After decades conforming to the rules of corporate watchmaking, Maximilian 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 independent watchmaking professionals to develop radical horological masterpieces. 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, we reinterpret traditional, high-quality watchmaking into three-dimensional kinetic sculptures.Meet the Friends
In 2015 MB&F celebrated its 10th Anniversary: 10 years and 10 calibres! A look back at the first 10 years:
After decades conforming to the rules of corporate watchmaking, Maximilian Büsser breaks the chains and starts a rebellion called MB&F.
While developing his first Machine, Max travels around the world to convince his future retail partners to join him in his adventure.
MB&F unveils its first Horological Machine, HM1.
Horological Machine No.2 revolutionises the world of haute horlogerie with its distinctive shape and modular construction.
Launch of the iconic HM3 series with the Horological Machine No.3 ‘Sidewinder’ and ‘Starcruiser’.
Winner of the GPHG, the HM4 Thunderbolt is MB&F’s most radical piece to date. Several limited editions will follow.
Legacy Machine No.1 marks the beginning of a new line: the Legacy Machines are a tribute to 19th century watchmaking.
Opening of the first MB&F M.A.D.Gallery in Geneva, where both horological machines and Mechanical Art Devices reign supreme.
Launch of Horological Machine No.5, inspired by iconic 70’s supercars – back “On the Road Again”, 40 years later.
First co-creation between MB&F and music box manufacturer REUGE: MusicMachine 1 starts a trilogy of music boxes with spaceship-like designs.
Opening of a second M.A.D.Gallery in Taipei, Taiwan.
MB&F and watchmaker Stephen McDonnell reinvent the perpetual calendar complication with the LM Perpetual.
Opening of a third M.A.D.Gallery in Dubai. Caran d’Ache and MB&F present the Astrograph pen, and HM8 Can-Am is launched in October.
MB&F plunges into the water at the SIHH with Horological Machine n°7 Aquapod.