Dear Friends,

This isn’t quite a newsletter, but rather a newsflash due to some exceptional news.
You may have heard : a few days ago, on November 15th, our Legacy Machine No.1 (LM1) won not just one, but TWO prizes at the “Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève” (GPHG), the year’s most prestigious watchmaking awards!

As a first surprise, LM1 took the Public Prize. In all honesty we were totally stunned by the public’s preference – that means you! – knowing that LM1 was just one contender among a fantastic pre-selection of 70 timepieces, from the best-known and most prestigious brands. Dear Public, this trophy is yours!

A few minutes later, Maximilian Büsser was called back on stage to accept another prize: Best Men’s Watch! Here again, we were stunned to see that LM1 took first place, this time with the professional jury, before outstanding timepieces from the best brands. According to industry experts, this is the first time in Grand Prix history that the same watch is rewarded a prize both from the public and the professional jury.

Maximilian Büsser on stage

To see Maximilian Büsser on stage (with a rough English translation), click here ; and to see his first impressions, just minutes after the ceremony, please go to TheWatchesTV.

The prize-giving ceremony was held in Geneva’s “Grand Théâtre” last Thursday. The event was attended by Federal Councillor Alain Berset and representatives of the Geneva authorities, along with the most influential figures in the watch industry – all gathered to celebrate the 12th Art. The Grand Prix has established itself as the watchmaking awards event of reference on the international horology calendar.

For the full 2012 results, videos and pics, check out the Grand Prix’s website at

Dear Friends, from everyone at MB&F, our warmest thanks once again for your amazing support in securing the Public Prize – you made our day!

Very best regards,

Charris Yadigaroglou
Chief Communications Officer

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