A now defunct car racing series is the surprise inspiration for MB&F’s latest watch, the Horological Machine N°8 (HM8).
The Canadian-American Challenge Cup, Can-Am for short, was a sports-car racing series that ran from 1966 to 1987 and only had one real rule: Go fast!
The most famous name to come out of the series was Bruce Mclaren, who developed a car and competed in the Can-am series, dominating it from 1967 to 1972.
But out of the ashes, so to speak, of the Can-Am rose MB&F’sHM8 watch.
HM8 Can-Am features a curvaceous yet angular case, with dual optical prisms vertically displaying bi-directional jumping hours and trailing minutes, while the distinctive battle-axe winding rotor is visible on top.
The watch also features Can-Am inspired “roll bars” that sweep from the front down to the tapered back, but we are not sure how much protection they actually give.
HM8 Can-Am comes in two versions: 18K white gold/titanium and 18K red gold/titanium.