legacy machine 101

legacy machine 101

 
 

About

For a classically sized 40mm wristwatch, Legacy Machine 101 covers a lot of ground. Or to be more precise, LM101 covers a lot of time: over 100 years between inspiration and realisation.

Legacy Machine 101 embodies and accentuates the very essence of what is essential in a wristwatch: the balance wheel, which is responsible for regulating precision; how much power remains in the mainspring, which indicates when it needs to be next wound; and of course, the time.

LM101 has one more very special feature, one that cannot be seen: it houses the very first movement developed entirely in-house by MB&F.

Visually, LM101 is dominated by the monumental suspended balance wheel. Two pristine-white subdials: At the top right, highly legible hours and minutes are displayed by beautiful blued-gold hands , while the 45-hour power reserve indicator is displayed in a smaller, but similar subdial below.

In an apparent feat of magic, the sapphire crystal protecting the dial appears to be invisible; creating the illusion that you can reach out and touch the balance wheel hanging mesmerisingly from elegant twin arches.

Turning over Legacy Machine 101, the display back crystal reveals the exquisitely hand-finished movement. Sensually curved plates and bridges designed by award-winning independent watchmaker Kari Voutilainen pay homage to the style found in high quality historic pocket watches and testify to the respect accorded to historical legitimacy.

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Victor Rodriguez
 
Isabel Ortega
 
Anne Guiter
 
Rodrigue Baume
 
Yann Le Martret
 
Kari Voutilainen
 
Olivier Purnot
 
David Lamy
 
Maarten van der Ende
 
Pierre Chillier
 
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Patricia Duvillard
 
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engine

  • FRONT
  • BACK

collection

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LM101 RG
18k Red Gold

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LM101 WG
18k White Gold

specs & manual

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Engine

  • Three-dimensional horological movement developed in-house by MB&F
    Aesthetical design and finish specifications: 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: 229 components
  • 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

Case

  • Available in 18k red gold or 18k white gold
  • Dimensions: 40mm wide x 16mm high
  • Number of components: 35

Functions

  • Hours, minutes and power reserve indicator. Large suspended balance wheel over dial

Sapphire crystals

  • High domed sapphire crystal on top and box sapphire crystal on back, both with anti-reflective coating on both sides.

Strap & Buckle

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

Accessories

accessories

Click here to download the manual in pdf format.