HM3 Poison Dart Frog – a Not So Poisoned Watch

Before take a closer look at this amazing watch let’s see who MB&F is, the company behind HM3 Poison Dart Frog. After decades learning and conforming to the corporate rules of watchmaking, Maximilian Büsser broke the chains and started a rebellion – a rebellion called MB&F. MB&F is an artistic and micro-engineering concept laboratory in which collectives of independent horological professionals are assembled each year to design and craft radical Horological Machines.

Now back to the HM3 Poison Dart Frog, a limited edition of 10 pieces inspired by the spectacular yellow-banded poison dart frog:

The deadly potential of the poison dart frog is camouflaged in the tropical rainforest by this amphibian’s exotically-patterned black and yellow skin. Similarly, the high-tech zirconium case of Poison Dart Frog is disguised by a sleek, black layer of PVD. The black case contrasts spectacularly with the animated rotor – framed by an over-sized date wheel – on top of the Jean-Marc Wiederrecht-designed complication.

HM3 Poison Dart Frog (1)
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The protruding eyes of real-life, amphibious frogs enable them to see in many directions without having to turn their head. The bulbous hour and minute domes of Poison Dart Frog create a similar effect, though in this case it means the wearer can easily read the time from a variety of angles without having to turn his or her wrist.

HM3 Poison Dart Frog (5)
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The hour and minute domes had to be meticulously machined from solid aluminium, chosen for its optimal strength to weight ratio – the domes weigh just over 0.5g. First, they are milled from the outside and then the inside to arrive at a paper-thin wall thickness of just 0.28mm, ensuring their energy requirements are kept to an absolute minimum.

Protecting the hour and minute domes are two semi-spherical sapphire crystal domes that had to be shaped and polished with utmost precision as the slightest imperfection in the sapphire could produce a disconcerting magnification effect.


HM3 Poison Dart Frog (2)
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HM3 Poison Dart Frog (3)
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HM3 Poison Dart Frog (4)
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This limited edition is available exclusively at The Hour Glass.

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Author: Raluca D

Raluca is a webmaster and blogger who lives in Bucharest, Romania. She is a webmaster and founder of gadgets websites like GadgetsMatrix and 7Gadgets.

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