OK so over here at Watchismo Times they have pictures of a new watch from MB&F called the Horological Machine No. 4. According to them, MB&F says “I think people start finally understanding why we call our movements ‘engines’.”
To me it is pretty obvious the 2 side housings resemble heads of an engine. More so than any watch I have ever seen. The guys at Watchismo seem to think the inspiration for the watch came from a Y-Fighter from Star Wars. It seems to me based on the quote from MB&F, that their inspiration is obviously an engine. And it shows. I am guessing the typical watch connoisseur is not a true gear head. So I can see them not seeing the connection.
Picture credits go to Watchismo. So go check out their site.