Derived from the HM3 series, MegaWind combines a giant “battle-axe” winding rotor with a highly legible hour and minute indication cones, rising from the case.
MegaWind is powered by the beautifully engineered, Jean-Marc Wiederrecht-designed HM3 engine. Placing the rotor and regulator on the dial side required flipping the movement upside down – possible thanks to two large ceramic bearings visible through the display back. Rotating displays of this size and shape generated a number of technical headaches: the cones are machined from solid blocks of aluminium, chosen for their optimal strength to weight ratio, and reducing energy requirements to an absolute minimum.
Close inspection of the case reveals a myriad of carefully considered details: the bespoke clover-head gold screws, the cleverly integrated lugs attaching the strap, and the bevelled perimeter of the rotor display crystal that adds visual flair as the angles catch and reflect flashes of light.
Model: HM3 MEGAWIND WHITE GOLD Functions: Hour on one dome (aluminium cone rotating in 12 hours) Minutes on the second dome (aluminium cone rotating in 60 minutes) Material: 18k w=White Gold Caseback: Sapphire Crystal Glass: Sapphire Crystal Dimensions: 47 x 50 x 17 mm Dial: Black Aluminium Cones Lume: Yes Caliber: Three-dimensional horological engine designed by Jean-Marc Wiederrecht/Agenhor; Sowind oscillator and gear train. 22k gold and titanium battle-axe automatic winding rotor. Time indications transmitted via ceramic ball bearings Power Reserve: 42 Hours Water Resistance: No Bracelet/Strap: Black Crocodile leather Manufactured: Switzerland
The last iteration of the HM3 The MegaWind is bolder with a bigger easier to read time display. The Horological Machines are always pushing boundaries and for us the HM3 is where people really sat up and paid attention to MB&F.
No longer in production, the HM3 MegaWind is an extremely rare sight. Fans of the newer pieces from the brand should take a look at this as it’s an important part of the MB&F history.