Legacy Machine N°1

The beginning of a new line

Overview

The main features of Legacy Machine No.1 are the large 14mm “flying” balance wheel, its one-of-a-kind vertical power reserve indicator and the completely independent dual time zones.

Combined with the fine-finished movement and round case – MB&F’s first! – LM1 is a sublimation of classical excellence and traditional watchmaking, but remains an authentic three-dimensional MB&F Machine.

LM1’s movement bears testimony to the talent of its creators Jean-François Mojon and Kari Voutilainen. Geneva waves, highly polished gold chatons and bridges with impeccably executed bevels following deliberate internal angles showcase the absolutely peerless fine-finishing. LM1 was awarded the Public Prize (voted for by horology fans) and the Best Men’s Watch Prize (voted for by the jury) at the 2012 Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève.

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the machine

Case

  • Available in 18k red gold, 18k white gold, a limited edition in platinum 950 and a limited edition in titanium for the M.A.D.Gallery Dubai.
  • Dimensions: 44 x 16mm

Engine

  • Three-dimensional horological movement developed for MB&F by Jean-François Mojon and Kari Voutilainen
  • Manual winding with single mainspring barrel
  • Power reserve: 45 hours
  • Bespoke 14mm flying balance wheel visible on top of the movement
  • 279 components / 23 jewels
  • Superlative hand finishing throughout respecting 19th century style

Functions / indications

  • 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
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Flying balance wheel

Icon of the Legacy Machines, the oversized 14mm balance wheel with four traditional regulating screws flies above the movement and dials.

Unique vertical power reserve

Looking like a miniature sextant, a world-first vertical power reserve indicator keeps track of available power.

Independent time zones

Both the hours and the minutes on each of the two sub dials can be set completely independently of each other – dual time zone complications usually do not allow independent adjustment of the minutes.

inspiration

inspiration

Legacy Machine No.1 is a tribute to the great innovators of traditional watchmaking.

LM1 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 more traditional machine look like? It has to be round and it has to be three-dimensional: Legacy Machine No.1 was my answer.”

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