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MB&F’s new vision of the HM9
New Models

MB&F’s new vision of the HM9

Tuesday, 02 March 2021
By The FHH Journal editors
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First presented in 2018, Horological Machine N°9 – nicknamed HM9 “Flow” – was a tribute to the extraordinary automotive and aeronautic designs of the 1940s and 50s. The result was a case like no other, which takes today the form of a transparent sapphire crystal shell.

An outer hull of sapphire crystal and precious metal, curved and bubbled and precisely fitted together in three parts, is sealed with a proprietary combination of patented three-dimensional gasket and high-tech compound bonding process. Two fully independent cantilevered balances channel data into a differential that turns two heartbeats into one coherent time-pulse. Ultra-precise conical gears efficiently turn the engine’s energy and information current through a 90° angle to feed the time display on a sapphire crystal dial, marked with Super-LumiNova.

HM9-SV © MB&F
HM9-SV © MB&F

On the reverse, co-axial beneath each of the balances are propellers: twin turbines that spin freely as an element of pure visual interest, waiting for someone to begin a new type of exploration. Two years after the initial HM9 Flow “Air” and “Road” editions conquered land and sky, HM9-SV takes us to the depths of the ocean – the last realm on Earth that still holds a wealth of untold secrets. Before you, there is an exploratory vessel from Atlantis, powered by a divergent technology both familiar and strange to our eyes.

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