The MB&F HM8 shreds the rulebook like the Can-Am cars that inspired it

Each year, Max Büsser and his friends – otherwise known as MB&F – reveal an innovative ‘Horological Machine’ unlike any other conventional timepiece. This year’s edition, the HM8, takes inspiration from the big and brutish Can-Am cars from the 1960s and ’70s…

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In this, the 50th anniversary year of the Can-Am Challenge Cup, MB&F chose to honour the essentially regulation-less series with its newest timepiece. The distinctive sharp and angular case is both brushed and polished, and is reminiscent of the boxy, brutish machines that so prominently redefined the rules of speed – take the curved titanium ‘roll bars’, for example, which arch over the case. The time is visible on two discs on the edge of the case, which can be read at a ‘normal’ angle thanks to the use of prisms and a sapphire window. The HM8 is powered by a Girard-Perregaux-based movement, the visible parts of which are detailed like an engine. For a timepiece so ‘out there’, the MB&F HM8 cleverly manages to fuse traditional horological elegance with contemporary technological innovation. 

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