Watch inspired by supercars costs more than a Chevy Corvette

The inspiration came from the Porsche 918 Spyder and the Fiat-Abarth Zagato Double Bubble - It's no wonder the watch is so expensive.

by | Published on 16th Jun 2023

No one does watches like Maximilian Büsser & Friends (MB&F).

Obsessed with cars and art, Büsser and his designers often throw convention to the wind to create unique timepieces.

This is definitely the case with the new MB&F HM8 Mark 2.

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The founder and CEO of the company actually trained to become a car designer, hence why so many of the brand’s timepieces are inspired by cars.

This watch is the latest addition to the MB&F’s ‘automotive saga’ after the HM5 (below, right), inspired by 1970s cars, and the Can-Am (below) left), a tribute to the eponymous Canadian-American race.

The inspiration from the HM8 Mark 2 came from glorious supercars from the recent past.

The overall shape and color combo, for example, is a tribute to the Porsche 918 Spyder.

The ‘double bubble’ sapphire crystal is a nod to the iconic Fiat-Abarth 750 Zagato Double Bubble.

The case of the HM8 Mark 2 is made using a blend of carbon fiber, grade 5 titanium and sapphire crystal.

Like many automotive-inspired timepieces, the dial is located on the side of the watch because the idea is you have to be able to read the time while your hand is on the steering wheel.

For that reason, the part of the watch where the face should be is used to showcase the movement.

Meanwhile, you’ve got two tiny dials on the side of the watch, one for the hours and another one for the minutes.

The watch is paired with a thick velcro strap designed specifically for this timepiece.

As ever, every component is made in-house, which explains the eye-watering price tag.

The HM8 Mark 2 is available in White or Green – with the latter being limited to 33 pieces only.

Whichever model you pick, it’ll set you back $78,000.

This means this watch is actually more expensive than a Chevy Corvette, which has an MSRP of $64,500.



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Experienced content creator with a strong focus on cars and watches. Alessandro penned the first-ever post on the Supercar Blondie website and covers cars, watches, yachts, real estate and crypto. Former DriveTribe writer, fixed gear bike owner, obsessed with ducks for some reason.

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