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Photo Essay: MB&F HM6 SV

Exploring the gorgeous new MB&F HM6 SV.
by Peter Chong on February 26, 2016
Watches

MB&F releases a new version of their top of the line HM6 with sapphire. We covered the magnificent MB&F HM6 in our detailed hands-on analytical review here, and will just present the photographs of the new watch: The HM6 SV photo essay.

Maximilian Büsser does it again. We don’t know how he does it, but each iteration of a product which wow-ed us when it was launched, has wow-ed us again with in the new edition. The HM6 is certainly one of our favorite MB&F watches. But we changed our minds. Our favorite is now the HM6 SV. The King is dead! Long live the King!

So for this article, we keep it light…an apt theme, as the sapphire crystals also admit light into the movement, and as we have covered in detail the HM6, we will only touch on the changes and special features.

 

The MB&F HM6 SV in red gold. The sapphire crystals create a visual spectacle. The red gold version evokes a romantic feel, and is drop dead gorgeous.

The MB&F HM6 SV in red gold. The sapphire crystals create a visual spectacle. The red gold version evokes a romantic feel, and is drop dead gorgeous.

 

Creating an SV line is not new for MB&F. Their HM2 also featured a special run of 18 pieces in black pvd coated titanium and sapphire, and 18 pieces in red gold and sapphire. For the HM6SV, this was presented in 10 pieces in red gold and sapphire and 10 pieces in platinum and sapphire. As alluded, the case is special construction of two transparent sapphire crystal plates on either side of the central precious metal case band.

 

The view from the back shows the signature MB&F battle axe rotor in blued iridescent platinum 950.

The view from the back shows the signature MB&F battle axe rotor in blued iridescent platinum 950.

 

Visually, the SV loses the organic feel of the first generation HM6, and trades it for a aesthetic spectacle. The entire movement, guts and all are now visible through the 10 sapphire crystals, 9 of which are domed.  4 for the turbines, 1 for the tourbillon) and one flat (display back).

 

From every angle, including this, viewed from the turbine side...what would normally be furthest away from the wearer, it still looks gorgeous.

From every angle, including this, viewed from the turbine side…what would normally be furthest away from the wearer, it still looks gorgeous.

 

The case band of precious metal, in this case, 5N red gold. The lines breaks the visual monotony that a massive case side, and makes the HM6 SV look sleek.

The case band of precious metal, in this case, 5N red gold. The lines breaks the visual monotony that a massive case side, and makes the HM6 SV look sleek.

 

in plat, the HM6 SV is a bit more sober looking, the blue and white combination still particularly fetching.

in plat, the HM6 SV is a bit more sober looking, the blue and white combination still particularly fetching.

 

On the wrist, it is comfortable. The size remains the same.

On the wrist, it is comfortable. The size remains the same.

 

HM6 ‘Space Pirate’ is available now in four limited editions: HM6-SV in platinum/sapphire crystal (10 pieces) and in red gold/sapphire crystal (10 pieces), HM6 Ti in grade 5 titanium (50 pieces) and HM6 RT in 18K 5N+ red gold and titanium (18 pieces). There will only be 100 HM6 movements made in total, so we wait in anticipation for the last 12 in what would probably be the Final Edition. Will Max outdo himself? Again?

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