legacy machine n°1

legacy machine n°1

 
 

About

Wild, extreme, outrageous, unrestrained: might be used to describe MB&F's futuristic Horological Machines, but traditional, classical… round? With its monumental central balance; superlatively finished movement; completely independent dual time zones; unique vertical power reserve indicator and elegant annular case, Legacy Machine
N°1 (LM1) is a tribute to the great innovators of traditional watchmaking; and above all, an authentic three-dimensional MB&F Machine.

Legacy Machine N°1 was conceived when Maximilian Büsser started fantasising: "What would have happened if I had been born in 1867 instead of 1967? In the early 1900s the first wristwatches appear and I would want to create three-dimensional machines for the wrist, but there are no Grendizers, Star Wars or fighter jets for my inspiration. But I do have pocket watches, the Eiffel Tower and Jules Verne, so what might my 1911 machine look like? It has to be round and it has to be three-dimensional: Legacy Machine N°1 was my answer."

Gazing down through Legacy Machine N°1's crystal clear bubble sapphire dome to the micro-mechanical fantasy below, it's easy to imagine Jules Verne’s Captain Nemo looking upon the mythical underwater city of Atlantis.

Legacy Machine N°1's transcendental in-house movement bears testimony to the enormous talent of its creators. Jean-François Mojon and his team at Chronode (Best Watchmaker Prize at the 2010 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève) met the considerable challenge of developing the calibre for LM1 from a blank sheet, while acclaimed independent watchmaker Kari Voutilainen took responsibility for the aesthetic design and for strictly ensuring the utmost respect for tradition and fine-finishing. The movement of Legacy Machine N°1 proudly bears the names of both its creators, and is the first calibre other than Voutilainen's own to bear his name.

With Legacy Machine N°1, MB&F has majestically reinterpreted traditional 19th century watchmaking excellence to create a contemporary, three-dimensional objet d'art.

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Anne Guiter
 
Eddy Jaquet
 
Jean-François Mojon
 
Olivier Berthon
 
Martin Stettler
 
Jacques-Adrien Rochat
 
Ian Skellern
 
Pierre Chillier
 
Dominique Mainier
 
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Eric Giroud
 
François Bernhard
 
Régis Golay
 
Alban Thomas
 
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Denis Parel
 
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Bertrand Jeunet
 
Isabelle Chillier
 
Gérald Moulière
 
Guillaume Schmitz
 
Georges Veisy
 
Charris Yadigaroglou
 
Kari Voutilainen
 
Jean-Marc Naval
 
Rodrigue Baume
 

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collection

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LM1 RG
18k Red Gold

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LM1 WG
18k White Gold

specs & manual

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Case

  • Available in 18k red gold or 18k white gold
  • Dimensions: 44mm wide x 16mm high
  • Number of components: 65

Engine

  • Three-dimensional horological movement developed 100% for MB&F by Chronode and created by Jean-François Mojon and Kari Voutilainen
  • Manual winding with single mainspring barrel
  • Power reserve: 45 hours
  • Balance wheel: Bespoke 14mm balance wheel with four traditional regulating screws floating above the movement and dials
  • Balance spring: traditional Breguet curve terminating in mobile stud holder
  • Balance frequency: 18,000bph/2.5Hz
  • Number of components: 279
  • Number of jewels: 23
  • Chatons: gold chatons with polished countersinks
  • Fine finishing: superlative hand finishing throughout respecting 19th century style; internal bevel angles highlighting hand craft; polished bevels; Geneva waves; hand-made engravings

Functions

  • Hours and minutes; completely independent dual time zones displayed on two dials; unique vertical power reserve
  • Left crown at 8 o'clock for setting time of left dial; right crown at 4 o'clock for setting time of right dial and winding

Sapphire crystals

  • High domed sapphire crystal on top with anti-reflective coating on both sides; sapphire crystal on back with anti-reflective coating on both sides

Strap & Buckle

  • Black or brown hand-stitched alligator strap with gold tang buckle to match case

Accessories

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functions

  1. Home Time Zone
  2. Second Time Zone
  3. Power reserve indicator

note: the time zones are fully independent from one another.

manual

Winding

Your watch is equipped with a manual winding movement.

If it has stopped, wind the home time crown (a) in position “in” till the maximum power reserve capacity (c). When the lever is completely raised the capacity is full and when the lever is down the capacity is empty.

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time setting

Crown (A) position “Out” : turn the crown to set the Home time zone. Slide the crown back against the case when finished.

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time setting

Crown (B) position “Out” : turn the crown to set the second time zone. Slide the crown back against the case when finished.