Strictly for Trekkie fans, MB&F’s Horological Machine No.6 sails into 2016 with a transparent sapphire crystal case designed to reveal the machine room of this extraordinary spaceship. “I always thought that the most beautiful part of the HM6 was its movement, and that it was a shame not to show it. But it was only recently that the technology of machining sapphire crystal allowed us to create such a complex case,” explains MB&F founder Max Büsser. At the bow of the ship, two spherical domes rotate vertically displaying the hours and minutes in large, highly legible numerals, while at the stern, twin spherical turbines spin horizontally. In the centre, a dome protects the 60-second flying tourbillon, and a retractable shield blocks harmful radiation from oxidising the lubrication oils in the regulator. The HM6 is a limited edition of 10 pieces in platinum, and 10 in red gold.
*This watch is priced at £350,000