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LM PERPETUAL PALLADIUM

Beginning with a blank sheet of paper, MB&F and independent Irish watchmaker Stephen McDonnell have completely reinvented the most traditional of horological complications: the perpetual calendar. The result is Legacy Machine Perpetual, featuring a visually stunning in-house movement – developed from the ground up to eliminate the drawbacks of conventional perpetual calendars.

This palladium 950 case with an aquamarine sunray dial, varying between shades of pale blue, green and grey, is a limited edition of 25 pieces.

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Description


The Legacy Machine Perpetual made quite a splash when it was first launched in 2015. Thanks to the very talented watchmaker who conceived it for MB&F, Stephen McDonnell, it challenged conventional perpetual calendar systems. Instead of the usual ‘grand levier’ system, the LM Perpetual’s 581-component movement is based on a revolutionary new “mechanical processor”. The result is a foolproof, user-friendly system that auto-protects itself from incorrect manipulation. No more skipping dates or jamming gears, and the adjuster pushers automatically deactivate when necessary.


As you would expect, the LM Perpetual indicates hours, minutes, date, day of the week, month, leap year cycle and power reserve – but this Machine is not just about functionality. MB&F and Stephen McDonnell made the perpetual calendar movement fully visible and the multiple layers accentuate the three-dimensional impression. The 14mm “flying” balance wheel and indication dials hover above the movement, offering a perfect view into the complex mechanism. The LM Perpetual won the Best Calendar Watch Prize at the 2016 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG).

LM PERPETUAL PALLADIUM

The Creator

Maximilian Büsser and Friends

After decades conforming to the rules of corporate watchmaking, Max Büsser broke the chains and started a rebellion in 2005; a rebellion called MB&F - Maximilian Büsser & Friends.

MB&F is an artistic concept laboratory based around a simple idea: to assemble collectives of independant watchmaking professionals to develop radical watches - Horological or Legacy Machines. By nurturing teams of talented individuals, harnessing their passion and creativity and crediting each person's essential role, MB&F uses their synergy to become much greater than the sum of its parts. Respecting tradition, but never constrained by it, MB&F reinterprets traditional, high-quality watchmaking into three-dimensional kinetic sculptures.

While MB&F’s futuristic Horological Machines have a firm foundation in the very best of traditional horology, Büsser wanted to pay homage to that rich tradition by imagining the type of timepieces he might create if he had been born 100 years earlier, i.e. 1867 instead of 1967. This gave birth to the more classic Legacy Machine collection. First launched in 2015, LM Perpetual reinvented the perpetual calendar and won the Best Calendar Watch Prize at the GPHG (Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève) one year later.

After decades conforming to the rules of corporate watchmaking, Max Büsser broke the chains and started a rebellion in 2005; a rebellion called MB&F - Maximilian Büsser & Friends.

MB&F is an artistic concept laboratory based around a simple idea: to assemble collectives of independant watchmaking professionals to develop radical watches - Horological or Legacy Machines. By nurturing teams of talented individuals, harnessing their passion and creativity and crediting each person's essential role, MB&F uses their synergy to become much greater than the sum of its parts. Respecting tradition, but never constrained by it, MB&F reinterprets traditional, high-quality watchmaking into three-dimensional kinetic sculptures.

While MB&F’s futuristic Horological Machines have a firm foundation in the very best of traditional horology, Büsser wanted to pay homage to that rich tradition by imagining the type of timepieces he might create if he had been born 100 years earlier, i.e. 1867 instead of 1967. This gave birth to the more classic Legacy Machine collection. First launched in 2015, LM Perpetual reinvented the perpetual calendar and won the Best Calendar Watch Prize at the GPHG (Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève) one year later.

Specifications

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ENGINE

Fully integrated perpetual calendar developed for MB&F by Stephen McDonnell, featuring dial-side complication and mechanical processor system architecture with inbuilt safety mechanism;
Manual winding with double mainspring barrels;
Bespoke 14 mm balance wheel with traditional regulating screws visible on top of the movement;
Superlative hand finishing throughout respecting 19th century style; internal bevel angles highlighting hand craft; polished bevels; Geneva waves; hand-made engravings;
Frequency: 2.5Hz (18,000 bph);
581 components, 41 jewels.



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CASE

Palladium 950;
Water resistance: 30 m / 90' / 3 ATM;
Sapphire crystals on top and display back treated with anti-reflective coating on both faces.


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DIMENSIONS

44 mm x 17.5 mm

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DISPLAY

Hours, minutes, day, date, month, retrograde leap year and power reserve indicators.

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POWER RESERVE

72 hours.

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STRAP & BUCKLE

Brown hand-stitched alligator strap with gold folding buckle matching case material.

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EDITION

Limited to 25 pieces.

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