horological machine n°5

horlogical machine n°5

 
 

About

Horological Machine No.6 (HM6) ‘Space Pirate’ has been designed to operate in the hostile environment of space: the space on your wrist.

In each of the four corners of HM6's biomorphic case is a 360° sphere, capped top and bottom by transparent sapphire crystal domes, or in the case of HM6-SV, transparent sapphire crystal plates displaying the movement within. Up forward, two semi-spherical indications rotate vertically, displaying hours and minutes. Back aft, driven through multiplying gearing by the automatic winding rotor, twin spherical turbines spin horizontally, automatically regulating the winding system in case of excessive speed to reduce stress and wear.

The transparent central dome houses a 60-second flying tourbillon, the precision regulator of HM6's Engine. This flying tourbillon can be protected from UV radiation, which speeds up oxidation of lubricating oils, by a retractable shield operated by a crown on the left side of the case.

While the transparent cupola on top of HM6 Space Pirate offers a tantalizing glimpse into the sophisticated Engine below, the sapphire crystal display portal on the back reveals more of the 475 finely finished components making up the highly complex movement, which required over three years of development. Also visible through the display back is part of the winding mechanism and the platinum 950 winding battle-axe rotor. The sapphire crystal plates on HM6-SV offer even more comprehensive views − top and bottom − to the movement within.

HM6 ‘Space Pirate’ is available now in four limited editions: HM6-SV in platinum/sapphire crystal (10 pieces) and in red gold/sapphire crystal (10 pieces), HM6 Ti in grade 5 titanium (50 pieces) and HM6 RT in 18K 5N+ red gold and titanium (18 pieces). There will only be 100 HM6 movements made in total.

views

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  • HM6 Ti
  • HM6 RT
  • HM6 SV
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HM6 RT Rear 02
HM6 CloseUp Tourbillon
HM6_SV_Profile_PT
HM6 Silhouette
HM6 RT Back RG
HM6_SV_Front_PT
HM6_SV_Back_RG
HM6 Back
HM6_SV_Top_PT
HM6 Rear 01
HM6_SV_Front_RG
HM6 RT Rear 01
HM6 Rear 02
HM6_SV_Back_PT
HM6 RT Face RG
HM6 RT Front RG
HM6 Profile
HM6_SV_Face_RG
HM6 Face
HM6_SV_Face_PT
HM6 Front
HM6_SV_Profile_RG

friends

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  • design
  • movement
  • case & buckle
  • dial & hands
  • communication
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Luis André
 
Pierre-Albert Steinmann
 
Yann Le Martret
 
Maurizio Cervellieri
 
Fabien Chapatte
 
Denis Villars
 
Alain Pellet
 
Jacques-Adrien Rochat
 
Olivier Purnot
 
Hervé Estienne
 
Cyril Fallet
 
Guillaume Thévenin
 
Didier Dumas
 
Maximilian Büsser
 
Eric Giroud
 
Georges Veisy
 
Alain Lemarchand
 
Isabel Ortega
 
Ian Skellern
 
Phillip Ogle
 
Jean-Pierre Cassard
 
Rodrigue Baume
 
Bertrand Jeunet
 
Marc André Deschoux
 
Gilles Bondallaz
 
David Candaux
 
Damien Seydoux
 
Samuel Pasquier
 
Steven Rogers
 
Jean-Michel Pellaton
 
Adrien Schutz
 
Riccardo Pescante
 
Maarten van der Ende
 
Olivier Berthon
 
Victor Rodriguez
 
Régis Golay
 
Juliette Duru
 
Emmanuel Maitre
 
Patricia Duvillard
 
David Lamy
 
Serge Kriknoff
 
Charris Yadigaroglou
 
Virginie Meylan
 
Anne Guiter
 
Ruben Martinez
 
Stéphane Balet
 
Denis Garcia
 
Benjamin Signoud
 
Georges Auer
 
Dominique Mainier
 
Roland Rhyner
 
Dominique Lauper
 
Martin Stettler
 
Florian Courbat
 

engine

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  • back

collection

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60.SRL.B
HM6-SV RED
SAPPHIRE & 5N+ RED GOLD
LIMITED EDITION OF 10 PIECES

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60.SPL.B
HM6-SV PLATINUM
SAPPHIRE & PLATINUM 950
LIMITED EDITION OF 10 PIECES

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60.RL.B
HM6 RT
5N+ Red Gold,
Limited Edition of 18 pieces

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60.TL.B
HM6 Ti
Ti-6Al-4V (Grade 5) titanium,
Limited Edition of 50 pieces

specs & manual

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Case

  • Manufactured by Les Artisans Boitiers
  • Limited edition of 50 pieces in Ti-6Al-4V (Grade 5) titanium
  • Limited edition of 18 pieces in 5N+ red gold and Ti-6Al-4V (Grade 5) titanium
  • Limited editions of 10 pieces in sapphire & red gold and 10 pieces in sapphire & platinum
  • Number of components: 80 (HM6 Ti / HM6 RT) or 78 (HM6 SV)
  • Water resistance: 30m / 3atm

Engine

  • Three-dimensional horological engine developed exclusively for HM6 by MB&F with David Candaux Horlogerie Créative
  • Flying Tourbillon with retractable shield
  • Iridescent platinum 950 battle-axe automatic winding rotor
  • Twin aluminium turbines driven by winding rotor
  • Power reserve: 72h
  • Balance frequency: 18,000bph/2.5Hz

  • Number of components: 475
  • Number of jewels: 68

Functions / indications

  • Hour and minutes on separate semi-spherical aluminium indications
  • Crown to open/close tourbillon shield

Sapphire crystals:

  • 10 sapphire crystals: 9 domed (4 for the hour and minute indications, 4 for the turbines, 1 for the tourbillon) and one flat (display back)
  • For the SV limited editions: sandwich construction of two transparent sapphire crystal plates on either side of the central precious metal case band

Strap & Buckle

  • Hand-stitched calfskin strap with titanium/white or red gold custom designed folding buckle.
  • Blue or dark brown hand-stitched alligator strap with gold / platinum folding buckle matching case material.

Accessories

accessories

Click here to download the manual in pdf format.