MB&F Watches

Founded in 2005 by Max Busser, who had been a key figure at Harry Winston – creating the now-famed Opus series, MB&F is all about thinking outside the box.  Busser, an engineer by trade, creates his three-dimensional horological machines – most of which are inspired by space travel and other sci-fi like themes – with the help of  “friends.”  Hence the MB&F with F standing for friends. He gives credit to every watchmaker and master mind involved in creating each new horological machine.

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MB&F LM FlyingT Ice
Reference number: 05.WSL.TI
MB&F
LM FlyingT Ice
170,000 USD
MB&F LM FlyingT Blizzard
Reference number: 05.WSL.TB
MB&F
LM FlyingT Blizzard
170,000 USD
MB&F LM Split Escapement Evo
Reference number: 04.TR.BLB
MB&F
LM Split Escapement Evo
80,000 USD
MB&F LM Split Escapement Evo
Reference number: 04.TR.LB
MB&F
LM Split Escapement Evo
80,000 USD
MB&F LM Flying T Tiger Eye
Reference number: 05.YSL.TE
MB&F
LM Flying T Tiger Eye
150,000 USD
MB&F Legacy Machine Sequential Evo Black
Reference number: 09.ZR.BL
MB&F
Legacy Machine Sequential Evo Black
180,000 USD
MB&F Legacy Machine Sequential Evo Orange
Reference number: 09.ZR.OR
MB&F
Legacy Machine Sequential Evo Orange
180,000 USD
MB&F LM Flying T Allegra
Reference number: 05.WSL.SB
MB&F
LM Flying T Allegra
185,000 USD
MB&F LM Flying T Allegra
Reference number: 05.RSL.SB
MB&F
LM Flying T Allegra
185,000 USD
MB&F LM Perpetual Evo Titanium
Reference number: 07.T.GU
MB&F
LM Perpetual Evo Titanium
173,220 USD
MB&F LM Perpetual Palladium
Reference number: 03.PLB.D
MB&F
LM Perpetual Palladium
206,000 USD
MB&F LM FlyingT Malachite
Reference number: 05.WSL.WMA
MB&F
LM FlyingT Malachite
145,000 USD
MB&F LM101 WG Purple
Reference number: 51.W1L.W
MB&F
LM101 WG Purple
68,000 USD
MB&F LM101 Steel Blue
Reference number: 51.S1L.W
MB&F
LM101 Steel Blue
56,000 USD
MB&F LM101 RG Blue
Reference number: 51.R1L.W
MB&F
LM101 RG Blue
68,000 USD
MB&F LMX Titanium
Reference number: 08.TL.G
MB&F
LMX Titanium
112,000 USD
MB&F LMX Red Gold
Reference number: 08.RL.B
MB&F
LMX Red Gold
128,000 USD
MB&F HM9-SV WG / Purple
Reference number: 91.SWL.PU
MB&F
HM9-SV WG / Purple
440,000 USD
MB&F HM9-SV WG / RG
Reference number: 91.SWL.RG
MB&F
HM9-SV WG / RG
440,000 USD
MB&F HM9-SV RG / Blue
Reference number: 91.SRL.BU
MB&F
HM9-SV RG / Blue
440,000 USD
MB&F HM9-SV RG / Black
Reference number: 91.SRL.BL
MB&F
HM9-SV RG / Black
440,000 USD
MB&F LM Flying T Lapis Lazuli
Reference number: 05.WSL.WLP
MB&F
LM Flying T Lapis Lazuli
138,000 USD
MB&F HM3 Frog X Turquoise
Reference number: 36.SVL.GR
MB&F
HM3 Frog X Turquoise
152,000 USD
MB&F HM3 Frog X Blue
Reference number: 36.SVL.BU
MB&F
HM3 Frog X Blue
152,000 USD
MB&F HM3 Frog X Purple
Reference number: 36.SVL.PU
MB&F
HM3 Frog X Purple
152,000 USD
MB&F LM Perpetual EVO
Reference number: 07.ZR.BL
MB&F
LM Perpetual EVO
167,000 USD
MB&F LM Perpetual EVO
Reference number: 07.ZR.BU
MB&F
LM Perpetual EVO
167,000 USD
MB&F LM Perpetual EVO
Reference number: 07.ZR.OR
MB&F
LM Perpetual EVO
167,000 USD
MB&F HM10 Red Gold
Reference number: 100.RL.B
MB&F
HM10 Red Gold
120,000 USD
MB&F HM10 Titanium
Reference number: 100.TL.BL
MB&F
HM10 Titanium
105,000 USD
MB&F LM Flying T Platinum
Reference number: 05.PL.BLG
MB&F
LM Flying T Platinum
116,000 USD
MB&F LM Flying T Red Gold
Reference number: 05.RL.BG
MB&F
LM Flying T Red Gold
105,000 USD
MB&F LM Perpetual Yellow Gold
Reference number: 03.YL.BL
MB&F
LM Perpetual Yellow Gold
179,560 USD
MB&F LM Thunderdome
Reference number: 06.PL.BL
MB&F
LM Thunderdome
306,310 USD
MB&F LM101 Palladium
Reference number: 51.PLD.B
MB&F
LM101 Palladium
67,600 USD
MB&F HM9 Flow Air Red Gold
Reference number: 90.RL.AB
MB&F
HM9 Flow Air Red Gold
214,420 USD
MB&F HM9 Flow Road Red Gold
Reference number: 90.RL.RB
MB&F
HM9 Flow Road Red Gold
214,420 USD
MB&F LM2 Red Gold Blue
Reference number: 02.RL.B
MB&F
LM2 Red Gold Blue
167,940 USD
MB&F HM7 Aquapod Platinum Red
Reference number: 70.PBL.B
MB&F
HM7 Aquapod Platinum Red
176,390 USD
MB&F LM Split Escapement Green
Reference number: 04.TL.G
MB&F
LM Split Escapement Green
72,880 USD
MB&F LM Split Escapement Blue
Reference number: 03.WL.FBL
MB&F
LM Split Escapement Blue
89,780 USD
MB&F LM FlyingT Pavée
Reference number: 05.WSL.S2
MB&F
LM FlyingT Pavée
164,770 USD
MB&F LM FlyingT Baguette
Reference number: 05.WSL.B1
MB&F
LM FlyingT Baguette
339,000 USD
MB&F LM FlyingT Black Lacquer
Reference number: 05.WSL.B
MB&F
LM FlyingT Black Lacquer
135,200 USD
MB&F LM101 Platinum
Reference number: 51.PL.W
MB&F
LM101 Platinum
77,360 USD
MB&F LM Split Escapement Ruthenium
Reference number: 03.WL.FB
MB&F
LM Split Escapement Ruthenium
89,780 USD
MB&F LM101 White Gold
Reference number: 51.WL.W
MB&F
LM101 White Gold
62,570 USD
MB&F LM101 Red Gold
Reference number: 51.RL.W
MB&F
LM101 Red Gold
62,570 USD
MB&F LM Perpetual Titanium
Reference number: 03.TL.G
MB&F
LM Perpetual Titanium
168,360 USD
MB&F LM Split Escapement Red Gold
Reference number: 03.WL.FR
MB&F
LM Split Escapement Red Gold
89,780 USD
MB&F LM Split Escapement Yellow Gold
Reference number: 03.WL.FY
MB&F
LM Split Escapement Yellow Gold
89,780 USD
MB&F LM2 Titanium
Reference number: 02.TL.G
MB&F
LM2 Titanium
156,980 USD
MB&F LM Perpetual White Gold
Reference number: 03.WL.B
MB&F
LM Perpetual White Gold
179,560 USD
MB&F HM9 Flow Road Titanium
Reference number: 90.TL.RB
MB&F
HM9 Flow Road Titanium
191,180 USD
MB&F HM9 Flow Air Titanium
Reference number: 90.TL.AB
MB&F
HM9 Flow Air Titanium
191,180 USD
MB&F HM8 Can-Am RT
Reference number: 80.RTL.B
MB&F
HM8 Can-Am RT
88,720 USD
MB&F HM7 Aquapod Titanium Green
Reference number: 70.TGL.B
MB&F
HM7 Aquapod Titanium Green
122,520 USD
MB&F HM8 Can-Am WT
Reference number: 80.WTL.B
MB&F
HM8 Can-Am WT
88,720 USD
MB&F HM7 Aquapod Red Gold
Reference number: 70.RLB.B
MB&F
HM7 Aquapod Red Gold
145,610 USD

