L’horloger Suisse MB&F vient de présenter sa dernière création baptisée  HM4 Thunderbolt… Cette montre est monstrueusement originale et semble parfait pour les pilotes de chasse ou pour Tony Stark. On reconnaitra bien sur l’inspiration issue du monde l’aéronautique et il aura fallu 3 ans de sa conception à sa fabrication.

Les caractéristiques techniques sont plus bas pour ceux que cela intéresse.

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Engine:

  • Three-dimensional horological engine developed 100% by MB&F
  • Manual winding with two mainspring barrels in parallel
  • Power reserve: 72 hours
  • Balance frequency: 21,600bph/3Hz
  • Number of components: 311
  • Number of jewels: 50
  • Functions:
  • Hours, minutes and power reserve indicator
  • Hours and minutes on right dial, power reserve indicator on left dial
  • Separate crowns for time setting and winding

Case:

  • Grade 5 titanium and sapphire
  • Dimensions: 54mm wide x 52mm long x 24mm high
  • Number of components: 65
  • Articulation of lugs: 3°

Sapphire crystals:

  • Five sapphire crystals: 2 x dials, 1 x central case section, 2 x display panels (top and bottom)

Strap & Buckle:

  • Black hand-stitched calfskin strap with titanium/white gold custom designed deployment buckle attached to articulated lugs

‘Friends’ responsible for Horological Machine No4 “Thunderbolt”

  • Concept: Maximilian Büsser/MB&F
  • Product Design: Eric Giroud – Eric Giroud Design Studio
  • Technical and Production Management: Serge Kriknoff/MB&F
  • Production logistics: David Lamy/MB&F
  • Movement Development: Laurent Besse, Béranger Reynard and Patrick Lété of Les Artisans
  • Horlogers
  • Movement manufacturing: Daniel Uhlmann/Azuréa Technologies, Nicolas Broquet/Broquet
  • Décolletage, Yann Ryser/Tital
  • Hand-finishing of movement components: Jacques-Adrien Rochat and Denis Garcia of
  • C-L Rochat
  • Movement assemblage: Didier Dumas and Georges Veisy/MB&F
  • Case and buckle construction and production: Jean-Pierre Kohler and Lionel Gavignet of Profusion
  • Martin Stettler of Stettler
  • Dominique Mainier and Bertrand Jeunet of G.F.Châtelain
  • Dials: François Bernhard and Denis Parel of Nateber
  • Hands: Pierre Chillier, Isabelle Chillier and Félix Celetta of Fiedler
  • Strap: Olivier Purnot/Camille Fournet
  • Presentation box: Olivier Berthon/Berthon & Co