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The MB&F HM4 Only Watch: For All Your Panda-Riding-A-Jet-Engine Needs

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The MB&F MH4 looks like a pair of jet engines roaring off your wrist and costs about as much as the fuel needed to power one of those jet engines for a cross-country flight. However, the HM4 Only Watch limited edition costs even more (provided you can take part in the auction) and features a tiny removable panda cast in gold.

Yeah, you read that right.

HM4 Only Watch features the dream-world scenario of a solid gold panda bear riding on top of the HM4 jet, which he controls with reins made of twisted gossamer filaments made of gold. The panda was hand-carved and then cast in 18k white gold using the “lost wax” technique. And while the HM4 Only Watch is a celebration of the fantasy of children’s dreams, there is also a feature for those obliged to ground their feet in reality from time to time: the panda and his reins have been micro-engineered to be completely detachable so that HM4 transforms from a flying machine into a Horological Machine.

All proceeds go to support muscular dystrophy research and the auction happens yearly, giving watchmakers a chance to create a unique timepiece only available to high bidders. A good cause, a panda, and a watch that looks like a pair of painful suppositories? Sign me up!

via MB&F

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2 COMMENTS

  1. My theory is that metal bands tend to compete with the watch face
    for attention, while rubber straps do not, and so the rubber straps tend to show the watch face off better.

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