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, engineering insanity or our current fixation.
The MB&F HM3 Frog is a timepiece full of challenges, start to finish. Not a beauty challenge mind you, but an engineering challenge. Everything from the signature aluminum milled hour and minute domes residing beneath the semi-spherical sapphire crystal domes, to the 53 component 46x50x17mm case exudes engineering marvel. This includes the HM3’s movement composed of a Jean-Marc Widerrecht/Agenhor three-dimensional movement, Girard-Perregaux oscillator and gear, 22K blued rose gold battle-axe shaped myster automatic winding rotor, and 36 functional jewels. Available in Grade 5 titanium with blued rotor (pictured) or a limited edition mark-resistant black-coated titanium with green rotor. Pictured in our gallery below.
Interestingly, I learned that the founder of MB&F, Maximilian Büsser, is an avid reader of Gear Patrol. He had a thought to share about the nigh-impossible challenge his team faces and how that relates to the adventurous spirit of Gear Patrol and more importantly, our readers:
“MB&F, not unlike the Gear Patrol reader, is about an adventure. In the case of the HM3 Frog, an adventure to blend childhood mischief with haute horology.”
-Max Büsser (founder of MB&F)
Now, whether or not you follow timepieces on GP, I feel that’s a sentiment something we can all appreciate.