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MB&F HM5 RT

Angus Davies discovers the new MB&F HM5 RT at SalonQP 2013 and discusses the increased choice imparted by Max Büsser and his inventive friends.

This detailed review of the MB&F HM5 RT includes live images and specification details.

MB&F HM5 RT

I have just returned from SalonQP and thoroughly enjoyed a few days of drooling over exceptional timepieces. Moreover, the London-based annual exhibition, provided an excellent opportunity to fondle fantastic watches with seductive lines, employing luxurious materials.

Earlier this year, I visited Baselworld and was able to share some intimate moments with the MB&F HM5. It led me to step back in time and reminisce about the 1970s. The innovative form of the zirconium cased watch, exampled breathtaking ingenuity and provided a breath of fresh air when contrasted with some of the more mundane offerings presented at the annual trade fair.

Last week, MB&F revealed a variant of the HM5 presented in red gold. Sharing the same design language, the new MB&F HM5 RT somehow looks very different from the zirconium original. It is limited to 66 pieces and should prove a hit with those admirers of the work created by Mr Büsser and his talented pals.

MB&F HM5 RT

MB&F HM5 RT

MB&F HM5 RT

MB&F HM5 RT

A further aspect which differentiates the MB&F HM5 RT from the original HM5 is an alternative hue employed on the innovative dial display. Whereas the original model featured a green border to frame the white Arabic numerals presented, the latest iteration uses a sky blue shade.

MB&F HM5 RT

I placed the MB&F HM5 RT upon my wrist and found it afforded a comfortable fit and charming appearance. However, I must admit the original HM5 is my preferred model. The space-age zirconium case seems the perfect ally for the neoteric mien of the model. Nevertheless, not everyone will agree with my opinion and will prefer the noble metal employed on this latest variant. Indeed, we are all different, with our own unique tastes and foibles. In providing an additional variant, Max Büsser and Friends have provided the would-be buyer with more choice and that can never be a bad thing.

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