MB&F : Poisonous beauty

HM3 Poison Dart Frog

Movement : mechanical self-winding Case : zirconium, black PVD treatment Dimensions : 47×50 mm Functions : hours, minutes, date Strap : alligator leather Limited edition : 10

It is no secret that nature has always been an inexhaustible source of inspiration for creative talents, and MB&F is no exception to the rule. Like the tropical poison dart frog that camouflages its fatal weapon beneath an exotic black and yellow skin, the HM3 Poison Dart Frog features a high-tech zirconium case coated in a fine black PVD layer. This dark shade creates a striking contrast with the yellow gold of the screws and the animated rotor, surrounded by a large date disc and driven by a complication module developed by Jean-Marc Wiederrecht. While frogs’ beady eyes allow them to see in several different directions without turning their head, the hour and minute domes on the HM3 Poison Dart Frog have a similar effect, since they enable the wearer to read the time from several angles without turning the wrist.

Brice Lechevalier is editor-in-chief of GMT and Skippers, which he co-founded in 2000 and 2001 respectively. He has also been CEO of WorldTempus since it joined the GMT Publishing stable, of which he is director and joint shareholder. In 2012 he created the Geneva Watch Tour, and he has been an advisor to the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève since 2011. Also closely involved in sailing, he has published the magazine of the Société Nautique de Genève since 2003, and was one of the founders of the SUI Sailing Awards in 2009 and the Concours d’Elégance for motor boats at the Cannes Yachting Festival in 2015.

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