2-SV Final Editions

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…

Read More

The Fixation | MB&F HM3 Frog

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,…