MB&F Horological Machine HM2 Ceramic – Ceramic with Red Gold (HM2-CR) & Ceramic with Titanium (HM2-CTi)

MB&F presents Horological Machine No.2 with a ceramic case. Two versions are available: ceramic with red gold (HM2-CR) and ceramic with titanium (HM2-CTi).

The case of HM2- Ceramic is the result of over 18 months development due to the fact that working with a material built to last for generations isn’t easy (necessitating diamond milling tools) and that MB&F was uncompromising with regard to quality, esthetics and finish.

HM2 Ceramic with Red Gold (HM2-CR)

HM2-Ceramic is a juxtaposition of materials and finishes. The black ceramic case has a unique brushed satin finish – ceramic surfaces are generally high gloss – which imparts a silvery metallic sheen to the timepiece: a finish appropriately fitting for a horological machine par excellence.

In HM2-CR (ceramic/red gold), the stealth black of the virtually scratch-proof case provides a high-contrast background to the red gold bezels and nameplate, while HM2-CTi (ceramic/titanium) offers a more reserved look. On the extra-wide strap, the metal of the tang buckle compliments that of the case base-plate.

HM2 Ceramic with Titanium (HM2-CTi)

The highly legible twin dials of HM2-Ceramic are black and ruthenium, a combination providing easy time telling without the dials dominating the timepiece.

HM2-Ceramic features the world’s first mechanical movement offering: Instantaneous Jump Hour, Concentric Retrograde Minutes, Retrograde Date, Bi-Hemisphere Moon Phase and Automatic Winding. One highlight (of many) of the HM2 complication is the highly energy efficient Jump Hour/Retrograde mechanism developed by Jean-Marc Wiederrecht.

Wiederrecht’s exclusive (and patented) asymmetrical-tooth gear wheels ensure high precision and play-free functionality. The exclusivity of HM2-Ceramic is ensured by the fact that the model will be limited to just 33 timepieces in ceramic/red gold and 66 in ceramic/titanium.

Technical details
Model:  HM2-Ceramic – Horological Machine No2-Ceramic is a limited edition (over three years) of just 33 pieces in ceramic/red gold (HM2-CR) and 66 pieces in ceramic/ titanium (HM2-CTi)

Movement
Jean-Marc Wiederrecht/Agenhor designed functionality regulated and powered by a Girard-Perregaux oscillator and gear train
Balance oscillating at 28,800 bph
22k rose gold Double Hakken automatic winding rotor
Number of components: 349 including 44 jewels

Functions
Left dial: Retrograde Date and Bi-Hemisphere Moon Phase
Right Dial: Jumping Hours and Concentric Retrograde Minutes

Case
Ceramic/red gold (HM2-CR) limited to 33 pieces
Ceramic/titanium (HM2-CTi) limited edition of 66 pieces
Dimensions (exclusive of crown and lugs): 59mm x 38mm x 13mm
Water resistant to 30 meters (3 ATM)
Number of parts: 102 (case only)

Sapphire crystals
Dial side with anti-reflective treatment on both faces
Display back with anti-reflective treatment on single face

Dials
Ruthenium or Black

Strap
Black hand-stitched alligator extra-wide with tang buckle to match case metal

Presentation box
Precision engineered aluminium and leather instrument case featuring an integrated Rüeger thermometer.

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