MB&F | HM1, A LIMITED EDITION TITANIUM SEMI-SKELETONISED TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH WITH POWER RESERVE INDICATION, CIRCA 2007 | "HM1 限量版鈦金屬半鏤空陀飛輪腕錶，備動力儲備顯示，錶殼編號10T41T及1/10，約2007年製"
A LIMITED EDITION TITANIUM SEMI-SKELETONISED TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH WITH POWER RESERVE INDICATION, CIRCA 2007
Calibre: automatic, 81 jewels
Case: titanium, sapphire crystal display back secured by 8 screws
Case number: 10T41T, limited edition 1/10
Closure: black MB&F alligator strap and 18k white gold and stainless steel double folding clasp
Size: 41 mm length and 64 mm width
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: MB&F International Warranty Validation and presentation box
The movement is in working condition at the time of cataloguing. All functions are working properly. The case and band with very minor signs of wear, however they are extremely minor and difficult to see without the aide of a loupe. The case back with minor signs of wear. Otherwise the watch is in excellent overall condition. The clasp with wear.
Please note that the movement has not been tested for the accuracy of time and may need a service at the buyer's expense. Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement and we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts.
You are advised that watch straps or bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator or crocodile) are not sold with the watch and we reserve the right to remove these straps or bands prior to shipping. Furthermore, the watch may not come with its original manufacturers strap or band.
Prospective bidders should review the Conditions of Business, Authenticity Guarantee, the Guide for Prospective Buyers, and any Important Notice in the sale catalogue.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."
Launched as a flagship timepiece for MB&F in 2007, the HM1 shocked the watchmaking industry with its extravagant case design and meticulous components. Its figure 8 shape represents the encounter of two worlds, one being the world of Maximilian Büsser (MB), the founder of the company, and the other world portraying the support of his friends (&F). The middle of the dial showcases a one-minute tourbillon, linking both worlds together with mutual respect to traditional watchmaking. Composed of 376 components and 4 mainspring barrels, the HM1 is an innovative powerhouse when it comes to contemporary watchmaking. Offered in titanium the present example is highly exclusive and limited to 10 pieces only.