MB&F announce Horological Machine No. 9 'Flow'
October 8, 2018: MB&F announce the Horological Machine N°9 ‘Flow’, a watch, inspired by the dynamic profiles of automotive and aviation mid-century design. Reminiscent of a jet engine, the No. 9 is a complex combination of milled sapphires on a titanium case in alternating polished and satin finishes. It encloses an equally complex manual winding movement, developed fully in house. Each flank of Horological Machine N°9 is visible under elongated domes of sapphire crystal.
Sitting perpendicular to the rest of the HM9 engine is the dial indicating hours and minutes, driven by conical gears that ensure precise engagement even when motion is put through a 90° planar translation. The winding and setting crown is located on the rear of the central body, its deep fluting providing ergonomic grip as well as aesthetic coherence with the overall design.
HM9 Flow treads the path first opened by the HM4 Thunderbolt and subsequently by the HM6 Space Pirate, utilising a geometrically complex combination of milled sapphire crystal and grade 5 titanium case elements. However, HM9 “Flow” debuts in two titanium editions limited to 33 pieces each: Air (comes with a dark movement and aviator-style dial) and Road (has a rose gold plated movement and a classic speedometer-style dial).