MB&F, which joined the Foundation in late 2015, takes a uniquely distinctive approach to the measurement of time, which it expresses through careful attention to the techniques of watchmaking and the endless possibilities they afford. By affiliating with the FHH, it signals its commitment to the promotion of watchmaking culture throughout the world. This has been the Foundation’s mission since 2005, and one that has continued to grow through new projects in training, information and certification. Thanks to their active participation in these projects, partner-brands enjoy an international platform to help spread knowledge of watchmaking.
The work of a talented collective
With MB&F, an entirely new vision of watchmaking came into being. Each timepiece, or rather each limited-edition kinetic sculpture, is a collaborative work by some of the most talented independent designers, watchmakers and technicians of the day. A graduate of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, Maximilian Büsser cut his teeth at Jaeger-LeCoultre, then at the head of Harry Winston Rare Timepieces before embarking on an adventure of his own in 2005. In the company of “friends”, all duly credited for their contribution, he gives life to machines that tell the time in three dimensions; machines not unlike the spaceships that roam the galaxies in 1970s animated cartoons. This iconoclastic spirit, offset by a few less radical creations, is already a recognised signature in watchmaking.
The Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie is especially proud to welcome this new partner-brand. Its arrival shows that as an activity built around knowledge and expertise, Fine Watchmaking is able to adopt new forms and new inspirations that further confirm its excellence.