If you had to come up with three adjectives to describe MB&F, what would they be?
You might think at first that the whole point of a brand like MB&F is that it can’t be neatly defined or categorised, but nevertheless there are descriptors that surface more often than others. You’ll probably come up with some variation on the following: three-dimensional, incendiary, anything goes.
The latest Horological Machine from Max Büsser’s creative labs draws elements from the legendary North American race series that ran between 1966 and 1987, the Canadian-American Challenge Cup. So if you’re anything like me and have no knowledge of car stuff, here’s the 411 — the Can-Am (as the race was popularly known) was insanely relaxed about construction limitations, including engine capacity, and became something of a sandbox for car manufacturers to push the limits of performance. Basically, as long as the car met safety regulations, had two seats, and bodywork that enclosed the wheels, you were good to go.
Just as car manufacturers scrambled to combine the best of their technological expertise in one monstrous asphalt demon, the MB&F HM8 takes two of the brand’s most iconic elements — the battle-axe rotor and the heads-up prism display — and wraps them in a sleek metal skin.