BREAKTHROUGH: MB&F HM3 POISON DART FROG
The world of haute horology can be serious and intimidating, which is why it is refreshing to see a brand like MB&F put the fun back into the business, with its innovative and playful approach to watchmaking, embodied in its creations, or “machines”.
The Frog range is particularly delightful with its tongue-in- cheek design combined with state- of-the-art technology. The standout HM3 Poison Dart Frog is a limited edition of 10 pieces inspired by the spectacular yellow-banded poison dart frog.
Just as the protruding eyes of frogs enable them to see in many directions, the bulbous hour and minute domes of the Poison Dart Frog watch allow the wearer to easily read the time from a variety of angles without having to turn his or her wrist.
While this seems like a fun effect, it requires precision engineering to ensure that the two semi-spherical sapphire- crystal domes are shaped and polished to perfection as the slightest fl aw in the sapphire could produce a disconcerting magnifying effect.
The watch also has a sleek black PVD- coated zirconium case, 22K yellow gold rotor and 18K yellow gold screws, and is available exclusively at The Hour Glass.
HM3 Poison Dart Frog Maximilian Busser, founder of MB& F