MB&F presents the MAD 1 "GMT Milano"
Designed and assembled by replica MB&F, the MAD 1 was originally conceived as a limited edition as a tribute to the brand's long-time collector "The Tribe" and its suppliers. It later became a standard production model, giving the wider public access to some of the most affordable creations the independent watchmaker has ever released. Now, MB&F has created a limited edition MAD 1 "GMT Milano" for retailer GMT Italia, owned by the Corvo family.
initial thought In my opinion, MB&F embodies independent watchmaking as it creates a whimsical yet fascinating timepiece with authentic design and ingenuity. But its works are often priced in six figures, out of reach for ordinary collectors. That's where the MAD 1 comes in.
The MAD1 “GMT Milano” is priced the same as the regular production model, making it an attractive offering with avant-garde independent watchmaking style without breaking the bank. With only 30 pieces available, they will no doubt sell out in no time, but the lucky 30 buyers are sure to own a unique version of the MAD 1 that stands out from the rest of the pack.replica watches for sale
More broadly, the MAD 1 is avant-garde in terms of design and certainly looks like an MB&F creation – but it executes in a very economical way. While the design is striking, one of my reservations about the MAD 1 is the case construction, which relies on glue to hold everything together. But again, for its retail price, it's acceptable.
a conversation Not surprisingly, MB&F founder Maximilian Büsser has chosen his most approachable creations to commemorate his partnership with GMT Italia. The retailer, short for Great Masters of Time, was founded by father-son duo George and Michelle Corvo. Mr Büsser's relationship with the Corvo family began with his work at Jaeger-LeCoultre and Harry Winston in the 1990s and continued with the launch of MB&F in 2005.luxury replica watches
MAD 1 "GMT Milano" pays homage to this friendship. It features a gold-plated pink finish on the movement, a first for this model. According to Jacopo Corvo, one of the brothers who now run GMT Italia — they are both Michele’s sons — the color is reminiscent of other limited editions the watch brand has made for retailers over the years.
The MAD 1 "GMT Milano" is identical to the standard version except for the gold-plated finish on the surface. Case diameter 42mm, height 18.8mm. That might sound heavy, but it's a lightweight watch, thanks in part to the aluminum ring used for the time display.
Instead of traditional hands, the MAD 1 "GMT Milano" relies on a rotating ring to indicate hours and minutes in a horizontal display, which reads like MB&F models such as the HM8 "Can-Am". The time is read from the lower edge of the watch at six o'clock, with the crown at the opposite 12 o'clock position.replica Patek Philippe
MAD 1 is powered by Miyota cal. The 821A has been inverted so the rotor is visible from the front. The time ring is then driven by long spokes connected to the cannon pinion on the back. Notably, the MAD 1 has a three-armed "Tomahawk" rotor like the one found on pricier MB&F offerings.
MB&F MAD1 GMT Milan Edition
Diameter: 42mm Height: 18.8mm Material: Stainless steel Crystal glass: sapphire on the front, mineral glass on the sides Water resistance: 30 meters
Movement: Miyota cal. 821A Functions: hours and minutes Frequency: 21,600 beats per hour (3 Hz) Chain: Automatic Power reserve: 21 hours
Strap: Milanese green leather strap