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LEGACY MACHINE N°1 PLATINUM

Legacy Machine No.1 was first launched in 2011, opening up the Legacy Machine collection, with its own distinct design philosophy: what would MB&F have created a century ago? The result is a tribute to the great innovators of traditional watchmaking: a round case, white lacquer dials with an enamel-like gloss, Roman numerals, classically finished movement plates and bridges decorated with Geneva stripes and mirror-bright polished chamfers

But there are a few twists: the distinctive features of LM1 are the large 14mm “flying” balance wheel, its one-of-a-kind vertical power reserve indicator and the completely independent dual time zones.

Worldwide shipping is offered free of charge. Local customs duties and other taxes applicable in the country of delivery are borne by the buyer.

This LM1 Platinum edition was limited to only 33 pieces. This is the last piece remaining on the market, available at our retail partner Cellini.

106‘000 CHF

USD

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Description

Legacy Machine N°1 offers completely independent dual time zones: both the hours AND the minutes on both dials can be set to any time desired via their respective crowns. Complementing the three-dimensionality of the oversized 14mm balance wheel floating in space, the dual white laquered dials with their bright blue gold hands float above the top of the movement. 

Looking like a miniature sextant, a world-first vertical power reserve indicator keeps track of available power.

Legacy Machine No.1 was awarded the Public Prize (voted for by horology fans) and the Best Men’s Watch Prize (voted for by the jury) at the 2012 Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève.



LM1's transcendental in-house movement bears testimony to the enormous talent of its creators. Jean-François Mojon and his team at Chronode (Best Watchmaker Prize at the 2010 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève) met the considerable challenge of developing the calibre for LM1 from a blank sheet, while acclaimed independent watchmaker Kari Voutilainen took responsibility for the aesthetic design and for strictly ensuring the utmost respect for tradition and finish. With Legacy Machine No.1, MB&F has reinterpreted traditional 19h century watchmaking excellence to create a contemporary, three-dimensional objet d'art.

LEGACY MACHINE N°1 PLATINUM

The Creator

Maximilian Büsser and Friends

After decades confirming 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, initiated with Legacy Machine No.1.

After decades confirming 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, initiated with Legacy Machine No.1.

Specifications

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ENGINE

Three-dimensional horological movement developed 100% for MB&F by Jean-François Mojon and Kari Voutilainen
Bespoke 14mm balance wheel with four traditional regulating screws floating above the movement and dials
Balance spring: traditional Breguet curve terminating in mobile stud holder
Frequency: 2.5 Hz (18,000bph)
279 components, 23 jewels
Gold chatons with polished countersinks ; superlative hand finishing throughout respecting 19th century style; internal bevel angles highlighting hand craft; polished bevels; hand-made engravings


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DISPLAY

Hours and minutes
Completely independent dual time zones displayed on two dials
Unique vertical power reserve
Left crown at 8 o'clock for setting time of left dial;
right crown at 4 o'clock for setting time of right dial and winding

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POWER RESERVE

Manual winding with single mainspring barrel
45 hours

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CASE

Platinum 950
Updated version with polished bezel and lugs
High domed sapphire crystal on top and sapphire crystal on back, with anti-reflective coating on both sides

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DIMENSIONS

44 mm x 16 mm

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STRAP & BUCKLE

Black hand-stitched alligator strap with platinum pin buckle.

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EDITION

Limited edition of 33 pieces
Individually numbered: piece no. 3/33

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