MB&F: The First Fifteen Years
A Catalogue Raisonné
- Publication Date: September 6, 2022
- Imprint: La Martinière/Abrams
- Trim Size: 9 1⁄2 x 11 1⁄4
- ISBN: 9781419761072
- Page Count: 312
- Illustrations: 400 color photographs
- Rights: World English
Inside the world’s first conceptual and artistic watchmaking laboratory, from its processes to its inspirations
The MB&F adventure starts in Geneva in 2005. After 15 years working for prestigious names in the world of fine watchmaking, Maximilian Büsser launched Maximilian Büsser & Friends, the world’s very first conceptual and artistic watchmaking laboratory. MB&F designs and manufactures limited series of radical, innovative, and extraordinary watches that are always the result of a close collaboration between exceptional independent professional watchmakers and the overflowing imagination of the brand’s founder.
MB&F reinterprets horological tradition into three-dimensional mechanical sculptures that tell time. From the launch of the first Horological Machinein 2007 followed by the Legacy Machine in 2011 to the most recent creations, MB&F’s watches and clocks are genuine kinetic sculptures. Beyond a mere reasoned catalogue, MB&F: The First Fifteen Years invites the reader to dive into the process of creating and fabricating these incredible watches. Brimming with technical prowess, surrealist inspirations, and science fiction, this book is an invitation to discover the watchmaking of the future.
About the authors
Suzanne Wong is a world-renowned journalist who specializes in fine watchmaking. Since 2017, she has been based in Geneva and is a member of the cultural advisory board of the FHH (Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie). She is also a member of the jury for Geneva’s prestigious watchmaking Grand Prix (Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève). William Massena is one of the major players in the world of luxury watchmaking. He is a collector and consultant for the British auction house Bonhams. He is also the CEO of TimeZone.com, the world’s largest discussion forum on watches.