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LEGACY MACHINE FlyingT

UNLOCKING THE FEMININE SIDE OF MB&F

Overview

Presenting Legacy Machine FlyingT, the first of MB&F’s three-dimensional horological art pieces dedicated to women: a new avenue of horological exploration.

Inspiration came from the combination of qualities that characterise the greatest feminine figures in Maximilian Büsser’s life: elegance was key, but so was an infectious energy that could captivate an entire roomful of people.

The round case with slender, elongated lugs is fully set with diamonds. An extravagantly convex dome of sapphire crystal rises from the bezel. Beneath the dome, a subtly curved dial plate, liquidly black with layers of stretched lacquer or glittering with blazing white diamonds. A flying tourbillon projects high above the rest of the movement, a dynamic column that stops just short of the apex of the sapphire crystal dome. At the 7 o’clock position is a dial of black or white lacquer that displays the hours and minutes with a pair of elegant serpentine hands. The dial is inclined at a 50° tilt; only the wearer can read the time, an intimate communication that highlights the personal nature of LM FlyingT.

On the reverse, the automatic winding rotor takes the shape of a three-dimensional red sun with sculpted rays, providing 100 hours of power reserve.

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the machine

Case

  • Material: launch editions in 18k white gold and diamonds.
  • Editions: Black Lacquer; Pavée diamond-set; Baguette diamond-set.
  • Dimensions: 38.5mm x 20mm
  • Number of components: 17
  • Water resistance: water resistant to 3ATM (30m)

Engine

  • Three-dimensional vertical architecture, automatic winding, conceived and developed in-house by MB&F.
  • Central 60-second flying tourbillon
  • Hours and minutes on 50° inclined dial display.
  • Frequency: 2.5 Hz / 18,000 bph.
  • 280 components / 30 jewels / 100 hours power reserve.
  • Winding on left crown, time setting on right crown.
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Vertically-stacked movement structure

Vertically-stacked movement structure

The 60-second flying tourbillon projects high above the rest of the engine, a kinetic, dynamic column that stops just short of the apex of the sapphire crystal dome. Affixed to the top of the upper tourbillon cage is a single diamond that rotates simultaneously with the tourbillon.

The first MB&F dedicated to women

The first MB&F dedicated to women

The creative process behind Legacy Machine FlyingT started four years ago, when Maximilian Büsser began thinking about making something inspired by the feminine influences in his life.

Intimate time indication

Intimate time indication

Time indication at the 7 o’clock position on the dial plate, with the black or white subdial tilted 50° to face the wearer. The message is subtle but clear: whoever the owners of the LM FlyingT may be, their time belongs to them and no one else.

inspiration

inspiration

Even the most unpredictable and audaciously led lives, when observed from a distance, form patterns and fall into cycles. For Maximilian Büsser and MB&F, creative energy comes in seven-year cycles. The 14th year of MB&F unveils a new avenue of horological exploration, an evolution of creative horizons for founder and company alike.

The creative process behind LM FlyingT started four years ago, when Maximilian Büsser began thinking about making something inspired by the feminine influences in his life: “I created MB&F to do what I believe in, making three-dimensional sculptural kinetic art pieces that give the time; I was creating for myself. But at some point there came a desire to create something for the women in my family. I’ve been surrounded by their influence all my life, so I gave myself the challenge to do something for them.”

“I wanted LM FlyingT to possess the epitome of femininity as reflected by the women in my life, particularly my mother. It had to combine supreme elegance with tremendous vitality. The column-like structure of the flying tourbillon was very important to me as I felt very strongly that women form the pillar of humanity. There is another layer of meaning coming in from the sun-shaped rotor, which incorporates the element of life-giving, a source of sustenance which we gravitate towards and around.”

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