Named after what we can only assume is the choice fashion accessory for space pirates from the future, the HM6 Space Pirate succeeds in being both a functional timepiece and possible time-machine. Its price of $230,000 must have been adjusted for future inflation, of course.
When not opening a portal to the fifth dimension, each of the HM6’s five sapphire crystal domes serve a purpose. The two front domes rotate vertically, displaying hours and minutes. The two rear domes give us a glimpse into the workings of the watch’s turbines (yes, turbines) which spin horizontally, and automatically regulate the winding system to reduce stress and wear. The large central crystal dome houses the regulator of the HM6’s engine: A 60-second flying tourbillon, which aims to counter the effects of gravity. Honest.
To prevent the lubrication from oxidizing, the tourbillon needs to be protected from damaging UV radiation, which is why the watch has its own retractable shield that can be operated from a dial on the side. A major selling point for space pirates.
Created by high-end horology studio MB&F, there will only be 50 numbered HM6 Space Pirates produced.[button style=”btn-default btn-lg” align=”left” type=”link” target=”false” title=”Check it out” link=”http://www.mbandf.com/machines/horological-machines/hm6/#/intro”]