The story begins (as so many do) with a woman. Legacy Machine FlyingT owes its genesis to founder Maximilian Büsser’s ruminations on the keystone roles that women have played in his life. Launched in the first months of 2019, LM FlyingT manifested a rich and complex femininity, choosing to embody elegance and vitality – a formidable resilience – over the softer conventions of womanhood.
A soaring flying tourbillon projects, column-like, from the dial plate, driven by energy generated by the sun-shaped rotor (power reserve of 100 hours). A diamond flashes atop the upper tourbillon cage. Dynamism and precisely engineered motion characterise LM FlyingT, which debuted in three white gold diamond-set editions.
In 2020, LM FlyingT sheds its diamonds and embraces its natural self with limited editions in red gold and platinum – featuring guilloché dial plates executed by longtime MB&F Friend Kari Voutilainen. One is as dark as a moonless night, and is housed in a red gold case, while the other is midsummer sky-blue, with a platinum case.
At the foot of the flying tourbillon, located at 7 o’clock, is a dial of white lacquer that displays the hours and minutes with a pair of blue serpentine hands. The dial is inclined at a 50° tilt so that the time can be read only by the wearer; an intimate communication that highlights the personal nature of the LM FlyingT.more pictures in press section
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 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.
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.
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.”
Legacy Machine FlyingT is available in 5 versions.