By Summer Sheffer

In Germany not too long ago, the Red Dot Design Awards for 2015 were held. One of the major winners for the watch category was MB&F HM6. This was the only mechanical watch to merit a coveted Red Dot Best of the Best Award.

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Honoring their reward, MB&F has made a decision to release another version of the watch known as the MB&F HM6 RT. This model replaces the titanium case of the original model with one in 18k carats red gold. This particular red gold has palladium in it to stabilize the copper. They call this mixture 5N+. This basically means that it has the same idea has Omega’s Sedna rose gold or Rolex’s Everose gold, meaning that over time the copper is not prone to wearing out which would cause the gold to turn more yellow rather than staying red gold.

The main differences between the MB&F HM6 and the MB&F HM6 Space Pirate come in the 18k “5N+” case as well as the limited edition number. There are still titanium elements, in this case, though. That makes sense considering the complicated construction of the HM6’s case.

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With ten sapphire crystals around the case and a unique “biomorphic” look, the MB&F HM6 is one of the most luxurious and advanced of today’s MB&F Horological Machine models. The 475 part movement offers time through the separate domed discs for the hour and minutes, a flying tourbillon, a titanium shield that can be opened and closed over the tourbillon, and even a turbine regulated automatic winding system.

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With a technical appeal (as well as rich and whimsy) and a price of over $200,000, the MB&F HM6 Space Pirate was one of the best high-end toys for anyone who likes science fiction.

MB&F is going to release a total of one hundred MB&F HM6 watches over the course of the model’s production. The original MB&F HM6 Space Pirate was limited to fifty pieces and the MB&F HM6 RT now adds eighteen more pieces to the set with a price of $230,000.

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In my opinion, the MB&F HM6 watch would be a great addition to anybody’s watch collection. The uniqueness of it is simply wonderful. From the 5N+ mixture to the domed discs to show the time, this watch is nothing short of spectacular, especially for somebody who’s into science fiction. Who wouldn’t love a watch that looks like it was made for outer space?

For more info, please visit mbandf.com

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SUMMER SHEFFER – CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Summer’s stepfather introduced her to the world of watches when she was at a young age. He’d gotten a watch with a face that lit up, and she’d become incredibly intrigued. Years went on, and she did more research about watches, mostly what’s on the inside. She was fascinated by how they were put together. As for luxury watches, Summer prefers Breitling. Though her favorite brands are Franck Muller and Jaeger-LeCoultre. Read her articles here.