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MOONMACHINE 2 Ti

MoonMachine2 is the second collaboration between MB&F and Stepan Sarpaneva: a horological creation that occupies the same elusive space as moonlight, somewhere between illusion and reality. Building on the optical prism display system of Horological Machine No.8, MoonMachine2 brings us the world’s first projected moonphase display.

MoonMachine2 was crafted in very limited editions of 12 pieces - one in full titanium with a light-blue sky, one in blackened titanium with a dark-blue sky, and one in red gold and titanium with an anthracite sky. This is the full titanium edition.

Worldwide shipping is offered free of charge. Local customs duties and other taxes applicable in the country of delivery are borne by the buyer.

This rare MoonMachine2 Titanium is one of the last remaining pieces available on the market - numbered no. 3 of 12 pieces.

95‘000 CHF

EUR

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Description

First launched in 2016 as the adrenaline-laced “Can-Am”, Horological Machine N°8 is an evolution of the heads-up time display that MB&F debuted five years ago in the HM5 “On the Road Again” and subsequently refined in the 2015 HMX.

The HM8 engine is a compact, in-house developed movement built on a Girard-Perregaux base, with discs for the jumping hour and running minutes display. Optical prisms fixed over the discs at specific points capture the time, refracting and magnifying the numerals so they can be read on a vertical plane. Horological Machine N°8 is completely pared down in terms of exterior cladding, not just to emulate the bare-all aesthetic of Can-Am racecars, but also to allow as much light as possible to flood the prisms and maximise the clarity of display.


MoonMachine2 comes housed in the case of Horological Machine Nº8. The stripped-down case construction of HM8 emphasised the illusory nature of the projected hours and minutes, and MoonMachine2 uses the same mechanism to highlight the visual impact of a moon disc.
The projection is accomplished via an optical prism, which refracts vertically the hours, minutes and moon discs. A pusher on the side allows quick and easy adjustment of the moonphase display.

The battleaxe rotor of HM8 has been transformed into an openworked radial web of titanium with Sarpaneva’s signature golden moon, and the sapphire crystal pane has been metallised in a similar pattern.



MOONMACHINE 2 Ti

The Creator

Maximilian Büsser and Friends

After decades confirming to the rules of corporate watchmaking, Max Büsser broke the chains and started a rebellion in 2005; a rebellion called MB&F - Maximilian Büsser & Friends.

MB&F is an artistic concept laboratory based around a simple idea: to assemble collectives of independant watchmaking professionals to develop radical watches - Horological or Legacy Machines. By nurturing teams of talented individuals, harnessing their passion and creativity and crediting each person's essential role, MB&F uses their synergy to become much greater than the sum of its parts. Respecting tradition, but never constrained by it, MB&F reinterprets traditional, high-quality watchmaking into three-dimensional kinetic sculptures.

While MB&F’s futuristic Horological Machines have a firm foundation in the very best of traditional horology, Büsser wanted to pay homage to that rich tradition by imagining the type of timepieces he might create if he had been born 100 years earlier, i.e. 1867 instead of 1967. This gave birth to the Legacy Machine collection. 

After decades confirming to the rules of corporate watchmaking, Max Büsser broke the chains and started a rebellion in 2005; a rebellion called MB&F - Maximilian Büsser & Friends.

MB&F is an artistic concept laboratory based around a simple idea: to assemble collectives of independant watchmaking professionals to develop radical watches - Horological or Legacy Machines. By nurturing teams of talented individuals, harnessing their passion and creativity and crediting each person's essential role, MB&F uses their synergy to become much greater than the sum of its parts. Respecting tradition, but never constrained by it, MB&F reinterprets traditional, high-quality watchmaking into three-dimensional kinetic sculptures.

While MB&F’s futuristic Horological Machines have a firm foundation in the very best of traditional horology, Büsser wanted to pay homage to that rich tradition by imagining the type of timepieces he might create if he had been born 100 years earlier, i.e. 1867 instead of 1967. This gave birth to the Legacy Machine collection. 

Specifications

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DISPLAY

Bi-directional jumping hours, trailing minutes and moon phase displayed by an optical prism that reflects vertically.
The hour and minute segments are magnified by 20%.
Dual moons rotate under a Korona ring and are corrected by a pusher.

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DIMENSIONS

49 mm x 51.5 mm x 19.5 mm

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ENGINE

Three-dimensional engine conceived and developed by MB&F from a Girard-Perregaux base calibre, with jumping hours and trailing minutes, and a moonphase complication by Stepan Sarpaneva
Automatic PVD coated titanium rotor with Sarpaneva gold moon
293 components, 30 jewels

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CASE

Natural titanium case, white gold moon faces, light blue sky and rotor
99 components
Water resistant to 30m / 3ATM / 100ft

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POWER RESERVE

42 hours


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STRAP & BUCKLE

Light Blue hand-stitched Black alligator strap with titanium folding buckle

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EDITION

Limited edition of 12 pieces
Individually numbered: piece no. 3/12


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MOONMACHINE 2 Ti

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