MB&F has souped up the popular casket-shaped driver’s watch of the 1970s into a supercar version. The entire movement, designed like an engine, can be seen through the wide sapphire crystal pane in the watch’s “hood”. For this version, the engine’s rocket covers are cut from blocks of lume, Black Badger’s signature material, to illuminate this HMX Black Badger in green, blue or purple.
The case, in titanium and steel, measures 46.8mm x 44.3mm. It has double AR-coated sapphire crystals and it is water resistant to 30 meters.
Movement is the Swiss automatic MB&F in-house caliber HMX with 29 jewels, 28,800 vph and a power reserve of 42 hours. It features a 22kt gold rotor, designed as a car engine and coated with luminescence. Functions are: jumping hours and trailing minutes with magnifying prism display.
The “dial” shows jumping hours and trailing minutes carried by discs that are positioned flat on top of the movement. They are angled at 90° and enlarged by a double prism and a magnifier. Indications are read from a vertical window, cut in the steel and titanium case.
It comes on a perforated calfskin leather strap with top-stitching to match the movement, and a titanium buckle.