Experiment ZR012

Horological history made with Nitro, a new collaboration project by MB&F and URWERK

United by one-track minds focused on horological innovation, MB&F and URWERK recently teamed up on a new experimental project to bend the boundaries of timepiece engineering. Project C3H5N3O9—the molecular formula for nitroglycerine, so Nitro for short—introduces the first fruit of its labor, Experiment ZR012, a limited-edition watch unlike anything we’ve ever seen before. With each working mechanism open and on show, the intricate ZR012 calls …

MB&F Legacy Machine No. 1

Maximilian Büsser's advanced-tech wristwatch inspired by the intricate craftsmanship of early-19th-century pocket watches

Maximilian Büsser always keeps the watch world and his fans guessing about his next creation and its inspiration. (Previous models took whimsical cues from his childhood robot toys, jet fighters and Star Wars.) Speculation on his next numbered creation, assumed to be the fifth in his series of Horological Machines, reached iPhone levels in the watch world. But what was actually going on in Büsser’s …