Maximilian Büsser & Friends HM3 Horological Machine No. 3 in 18K White Gold, Star Cruiser.
MB&F is a contemporary, creative genius, and this piece is the horological equivalent of a Picasso or Rothko. This watch is hard to find as there is exteremly limited production, and it is rarely seen on the secondary market.
This is the Star Cruiser model of HM3, which offers a symmetric shape, as compared to the asymmetric Side Winder model. Although it is a personal preference, many people find the Star Cruiser to be more desirable, easier to read the time, and more asethetically pleasing because of the symmetric shape when the watch sits on your wist.
From MB&F’s website:
Horological Machine No. 3 is so far outside existing timekeeping references that it may cause sensory overload. Developed to display the machine’s beautifully finished movement in operation, it reveals harmoniously crafted bridges, rapidly oscillating balance wheel, gearing and distinctive battle-axe shaped automatic winding rotor. The wearer can then fully appreciate the art and craft that makes up Horological Machine No. 3 and draws one’s gaze inside the highly complex machine; a machine comprising more than 300 fine-finished, high-precision components. Turning the watch over reveals the technical secret behind its inverted movement: two large high-tech ceramic bearings efficiently transmitting power up to the cones and date wheel.
- Day/Night Indicator with Date.
- Automatic 22K Rotor.
- Extra Large Size, 50mm Long x 46.5mm Wide x 16mm Thick
- More than 300 Fine-Tinished, High-Precision Components
- Two Large High-Tech Ceramic Bearings
- Weighs 162 grams
- 18K White Gold and Titanium
- 18K Rose Gold Deployant Buckle.
- 36 Functional Jewels
- 53 Case Components
- Mint Condition.
- Carefully Owned by a Collector and Worn Only 4-5 Times.
- Comes with Original Inner Metallic Box (Shaped Like a Globe), Outerbox, Papers, and Pin
Water Resistance - Although we may pressure test a watch prior to being shipped, we do not guarantee any watch to be waterproof and do not cover any water issues under any type of warranty. The reason is because there are too many life factors that can contribute to a watch not being water resistant anymore. Statistically, this applies to even the most careful of watch wearers ...show moreshow less
Box and Papers - All box and papers do is guarantee the box and papers are authentic. The bad guys know that people put trust into original papers so by putting genuine papers with a fake watch allows them to pull off a scam...and when the buyer finds out down the road the watch was fake, the scammer is long gone. The only way to check authenticity is by having the watch checked. As with most preowned watches, the original box and/or papers are not available because they were not retained by the original owner. ...show moreshow less
Warranty – This warranty applies to the movement of the watch only. Watch movements are warrantied to perform as described in the BeckerTime item description during the warranty period. This warranty does not include the battery, strap, links, clasp, case, crown, bezel, dial, hands, screws, crystal and/or diamonds. Damage to a watch due to accident, neglect or mistreatment is not covered by this warranty. Mistreatment includes modification of the watch through the addition or substitution of parts or accessories not provided by Beckertime and will void this warranty. Also not included is the loss or theft of the watch or any damage done by loss or theft. Damage caused by fire, pressure or natural disaster is not covered. This warranty does not cover any water damage—including crystal fogginess, movement damage, dial or bezel damage, seals, gaskets, liquid penetration and any issues pertaining to water. This warranty replaces the original manufacturers warranty. ...show moreshow less
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