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|Maximilian Büsser and Stepan Sarpaneva|
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One striking collaboration produced the MB & F Moon Machine Watch. The moon face is the creation of Finland based watchmaker, Stepan Sarpaneva,who has contributed to Parmigiani, Piaget and Christophe Claret. His distinct Korona Moonshine face lends a creepy knowing look to his representation of the moon. Upon meeting Maximilian Büsser, Stepan Sarpaneva suggested a moon phase for the great MB & F horological machines. Maximilian Büsser loved the idea and a collaboration was born. The MB & F movement design is founded on the 3D mechanism created by Jean-Marc Viderreht/Agenhor. Stepan Sarpaneva's touch upon the Moon Machine Watch is threefold 1) The "Moon Face" 2) Northern Star theme 3) Sarpaneva's signature "tooth faced" Korona".
The HM3 in the Light of the Moon
|Sarpaneva Korona Moonshine Watch|
The finished product is a work of moving art. Something of beauty with a definite function. The bulbous eyes are aluminum rotating domes upon which the time in hours and minutes is writ. Display of time is enabled by the passage of ceramic ball bearings and the rotating hemispheres. A single tear centers atop each dome as if the frog crying its eventual demise. An allusive multi level rotor disc crafted from steel and 22K gold is treated with laser to create the twinkling likeness of the Northern Stars.
The timepiece of 319 components and 36 rubies beat at 28,800 vph. The hemispheres and the cased back and front are covered with scratch resistance sapphire crystal.
To have this mechanical wonder upon ones wrist grants the privilege of two great minds in a single timepiece - provided you have $100,000 to spend. The MB & F Moon Machine watch is available in three collections of limited to 18 pieces each: Black titanium case baring white gold moons against a dark blue sky; Black titanium case baring white gold moons against a blue sky or a pink gold case baring pink gold moons against the backdrop of an anthracite sky. The watch is affixed to the wrist with a black crocodile strap and sealed with a folding clasp in titanium or gold.