MB&F

what we stand for

Concept

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

Milestones

In 2015 MB&F celebrated its 10th Anniversary: 10 years and 10 calibres! A look back at the first 10 years:

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2005

After decades conforming to the rules of corporate watchmaking, Maximilian Büsser breaks the chains and starts a rebellion called MB&F.

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2006

While developing his first Machine, Max travels around the world to convince his future retail partners to join him in his adventure.

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2007

MB&F unveils its first Horological Machine, HM1.

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2008

Horological Machine No.2 revolutionises the world of haute horlogerie with its distinctive shape and modular construction.

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2009

Launch of the iconic HM3 series with the Horological Machine No.3 ‘Sidewinder’ and ‘Starcruiser’.

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2010

Winner of the GPHG, the HM4 Thunderbolt is MB&F’s most radical piece to date. Several limited editions will follow.

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2010

Both launched in 2010 and derived from the HM3: the HM3 ‘Frog’, and the JLWRYMACHINE created with jewellery house Boucheron.

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2011

Legacy Machine No.1 marks the beginning of a new line: the Legacy Machines are a tribute to 19th century watchmaking.

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2011

Opening of the first MB&F M.A.D.Gallery in Geneva, where both horological machines and Mechanical Art Devices reign supreme.

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2012

Launch of Horological Machine No.5, inspired by iconic 70’s supercars – back “On the Road Again”, 40 years later.

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2013

The second Legacy Machine (LM2) comes to life. The HM3 is re-engineered as the HM3 ‘MegaWind‘.

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2013

First co-creation between MB&F and music box manufacturer REUGE: MusicMachine 1 starts a trilogy of music boxes with spaceship-like designs.

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2014

Two new Machines: HM6 Space Pirate and Legacy Machine 101, which includes MB&F’s first in-house conceived calibre.

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2014

Opening of a second M.A.D.Gallery in Taipei, Taiwan.

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2015

MB&F celebrates 10 years by launching anniversary pieces: HMX, the ‘Melchior’ table clock created with L’Epée 1839 and MusicMachine 3.

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2015

MB&F and watchmaker Stephen McDonnell reinvent the perpetual calendar complication with the LM Perpetual.

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2016

MB&F is invited to join the prestigious SIHH watch fair in Geneva. Sherman and Balthazar join the robot-clock line-up.

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2016

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.

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2017

MB&F plunges into the water at the SIHH with Horological Machine n°7 Aquapod.