Introducing the MB&F HM6 Alien Nation – 4 Unique Pieces (that are already sold)

By rolex
April 6, 2021
4 min read

With MB&F you generally have to be arranged for the unforeseen. Its Horological Machine 6 (HM6) is a horological UFO (Unidentified Flying Object). For the most recent rendition, Alien Nation, the company has made four one of a kind pieces, which surely live up to their uncommon name. For authorities there uplifting news and awful news, despite the fact that we’ll surrender it to you to conclude which will be which. The news is this; if you were at that point intending to spend a large portion of 1,000,000 USD on another MB&F watch, these four one of a kind adaptations of the HM6 will not slaughter your reserve funds, notwithstanding, each of the four novel pieces have just been sold… to one collector! 

What would you do in the event that you met an alien? The initial two arrangement of HM6, the Space Pirate and Sapphire Vision , were astounding manifestations conceived out of Max Busser’s horological lab. The most up to date form must be much more exceptional. This time, it is inhabited…. by aliens! Don’t trust us? Watch the video to see it yourself.

As you would have seen, there are six aliens, all demonstrated and hand-scuplted with mind boggling exactness by etcher Olivier Kuhn. Made of white gold, they are generally progressing, going in a cutting edge case made solely of sapphire gem with a couple of evaluation 5 titanium components to support their spaceship. A genuine mechanical accomplishment, the 12 sapphire squares that make the precious stone boat, required no less than 510 hours of machining and cleaning. This was even more hard to accomplish as the shapes are exceptionally complex (and sapphire precious stone is very fragile.)

To travel in the limitless dim of space, the 95-piece straightforward case houses the super brilliant material AGT (an abbreviation for Ambient Glow Technology). AGT was first misused in watchmaking by fashioner James Thompson, otherwise known as Black Badger (it has been recently utilized by MB&F for its HMX black badger release .) Smaller surfaces on the development, for example, the turbine blades or files on the dial are covered with Superluminova. The gaskets are delivered in shaded AGT material.

As with the past variants of the HM6, the driving force of this spaceship is managed by a flying tourbillon that has a retractable, semi-circular titanium shield initiated by the left crown. This programmed development is wound by a platinum, fight hatchet formed twisting rotor in an alternate tone for every adaptation. The movement ticks at 18’000 vibrations each hour for a force save of 72 hours. Its unique and complex engineering comprises just about 500 sections and was created with David Candaux. At the front, two circles turn vertically, showing the hours and minutes respectively.

At the back, cool twin turbines made of aluminum direct the winding framework. These demonstration like a lead representative; if the rotor pivots excessively fast, the turbines (eased back via air contact) will moderate the rotor thus, in this manner shielding the development from over the top pressure and wear.

The MB&F HM6 Alien Nation comes in four unique tones: green, blue, turquoise and purple. It is worn on a dark crocodile tie with sewing coordinating these tones. It is gotten by a titanium collapsing buckle.

Crazy? You are correct, and we prefer it as such. Additionally, this is actually truly amazing in numerous regards: the complexity of the refined sapphire case, the fastidious hand-production of the aliens, the utilization of AGT and the inventive development are altogether necessary pieces of the idea. As Max Busser puts it, ‘an imaginative grown-up is a youngster who survived’!

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Technical particulars of the MB&F Horological Machine N°6 Aline Nation

  • Case: 51mm x 50mm x 22.7mm – sapphire – precious stone case with some supporting components in evaluation 5 titanium – 30m water resistant
  • Movement: Three-dimensional horological motor grew only for HM6 by MB&F with David Candaux – 72h force save – 18,000 vibrations/h – 68 gems – Flying tourbillon with retractable semi-circular titanium shield – Hours and minutes on isolated semi-round aluminum indicators.
  • Strap: Gray hand-sewed crocodile tie with lines coordinating the gasket’s tones. Specially crafted collapsing lock in titanium.
  • 4 novel pieces
  • Price: $ 500,000 USD each