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Brief Brand History for
Maximilian BÃ¼sser founded Maximilian BÃ¼sser and Friends, or MB&F, in 2005. With over 20 years of experience working at Jaeger-LeCoultre and Harry Winston, BÃ¼sser's goal was to push the limits of horology by working with the most talented watchmakers. In 2007, MB&F debuted its first watch: the Horological Machine 1. In 2011, the brand introduced the Legacy Machine Collection, which reinterpreted classical watch complications through the use of traditional cases and finishing techniques in combination with the maison's signature conceptual watchmaking. Its Legacy Machine 1 earned the Men's Watch Prize and Public Prize at the 2012 Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de GenÃ¨ve. Although collaborating with other companies, MB&F is an independent watchmaker with in-house production capabilities. The company's unique approach to watchmaking and limited production make the brand's watches highly prized by collectors.
Product Line Overview
MB&F's offerings are divided into two main collections: Horological Machines and Legacy Machines. The Horological Machines Collection consists of extraordinarily complicated watches with highly unique case shapes. Horological Machine No. 10, for example, assumes the rough form of a bulldog, while No. 3 is shaped like a frog. Often, these machines display time with three dimensional discs. The Legacy Machines Collection is defined by the combination of traditional case shapes and design elements with non-traditionally executed complications. A common feature of Legacy Machines is a highly domed crystal that accommodates movement components sitting atop a secondary dial. Another smaller, vertically tilted dial sits above this secondary dial to display the time. The classical design elements employed in the collection include Roman numerals, enameling, heat-blued hands, and guillochage. Complications include triple-axis escapements, split escapements, double balance wheels, perpetual calendars, and dual time zones.
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