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Horological Machine N°6 Space Pirate HM6 RT

Brand: MB&F
Family: Horological Machines
Reference: 60.RL.B
Name: Horological Machine N°6 Space Pirate HM6 RT
Produced: 2015
Limited: Yes, 18 units

Case

Materials: Titanium, Red Gold
Coating: DLC
Glass: Sapphire
Back: Open
Shape: Round
Diameter: 49.50 mm
Height: 20.40 mm
W/R: 30.00 m

Dial

Color: Black
Indexes: Arabic Numerals
Hands: Proprietary
60.RL.B : MB&F Horological Machine N°6 Space Pirate HM6 RT

Description

Horological Machine No.6 (HM6) ‘Space Pirate’ has been designed to operate in the hostile environment of space: the space on your wrist.

In each of the four corners of HM6's biomorphic case is a 360° sphere, capped top and bottom by transparent sapphire crystal domes. Up forward, two semi-spherical indications rotate vertically, displaying hours and minutes. Back aft, driven through multiplying gearing by the automatic winding rotor, twin spherical turbines spin horizontally, automatically regulating the winding system in case of excessive speed to reduce stress and wear.

The transparent central dome houses a 60-second flying tourbillon, the precision regulator of HM6's Engine. This flying tourbillon can be protected from UV radiation, which speeds up oxidation of lubricating oils, by a retractable shield operated by a crown on the left side of the case.

While the transparent cupola on top of HM6 Space Pirate offers a tantalising glimpse into the sophisticated Engine below, the sapphire crystal display portal on the back reveals more of the 475 finely finished components making up the highly complex movement, which required over three years of development. Also visible through the display back is part of the winding mechanism and the platinum 950 winding battle-axe rotor.

HM6 ‘Space Pirate’ is available now in two limited editions: HM6 Ti in Ti-6Al-4V titanium (50 pieces) and HM6 RT in 18K 5N+ red gold and Ti-6Al-4V titanium (18 pieces). There will only be 100 HM6 movements made in total.

Dimensions: 49.5 mm x 52.3 mm x 20.4 mm

Movement

MB&F caliber HM6 Three-dimensional horological engine developed exclusively for HM6 by MB&F with David Candaux Horlogerie Créative
Flying Tourbillon with retractable shield
Iridescent platinum 950 battle-axe automatic winding rotor
Twin aluminium turbines driven by winding rotor
Power reserve: 72h
Balance frequency: 18,000bph/2.5Hz

Number of components: 475
Number of jewels: 68

Type:Handwound
Brand:MB&F
Caliber:HM6
Display:Analog
Jewels:68
Reserve:72 h
Frequency:18000 bph
Time:Hours, Minutes
Additionals:Tourbillon Escapement

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