27 Sep '16, 12pm
MB&F HM8 Can-Am Watch
Another prominent feature of the MB&F HM8 Can-Am is the movement view provided by a large sapphire crystal on the front of the case. Conceived and developed by MB&F, the "Engine" is based on a Sowind (Girard-Perregaux) movement very similar to that found in the HM5 watches. This time, however, it is flipped upside-down and visible from the front of the watch - a view that is usually relegated to casebacks, with the brand's signature "battle axe" rotor shape in blued gold. Again, we've seen the movement displayed more or less this way on MB&F watches before. The 247-component movement runs at 4Hz and provides an unremarkable 42 hours of power reserve. The hours "jump" and can be adjusted in both directions. On the caseback, we can find two "oil sumps," apparently, in another automotive reference.