PORTFOLIO MB& F presents the world’s first projected moon phase display in Moonmachine 2.
MB& F has introduced another world first with Moonmachine 2, its second collaboration with Finnish independent watchmaker Stepan Sarpaneva. Moonmachine 2 borrows design elements from HM8, such as the side- on jumping hour and running minutes displays. These are achieved using a prism to refract an image of the numbered hour and minute discs to their apparent perpendicular orientation.
Moonmachine 2 has gone a step further with the addition of a moon phase display between the hour and minute windows. This makes it the first timepiece with a projected moon phase display. The two small moons on the rotating disc are just 4.5mm in diameter and at their thinnest are a mere 0.07mm thick. Needless to say, this renders them extremely delicate and remarkably challenging to work by hand.
Moonmachine 2 comes in two options of titanium case — one in silver, one darkened — with a rose gold case offered as a third option. Each variation is limited to 12 pieces. www.mbandf.com ≠