What could have been the inspiration of the MB&F HM4 Thunderbolt?  3 Comments


Of recent years, there has not been a watch that has caused so much Internet buzz as this thunderbolt - even with the non horology related forum and fora.  The fourth watch from MB&F and just when detractors thought that it was not possible to get more outrageous than the HM3, Max Busser unveils a watch that does not follow any previous norms both in design as well as in movement design. All MB&F watches are statement watches but this one just seems much more than that. Could it be described as mechanised art or is it over the top watch only for the extremely well heeled? What ever it is, one cannot avoid feeling that Max is fearless in his direction and design for his watches. His penchant for the extreme and his direction is a breath of fresh air in an industry of too many "me too" is welcomed.

Many have taken to the design because it reminds them of something - probably subconsciously - of their childhood. Whether it be jet engines or a pair of bongos. For me, I suspect that the wide appeal of this design has to do a lot with how it resembles the podracers from Episode 1 of Star Wars (image below taken off the Internet).



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