We’ve always been huge fans of Max Büsser and Friends (MB&F), indeed we are proud that Max is also a Friend of MrWatchMaster, so we are delighted to bring you news of their latest invention, Horological Machine No. 10 ‘Bulldog’.
The new extraordinary timepiece was created to emphasise the strong bond, between a dog and its owner – Max is a ‘self-confessed’ dog lover – similar to relationship we have with our precious watches.
The rounded, compact body of titanium or red gold, coupled with a generous ration of sapphire crystal. Two prominent aluminium time-display ‘eyes’, rolling at anyone who dares look its way. A collar studded with projections that allow you to wind the mainspring or set the time. Stout but flexible ‘legs’ that wrap firmly around your wrist. A massive jaw. And above all, a big heart beating steadily at 2.5Hz (18,000vph).
We love the advice given for those who come across Horological Machine N°10 ‘Bulldog’ that is engraved on its body, similar to a cautionary message on the collar of a particularly feisty canine. The beast may be intimidating, but it ultimately exists in service of another. People would do well to remember — ‘Forget the dog, beware of the owner’.
Horological Machine N°10 ‘Bulldog’ is available in two versions:
– Ti version: grade 5 titanium case with blue hour and minute domes;
– RT version: 18k red gold and titanium case with black hour and minute domes.
Manual-winding in-house movement
Frequency: 2.5Hz (18,000bph)
Bespoke flying 14mm balance wheel with four traditional regulating screws floating above the domed dials
Super-LumiNova on the hour and minute domes and markers
Single barrel with 45 hours of power reserve
301 components, 34 jewels
Left crown at 11 o’clock for winding; right crown at 1 o’clock for setting the time
FUNCTIONS & INDICATIONS
Hours on left dome (aluminium dome rotating in 12 hours)
Minutes on right dome (aluminium dome rotating in 60 minutes)
Power reserve indicated in 3D by the opening and closing of the jaws (end of power reserve = closed jaws)
Version Ti: grade 5 titanium
Version RT: 18k 5N+ red gold and grade 5 titanium
Dimensions: 54mm x 45mm x 24mm
Water resistant to 5ATM / 50m / 160ft
2 sapphire crystals treated with anti-reflective coating on both sides
Strap and buckle
RT version: hand-stitched brown calf-leather strap with custom-designed red gold folding buckle.
Ti version: hand-stitched blue calf-leather strap with Velcro system and titanium buckle.
Grade 5 titanium body with blue ‘eyes’ retail price: CHF 98,000 / USD 105,000 / EUR 92,000 + VAT
18k red-gold and titanium body with black ‘eyes’ (CHF 112,000 / USD 120,000 / EUR 105,000 + VAT
For more information please visit MB&F here