Like its big brother Legacy Machine No.1 (44mm), LM101 (40mm) is dominated by a suspended “flying” balance wheel, its sedate oscillations drawing the eye ever closer. Two pristine-white subdials are placed underneath: at the top right, hours and minutes are displayed by 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 domed sapphire crystal protecting the dial appears to be invisible.
Turning over, the display back crystal reveals the exquisitely hand-finished movement. Curved plates and bridges designed by award-winning independent watchmaker Kari Voutilainen pay homage to the style found in high quality historic pocket watches.more pictures in press section
Icon of the Legacy Machines, the monumental 14mm balance wheel with four traditional regulating screws flies above the movement and dials.
The LM101 features an entirely new caliber conceived and developed in-house by MB&F, with help from Kari Voutilainen for the aesthetics and finish specifications.
For the limited “Frost” editions, the dials are set against an effervescent backdrop of hand-frosted gold – a rare and difficult traditional finishing process, mastered by only a handful of artisans today.
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.
Legacy Machine 101 is available in 18k white or red gold, a limited edition of 33 pieces in platinum 950, and two ‘Frost’ limited editions: 18 pieces in yellow gold and 33 pieces in red gold.