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LM SPLIT ESCAPEMENT TITANIUM

The Legacy Machine Split Escapement was first launched in 2017 in four white gold editions with different "frosted" dials, each limited to 18 pieces. The movement developed for MB&F by Stephen McDonnell features the "Split Escapement", with the balance wheel suspended on it own above the dial, while the anchor and escapement wheel are situated under the movement.

In 2019, MB&F introduced a new limited edition of 33 pieces in grade 5 titanium, with a spectacular green CVD-treated dial. The sun-ray dial finish catches the light from alternating angles, constantly changing between blue and green hues – adding a more contemporary edition to the series.

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Description


By transporting the impulse jewel, anchor and escape wheel to the opposite end of the engine, Legacy Machine Split Escapement magnifies the visual impact of its balance, akin to an illusionist meticulously hiding all traces of the mechanisms that drive his latest show-stopping opus. And just like any other enigmatic feat of visual wonder, it’s achieved by bending some old rules and writing some new ones.

Movement: Manual winding
Material: Grade 5 Titanium
Crafted: 2019
Condition: Mint with a new strap
Service: Refurbished case and buckle, movement serviced
Warranty: 2 years
Box and papers: Included

LM SPLIT ESCAPEMENT TITANIUM

The Creator

Maximilian Büsser and Friends

After decades of 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 independent 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.

After decades of 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 independent 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.

Specifications

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ENGINE

Movement developed for MB&F by Stephen McDonnell.

Split escapement with the balance wheel suspended above the dial and the anchor under the movement.

Manual winding with double mainspring barrels.

Bespoke 14mm balance wheel with traditional regulating screws visible on top of the movement.

Superlative hand finishing throughout respecting 19th-century style; bevelled internal angles highlighting hand craft; polished bevels; Geneva waves; hand-made engravings.

Power reserve: 72 hours

Balance frequency: 2.5Hz / 18,000bph

Number of components: 314

Number of jewels: 35

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CASE

Material: Grade 5 titanium edition

Dimensions: 44mm x 17.5mm

Number of components: 49

Water resistance: 30m / 90' / 3ATM

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POWER RESERVE

Manual winding with single mainspring barrel;
72 hours.

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DISPLAY

Hours, minutes date and power reserve indicator;
Large suspended balance wheel over dial.

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DIMENSIONS

44x17,5mm

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STRAP & BUCKLE 

Brown hand-stitched alligator strap with titanium folding buckle matching the case.

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CERTIFIED PRE-OWNED

The MB&F Certified Pre-Owned label guarantees that the piece is 100% genuine and in perfect working condition, backed up by our 2-year unconditional warranty.

MB&F Certified Pre-Owned

LM SPLIT ESCAPEMENT TITANIUM

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