MoonMachine is what we call at MB&F a ‘Performance Art’ piece: one of those special occasions when we ask an external artist or designer to reinterpret one of our existing Machines. In this case, the Machine is the legendary HM3 Frog – reinterpreted by the talented Finnish watchmaker Stepan Sarpaneva.
To create MoonMachine, Stepan reconfigured the HM3 Frog by turning it 90° and adding his signature design elements: most importantly, his unmistakable moon-face/moon-phase indicator. He also transformed the dial-side winding rotor into a scintillating firmament of laser-pierced stars, forming constellations visible in the northern sky.
As always with Performance Art pieces, MoonMachine is an absolutely hybrid timepiece, combining two worlds: it is instantly recognisable as an MB&F, but also 100% Sarpaneva. Two independent watchmakers in a single piece!
This titanium edition with light blue sky was limited to only 18 pieces.
Grade 5 titanium case with white gold moon faces and light blue sky
Dimensions: 47 x 50 x 19mm
Three-dimensional horological engine designed by Jean-Marc Wiederrecht/Agenhor; powered by a Sowind base, modified by Stepan Sarpaneva
DLC coated and star-pieced steel and 22k gold automatic winding rotor
Hour and minutes information transmitted via ceramic ball bearings to rotating domes.
319 components / 36 jewels
FUNCTIONS / INDICATIONS
Hour on one dome (aluminium dome rotating in 12 hours)
Minutes on second dome (aluminium dome rotating in 60 minutes)
Moon phase displayed by dual moons rotating under a Korona ring, adjustable with a corrector.