As if the first design of the HM6 Space Pirate wasn’t unique enough, MB&F has gone and figured out a way to give it the sapphire vision treatment. Though the HM6 series is not among my favorite MB&F designs, this thing and all of its eleven (yes 11!) sapphire crystals is so far out there I almost expect it to be able to levitate. It’s quite an amazing object, a good example of the creative mind of Maximillian Busser (and friends).
MB&F HM6 Space Pirate SV (Sapphire Vision)
limited edition 10 pieces in each of platinum and red gold
In each of the four corners of HM6’s biomorphic case is a 360° sphere, capped by transparent sapphire crystal plates displaying the movement within. The two spherical indicators up front rotate vertically and display the hours and minutes. In back are twin spherical turbines spinning horizontally and helping to regulate the winding system. And of course up top in the middle is a flying tourbillon on display.
HM6 ‘Space Pirate’ is available now in four limited editions: HM6-SV in platinum/sapphire crystal (10 pieces) and in red gold/sapphire crystal (10 pieces), HM6 Ti in grade 5 titanium (50 pieces) and HM6 RT in 18K 5N+ red gold and titanium (18 pieces). There will only be 100 HM6 movements made in total.
Pricing on the HM6 SV is set to be US$368,00 for the red gold version and US$398,000 for the platinum version.
More details at: http://www.mbandf.com/machines/horological-machines/hm6/#/intro