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Introducing The MB&F HM3 'Frog X'

Introducing The MB&F HM3 ‘Frog X’

Snappy Take

Celebrating 10 years of its Horological Machine N°3 “Frog,” Maximilian Büsser & Friends is delivering another Frog into the arrangement (a watch so named on the grounds that it looks like a grinning frog). We have canvassed the Frog in a couple of varieties before, and with each new model, MB&F has accepted the open door to play with the case development. Today, with the HM3 Frog X, it proceeds with that convention, delivering a watch with a case made altogether out of sapphire. There are three shading varieties of the new HM3 Frog X: Purple, blue, and turquoise – and every one is restricted to 10 pieces. 

Introductory Thoughts

The HM3 was the third watch delivered by MB&F – henceforth the naming show. Ben Clymer put it best in his review for the HM3 Poison Dart Frog when he said, “Max Büsser and Co. realize how to get the most mileage out of their persistent effort.” With that, he was referring to the way that the brand all the more regularly changes existing models, making fun new cycles of known plans. With this new delivery, the HM3 Frog X has shed its skin inside and out, for the previously mentioned sapphire gem case. 

Looking at the watch head-on, you can see from where the name is inferred. The double, noticeably domed precious stones clearly address frog’s eyes (as does the smiling mouth theme just underneath). By using sapphire for the case material, you can see practically the whole development in the engine. That development is the three-dimensional horological motor planned by Jean-Marc Wiederrecht/Agenhor, and controlled by a Girard-Perregaux base. With the transparent case, the watch renounces a date complication. 

The purple, blue, and turquoise dial variations highlight a coordinating shaded fight hatchet rotor, too coordinating hued lume (for example purple lume for the purple variation). Moreover, there is a “secret message” crown which mirrors light beams to project the MB&F fight hatchet symbol utilizing Rayform innovation. Proceeding with the frog theme, the watch sports two slight arches, processed out of aluminum (for gentility), which show the hours and minutes, pivoting under markers which are intended to take after the parallel students of a frog’s eyes. 

While I will be unable to imagine myself pulling one of these off (however I would unquestionably attempt), I can totally value the ground breaking plan. In a period with such a lot of consistency on the lookout, and an inordinate spotlight on vintage-inclining current watches, it is ideal to see MB&F so unfaltering in its push to keep emphasizing on this plan. Each Frog X watch comes fitted on a coordinating shaded croc lash with a titanium hand crafted collapsing clasp, and each watch is accessible now. 

The Basics

Brand: MB&F
Model: HM3 Frog X

Diameter: 48.3 mm

Thickness: 17.5mm

Case Material: Sapphire crystal

Dial Color: Purple, blue, or turquoise

Indexes: Arabic numerals

Lume: Yes

Water Resistance: 30m

Strap/Bracelet: Hand-sewed croc lash with titanium hand crafted collapsing buckle

The Movement

Caliber: Three-dimensional horological motor planned by Jean-Marc Wiederrecht/Agenhor, controlled by a Girard-Perregaux base.

Functions: Hours and minutes sent through earthenware metal rollers to pivoting domes

Winding: Automatic

Frequency: 4 Hz

Jewels: 36

Chronometer Certified: No

Additional Details: Hours on one arch (aluminum vault pivoting in 12 hours) and minutes on second vault (aluminum vault turning in an hour). “Secret message” crown mirrors light beams to project the MB&F fight hatchet symbol utilizing Rayform technology.

Estimating & Availability

Price: $152,000

Availability: Immediately

Limited Edition: Yes, 10 pieces in each color

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