Earlier this year MB&F introduced the very last of the HM4 (you can read about it here) and now we’re being treated on a revamped version of HM3. While HM4 was extremely limited because of the incredibly complicated movement, or actually the construction to display time, and an even more complicated case, the HM3 isn’t a simple three-hands watch either. The price reflected that difference between HM4 and HM3, and now HM3 get a follow-up that does make a lot of sense in my opinion.
What has been changed? For starters the huge battle axe rotor has been increased. Not sure if a battle ahead requires the increase in size, but it simply looks better and is called ‘MegaWind” – something tat reminds me of the Dutch fantasy comic called Storm, sweet memories. The oversized and rotor with the cool name, is made of a titanium frame with 22k gold winding masses.
Another difference compared to the original HM3 is that it lacks the day/night indicator and seconds indicator. Instead it features lighter paper-thin aluminium cones with much larger numbers – hour and minutes – which improves legibility significantly. This is inspired on the HM3 Frog that also indicates hours and minutes only and thus provides better legibility.
The MB&F HM3 MegaWind is available in red gold, with matching red gold rotor, or in white gold with a sky-blue rotor. Both versions are priced at $92,000. You can find more details on the MB&F website.