Personally I am great fan of Maximilian Büsser and the watches he designs with friends for his brand: MB&F.
Mr. Busser, graduate in Lausanne with a Masters degree in Micro-Technology Engineering, Büsser’s love for high-end horology was strongly imprinted by his first employer, Jaeger-LeCoultre. He spent seven years in their senior management team during an exciting period of change and growth.
Büsser was appointed managing director of Harry Winston Rare Timepieces in 1998 – he was just 31. During his seven years there he transformed the company into a well respected haute horlogerie brand. Working with talented independent watchmakers on the innovative and revolutionary Opus series of timepieces gave him greatest satisfaction and planted the seed for developing that concept further still.
In 2005 the desire to allow his creativity and energy full reign saw Büsser resign from Harry Winston to form his creative ideal: MB&F. With his new company, Maximilian Büsser has full creative liberty to indulge in his passion for working with the most talented independent horological professionals. Together they are not simply pushing the limits of horology but creating a totally different dimension.
The most recent creation of MB&F was developed with a friend, another legendary watch designer, Alain Silberstein (we hope to write about him soon).
You can follow Mr. Busser & Friends on Twitter: http://twitter.com/MBandF