MB&F HM5 – I have always been a lover of 1970’s sports cars, in particular the Lamborghini Miura. So when I first came across this beautifully crafted MB&F HM5, I just had to find out more about it.
The HM5 has captured the 70’s style sports car theme perfectly, as can been seen from the colours used and the rear facing louvres; which allow light in to charge the Super-LumiNova numbers on the time disks operated by a conversely mounted slide. The face of the watch even has a dashboard inspired look to it.
HM5 has a relatively simple design but the complication is far from: the hour and minute displays look straight forward but they are bi-directional jumping hours with indications inverted, reflected 90° to the vertical and magnified 20%. HM5 has a futuristic case design but it’s from the 1970’s so the case of HM5 is not water-resistant. The movement, housed in a water-resistant case which keeps the HM5’s engine nice and dry; allowing you to still get it wet as the cleverly designed case incorporates an exhaust pipe, that drains the water away. The HM5 has a modern automatic winding mechanical movement, so for those of you who enjoy the feeling of winding your watch, this is unfortunately something you won’t get to do too often on this beauty (sad face).
The MB&F HM5 is limited to just 66 pieces, so you may find it hard to get your hands on. The HM5 costs approx £47,500 (so I won’t be buying one any time soon but it’s always nice to dream). Your best bet of finding one these majestic pieces of haute horology would be at Marcus Watches in London’s New Bond Street.
For more info check the MB&F website.