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MB&F – HM3 Megawind

When it comes to write about MB&F watches I am always getting excited . Their impressive timepieces look like taken from the far future.

Extraordinary and unique design combined with ultra sophisticated movement – the heart bringing to life all functions. The new HM3 Megawind watch met the all expectations of mine.

Two, three-dimensional sapphire cones housing the hours and minutes and amazing battle-axe shaped winding rotor sweeping around the hand-finished movement. This watch is available in three different coloristic configurations presenting the independent style. We can choose between the 18K white gold/titanium, 18k red gold/titanium and the final edition in black PVD-treated 18K gold and titanium with C3 Super-LumiNova numerals on each cone and band under the winding rotor.

HM3 Megawind Final Edition with Super-LumiNova


HM3 Megawind 18k Red Gold

You might think that the time shown by these sapphire cones is not legible, but in fact it is. In this case we get a pretty big and clear in view numerals presented both on the sides of cones and on the flat caps. I strongly adore these hours and minutes indication in form of the majestic turbines. Great and enjoying the eye feature is partly revealed movement with the rotor and regulator placed on a front dial side. Such action involved inverted mechanism, which was received by two large ceramic bearings transfering time up to revolving hour and minute cones on the front side. Everything is assembled within the case with dimensions of 47mm x 50mm x 17mm.

22K White Gold Rotor
HM3 Megawind 18K White Gold

An automatic winding rotor, which is also a visible design intention of the HM3 Megawind timepieces, it consists of 3 parts : hub in durable titanium, outer sections in 22K gold attached by 4 rivets. The balance in this watch oscillates at 28,800 Vph. As I mentioned earlier, the time indications are transmitted by ceramic ball bearings. Hours are displayed on the left cone and minutes on the right cone. Sapphire cones, front an back crystals have an anti-reflective treatment on both sides.

Final edition watch in black PVD-treated 18K gold is a version limited to just 25 pieces. All watches are fitted with elegant hand-stitched black alligator straps.

The specifications :

– Dimensions : 47mm x 50mm x 17mm
– Material : 18K white gold/titanium
                    18K red gold/titanium
                    Black PVD-treated 18K gold
– Super-LumiNova numerals – Final edition
– Screwed-down crown
– Sapphire cones, front and back crystals with anti-reflective treatment

Three-dimensional horological engine
Frequency : 28,800 Vph
– Automatic winding rotor
– Jewels : 36
– Number of components : 270
– Functions : Hours and minutes (two cones)

For more detailed information visit: www.mbandf.com