Swiss watch company MB&F turned to the creatures of the South American rainforest for inspiration, designing their limited edition HM3 watch on the poison dart frog.
Its deadly potential is camouflaged in the tropical rainforest by an exotically-patterned black and yellow skin… Similarly, the high-tech zirconium case of the new HM3 Poison Dart Frog is disguised by a sleek, black layer of PVD.
The black case contrasts spectacularly with the 18k gold screws and animated 22k gold rotor – framed by an over-sized date wheel – on top of the Jean-Marc Wiederrecht-designed complication.
The protruding eyes of real-life, amphibious frogs enable them to see in many directions without having to turn their head.
The bulbous hour and minute domes of the HM3 Poison Dart Frog create a similar effect, though in this case it means the wearer can easily read the time from a variety of angles without having to turn the wrist.
Each dome is placed under a semi-spherical sapphire crystal and meticulously machined from solid aluminium, chosen for its optimal strength to weight ratio – the domes weigh just over 0.5g, with a paper-thin wall thickness of just 0.28mm.
HM3 Poison Dart Frog is a limited edition piece with only 10 watches produced worldwide. The watch can be found exclusively at Singapore’s The Hour Glass Store.