MB&F: HMX & STARFLEET MACHINE BLACK BADGER15 April 2016
ILLUMINATED BY SMOULDERING RAGE
For the Performance Art collection, James Thompson has reinterpreted two MB&F Machines: HMX, first launched in 2015 for MB&F’s 10th Anniversary, and Starfleet Machine, MB&F’s rst table clock, which was created with L’Epée 1839.
For HMX Black Badger, Thompson redesigned the “rocker cover” of HMX’s Engine, visible under the supercar-like sapphire crystal cover, milled from his signature solid blocks of brightly coloured, high-efficiency lume.
While the colours – Radar Green, Phantom Blue, and Purple Reign – are eye-catching by day, it’s when the sun goes down that they really come out to party. The long-lasting glow emitted by the high efficiency lume irradiates the HMX Engine compartment in an ethereal bath of light.
HMX displays bi-directional jumping hours and trailing minutes. Light streaming through the transparent Engine cover both illuminates the top of HMX’s Engine by day, and by night the brightly glowing lume provides its own colourful backlight to the time display.
For Starfleet Machine Black Badger, Thompson added his exclusive lume under the external ring running around the Starfleet Machine movement, to the inside of the spaceship’s landing legs, and the indication domes and hands. The Black Badger touch ensures that Starfleet Machine looks just as good by night as it does by day.
While it may look like a model spaceship, Starfleet Machine Black Badger is actually a high precision clock with a 40-day power reserve that was created by L’Epée 1839 from a design by MB&F.
HMX Black Badger is a limited edition of 3 × 18 pieces in grade 5 titanium and stainless steel, with lume in Radar Green, Phantom Blue, or Purple Reign.
Starfleet Machine Black Badger is a limited edition of 3 × 18 pieces in palladium-plated brass, with lume in Radar Green, Phantom Blue, or Purple Reign.