I Must Have One: This Crazy Expensive Rocket Watch

September 27, 2018


This is the Maximilian Busser and Friends (MB&F) HM9 Flow, a luxury wristwatch that kinda looks like a rocket and costs $182,000 before taxes and more afterwards. The watch is limited to 33 pieces (at least ten of which will be mine) and has a sort of sideways oriented watch face with two rocket blasters sitting behind it. Some more info while I turn the television on and off in the conference room with the remote control watch I keep in my desk, which has been going strong since high school:

The other two cones contain dual balance wheels. The balance wheel is what causes the watch to tick and controls the energy released by the main spring. Interestingly, MB&F added two to this watch in an effort to ensure accuracy. "The twin balance wheels of the HM9 engine feed two sets of chronometric data to a central differential for an averaged reading," they wrote. "The balances are individually impulsed and spatially separated to ensure that they beat at their own independent cadences of 2.5Hz (18,000bph) each. This is important to ensure a meaningful average, just as how a statistically robust mathematical average should be derived from discrete points of information."

Admittedly, that sounds very complex and accurate. Still, how important is it for a watch to be accurate to a nanosecond when it doesn't even have a seconds hand? Personally, I feel if my watch is accurate to within twenty minutes my life will be unaffected. Finally -- lunch time! "It's 9AM." I need a new watch.

Keep going for a handful more shots and a video of the watch's construction.





Thanks to Komet, who promised me a trip around the sun, which I accepted.

  • GeneralDisorder

    I didn't think it was possible to hate a watch more than I hate myself. But here we are.

  • lushkneebumbuild

    what was the name of that watch company old gw used to shill for again?

  • Frédéric Purenne

    The only positive is that the watch finally points in the right direction... but damn, can I still be able to put on my coat please?

  • TheQiwiMan

    If pressed, I could probably think of one or two things I’d rather spend $182,000 on than an ugly bulky watch.

  • GeneralDisorder

    That much would cover about four times my current debt (that's including the house).

    You could get a used McLaren (like an MP4-12C or MP4 Spyder) for less.

  • Wooder

    This watch had better have an Iron Man booster rocket inside it for $182K.
    It doesn't have a calculator, heart monitor, pedometer, GPS...nothing current but does tell time.

  • Jenness

    This watch better have all that and give me multiple orgasms daily and shower with with compliments. Actually, if it just did that I'd take out a loan tomorrow.

  • TheQiwiMan

    *Googling to see the current status of “Man-to-Watch” sexual reassignment surgery*


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