These wild horological sculptures are melting our minds
“A creative adult is a child who survived.” A dominant force in the horological world, the Swiss company MB&F is the birthchild of Maximillian Büsser, a man known for his wild creativity and love of science fiction and automobiles. Perhaps unsurprisingly, both are reflected in his radical creations – watches or three-dimensional kinetic sculptures designed to rebel against the rules of corporate watchmaking.
Collaboration is a vital ingredient in all of Büsser’s work. The ‘&F’ in his conceptual company’s name denotes ‘and friends’, and in harnessing the skills of esteemed names from the worlds of both traditional watchmaking – take L’Epée, for example – and numerous other creative spheres, MB&F’s creations truly become greater than the sum of their intricate and beautifully designed parts. And as a result, each piece respectfully nods to tradition and history, but is not constrained by it. Reinterpretation is key – why shouldn’t time be enjoyed?
Take Grant, for example, which is one of the MB&F creations we’re delighted to be offering in the Classic Driver Shop. It’s described by its maker as ‘a triple-tracked, Mad Max-slash-Transformer robot clock on a mission’, which displays the time on his shield and is powered by an extremely high-quality L’Epée eight-day clock movement finished to the same finish as the finest wristwatches. We’ll leave you to discover the wonders of the other fascinating pieces from MB&F for yourself.