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Issue 69 of QP explores the great tool watches of the 1950s - the Atomic Age that saw colossal change across the globe - inspired by the return of Jaeger-LeCou [...]


QP Magazine Current Issue #69


HM4 Final Edition by MB&F

Thursday 21 March 2013

MB&F’s latest horological machine, the HM4 Final Edition, may take inspiration from the angular lines of stealth aircraft, but the end product is anything but discreet.


As suggested by the name, this limited edition of eight watches marks the last model in the HM4 series of 100 movements and sees the distinctive design updated with ‘hooded’ dials and a striking jet-black finish (the only other black HM4 being a one-off piece made for Marcus of Bond Street).


Underneath the PVD-coated titanium exterior lies the unique ‘engine’, visible through multiple sapphire crystal panels. This manual-wind movement consists of 311 components and features two mainspring barrels situated in parallel, with a power reserve indicator on the left and hours and minute display on the right.


With a price tag of SFr.198,000, the HM4 may prove one of the hardest of the series to get your hands on, with the timepiece available only in five locations, including MB&F’s own M.A.D. Gallery in Geneva. 


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