History of MB&F

MB&F stands for Max Busser and friends and was founded by Max Busser in 2005. The brand’s concept is to create horological machines that combine traditional watchmaking of the highest craftsmanship with futuristic, fiercely unconventional designs that challenge the way we see the wristwatch. The brand showcases its timepieces through retail stores worldwide and in four M.A.D. (Mechanical Art Devices) galleries that also feature the work of other mechanical artists chosen by MB&F.

Max started his career in watches at Jaeger-LeCoultre. When he left, he became the C.E.O. of Harry Winston Watches. The Harry Winston Opus project, wherein every year the brand works with a different independent watchmaker to create a limited-edition Opus timepiece, was his brainchild.

When Max Busser decided to create his own watch brand, he funded his business by pre-selling watches based on a drawing two years before the first watches would be available. He traveled around the world to convince his future retail partners to join him in his new adventure. Max unveiled his first timepiece or Horological Machine as MB&F referred to them in 2007. The HM1 set the standard for all the Horological Machines that have followed.

MB&F have won the prestigious Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève prize five times- in 2019, the award for Best Ladies Complication went to the LM FlyingT, in 2016, L.M. Perpetual won the Grand Prix for Best Calendar Watch, in 2012, Legacy Machine No.1 won both the Public Prize and the Best Men’s Watch Prize. In 2010, MB&F won Best Concept and Design Watch for the HM4 Thunderbolt and, in 2015, the Red Dot: Best of the Best award – the top prize at the international Red Dot Awards – for the HM6 Space Pirate.

Performance Art

Performance art is when Max Busser invites an outside talent to revisit one of his existing timepieces. Co-creations are other types of machines engineered and crafted by unique Swiss Manufactures from MB&F ideas and designs. Many of these Co-creations, such as the fascinating clocks created with L’Epée 1839, tell the time while collaborations with Reuge and Caran d’Ache generated other forms of mechanical art.

The M.A.D. Galleries

In 2011 Max Busser opened the first M.A.D. Gallery (M.A.D. stands for Mechanical Art Devices) in Geneva, Switzerland. The idea was to give all of his horological machines an appropriate platform by placing them in an art gallery alongside various mechanical art forms created by other artists rather than traditional retail stores. Today there are 4 M.A.D. Galleries around the world – Geneva, Taipei, Dubai, and Hong Kong. If you are in the area, it is worth a visit!

Who Owns MB&F?

Mb&F is owned by its founder Maximillian Büsser. They produce an estimated 300 timepieces per year.

Fun Fact

Max Busser wanted to design cars as a child, but the schooling was too expensive, so he opted for attending an engineering school instead. In his 5th year of microtechnology, he wrote his thesis on watches. He did his research and spoke to many watch brands about why people would buy high-end watches. The C.E.O. of Jaeger-LeCoultre, Henry-John Belmont, ended up offering him a job.

MB&F Collections

  • Horological Machines

  • Legacy Machines

  • Performance Art