He explained: “(Creating watches under my own name) was originally a financial necessity in relation to the 2009 economic crisis.
Notable Top 10 Living Legend Watch runner-ups: Breguet Classique, Bell & Ross BR 01, Junghans Max Bill, Patek Philippe 5270, Patek Philippe Nautilus, Panerai Marina Luminor, Hublot Big Bang, Rolex Daytona, and Movado Museum Dial.
Upset I am not, but it does make for an interesting observation. I have a feeling that in the future, the HM4 will be one of the more highly sought after and collectible of the Horological Machines because it is unique even among unique watches given how everything, and I mean everything about it was ultra-custom. Another unique part of the HM4 collection was that it was never technically a limited edition - at least not by name. MB&F said they would make a certain amount each year. However, they did say that they would only make a certain amount of HM4 movements (100 of them). What does that mean? Well basically that each model was technically a limited edition, but that at launch they had no idea what all of those models would be. They promised 100 movements to play around with and that was it.
Some watch retailers such as Tourneau have used watches that they certify. Which seems to mean that the watches have been checked over and given a two-year warranty. There are likely to be other sites that offer similar promises. We also like the auction house Fellows, which regularly has interesting used watches for sale. But neither of those are probably the most common sources for buying pre-owned watches.