MB&F HM10 Bulldog: Forget The Dog, Beware Of The Owner (Video)
Inspired by a bulldog, MB&F’s Horological Machine No. 10 features a rounded, stocky body, while the time display forms its eyes and the stout legs form the lugs, hugging its owner fiercely and loyally.
Forget the view of that crazy front for a minute and do what most WIS first do: turn the watch over – because it is here you’ll find even crazier elements that are bound to make your day. For one, the engraving “forget the dog beware the owner,” which says it all for me. Anyone wearing HM10 is someone you need to keep a serious eye on. He or she is likely be feisty.
But what is more likely to attract your eye are the wildly canine jaws with teeth that open and shut according to the amount of tension in the mainspring (an effect reminiscent of Fiona Krüger’s Vanitas clock). If you can clearly see these menacing teeth, the movement is fully wound with 45 hours’ worth of fight in it.
Those jaws are also visible from the front side if you view the watch head on: look at the time display cones (which you might remember from the HM3) inside of the high sapphire crystal dome and then look just below the case from there. It’s a pretty cool effect.
I also love the flying balance wheel, which measures a full 14 mm in diameter – it’s not to be missed! Symbolizing the dog’s brain here, the escapement is used in a more comical way in the Bulldog than in the Legacy Machines, where it made its debut.
Just look at the HM10 Bulldog from the side and tell me what you see. You will never be able to unsee it – nor will you necessarily want to. But beware of this dog: you’ll need a beefy wrist for it.
Our friends at The Watches TV took a closer look at this unique timepiece, which you must see in action to believe.
For more information, please visit www.mbandf.com/en/machines/horological-machines/hm10.
Quick Facts MB&F HM10 Bulldog
Case: 54 x 45 x 24 mm, titanium or red gold with titanium
Movement: manual winding in-house caliber with flying balance wheel, 2.5 Hz/18,000 vph, 45-hour power reserve
Functions: hours, minutes; power reserve indication (bulldog jaws)
Price: CHF 98,000 / $105,000 / €92,000 (titanium); CHF 112,000 / $120,000 / €105,000 (red gold/titanium); all prices without tax