One of the leading lights of independent haute horlogerie, Maximilian Büsser began MB&F in 2005, continually collaborating with a wide range of ‘friends’.

11 reasons MB&F are important for all watch lovers

Editor's note: The darling of the independent watch space, MB&F show no signs of slowing their release of weird and wonderful watches. Timepieces that often elicit a confused reception at first glance, MB&F clocks and watches become more delightful the longer you look at them, as you realise the playfulness at the heart of their designs. Let's take another look at why the brand matters, even if you aren't likely to become a customer. Recently we were invited to Sydney…

INSIGHT: 11 reasons MB&F matter (even if you'll never own one)

Recently we were invited to Sydney as guests of The Hour Glass to the hotly anticipated launch of MB&F (Maximilian Büsser & Friends) Horological Machine 6, aka the 'Space Pirate.' In our conversation with MB&F Head of Communications Charris Yadigaroglou we discovered a watch brand almost like no other. Writing up the interview I was struck by the role a brand like MB&F plays for the wider watch industry. Their ability to live free creative lives – and start their creative process at a…

INTRODUCING: The MB&F HM5 CarbonMacrolon (For translation, see below)

Ok. If you're not down with Swiss independent horology the above headline might not make to much sense. What's MB&F? CarbonMacrolon? The only acronym that might be in your mind is W, T & F. Which is valid. So let's break it down. MB&F is short for Maximilliam Büsser and Friends – a very boutique Swiss independent company famous for it's short run projects, often cherry-picking some of the industry's best and brightest to work with (that'd be the 'Friends' part…

FOLLOWER REVIEW: Alberto's MB&F HM4 'Double Trouble'

Name: Alberto Watch: MB&F HM4 'Double trouble' Location of shot Taken through a loupe system iphone camera mount at Baselworld. Why the MB&F HM4? Of all the watches MB&F have done, this one is the craziest! The single piece of carved sapphire that shows off the movement takes 300 hours to craft. They developed the movement and only made like 90-99 pieces. It's amazing. I really like the looks too – the rivets on the case, the pin up girls. This…

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