MB&F partners with Reuge for limited-edition MusicMachine 1 reloaded music box
While enthusiasts naturally tend to focus on the timekeeping aspect, the art of horology goes beyond the realm of horology into a fascinating array of movement-driven automata. Music boxes are perhaps the most famous of these other mechanical products, and as the watch industry evolves from a utilitarian pursuit to a luxury business, these melodic machines remain a small but steadfast part of the larger Swiss industry. One of the most famous music box brands, Reuge dates back to 1865 and it has a history of partnering with other brands to create unique variations on the theme of classical music automata. MB&F fake has partnered with Reuge in particular since 2013, blending the boutique watchmaker’s penchant for retro sci-fi designs in the style of wild Flash Gordon with elements of traditional music boxes.
In its latest edition, MB&F returns to its first collaborative concept with Reuge, reimagining this elegant luxury desk ornament with a sleek and streamlined new design. The new limited edition MB&F MusicMachine 1 Reloaded brings the brand’s signature style back to the music box world with a striking retro-futuristic look and a more pop culture-leaning song list than the standard music box repertoire.
Measuring 476mm long and weighing around 3kg, the MB&F MusicMachine 1 Reloaded should have a bold presence on any desk, shelf or desk. In keeping with the brand’s unique home style, the matte sandblasted aluminum build boldly blends streamlined modernity, pre-war sci-fi and minimalist modern graphic influences, with an overall silhouette reminiscent of a futuristic rocket-powered sled. The body itself is divided into a matte aluminium tripod base, a pair of slender teardrop-shaped legs and a sleek oval central element that wraps around the movement and music barrel, while leaving almost all of the design’s mechanical parts exposed, for easy viewing. MB&F presents this design in three two-tone colorways, each bringing its own personality to the design. The simplest and most reserved of these is the matte black anodized aluminum model, with a dark and reserved look that puts the visual focus directly on the music box element in the image.
On the other hand, the red anodized aluminum variant offers a more pronounced visual impact, with a bold color scheme that complements the Buck Rogers-inspired styling. However, the most cohesive design of the group is arguably the anodized blue model. Its bright cobalt hue cuts a striking silhouette in the image, while complementing the prominent exposed blue screws that adorn the musical comb. The bold colorway pairs perfectly with a sleek Buck Rogers-inspired look.
However, the most cohesive design of the group is arguably the anodized blue model. Its bright cobalt hue cuts a striking silhouette in the image, while complementing the prominent exposed blue screws that adorn the musical comb. The bold colorway pairs perfectly with a sleek Buck Rogers-inspired look. However, the most cohesive design of the group is arguably the anodized blue model. Its bright cobalt hue cuts a striking silhouette in the image, while complementing the prominent exposed blue screws that adorn the musical comb. cheap men watch
The MB&F MusicMachine1 Reloaded uses not one, but two in-house 3.72 hand-wound movements to drive its music box device. Mounted side by side along the length of the chassis, each movement is completely independent, with its own mainspring, winding mechanism, gear train and musical cylinder. The propeller-style winding crowns mounted on top of each polished nickel-plated mainspring barrel may be a point of contention here, with a stylized design that looks almost indistinguishable from a regular wing nut at certain angles. On the side of each mainspring barrel is an exposed circular fan regulator. While these are uncommon in watchmaking, these rotary regulators function almost the same as the escapement in a watch movement,
Of course, the frets and combs make up the biggest focal point in the image, with its gorgeous performance and wide range of tones far exceeding a standard music box. Each steel alloy comb has 72 musically tuned teeth that make the cylinder produce 72 different notes as it rotates, and their raised elements interact with these teeth. This wide scale should allow these cylinders to play a richer, more complex repertoire of songs than smaller music box designs, and MB&F’s selection of songs for MusicMachine 1 Reloaded is suitable for objects that are wilder and more stylized. Exterior. The cylinder on the right is filled with a selection of classic rock hits, including Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick in the Wall”, Deep Purple’s “Smoke on the Water” and John Lennon’s iconic 1971 protest song “Imagine” “Excerpts. For the left cylinder,
Although it is a departure from the brand’s usual timekeeping pursuits, the limited-edition MB&F MusicMachine1 Reloaded delivers a stunningly pure rendition of its core design philosophy and Reuge’s musical expertise. fake watch for sale