JCK Asks…Maximilian Büsser



He’s getting by with a little help from his friendsMB&F founder Maximilian Büsser is blessed with many friends. He may have stamped his initials on his company, but he doesn’t turn out a single timepiece without at least 20 to 30 technicians and artists—Friends, as in MB&Friends—who do everything from build watch movements to stitch alligator straps to photograph the brand’s outrageous high-end Horological Machines. Büsser took a few minutes to complete JCK’s questionnaire—by himself. (We think.) Age: 43 Hometown: Geneva Number of years in the biz: 20Number of employees you oversee: 8Family/pets: NoneDescribe your personal style: DrivenFirst watch you ever designed: The first watch I worked on was 19 years ago at Jaeger-LeCoultre: a pink gold dial variation of the classic white gold Reverso. The first I created under my brand: ­Horological Machine Nº?
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