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MB&F Certified Pre-Owned

LM101 RED GOLD FROST

The LM101 limited 'frosted' editions were introduced in 2015, one year after MB&F launched the Legacy Machine 101. The LM101 Frost sparkles thanks to light reflecting off its microscopically uneven frosted surface.

This LM101 Red Gold Frost was limited to just 33 pieces worldwide. 

As you would expect, our curated MB&F Certified Pre-Owned timepieces go through a full check-up at our workshop in Geneva, where our watchmakers clean, polish, check water resistance, movement functions, time regulation. If necessary, we restore using our own original parts. And we ship the piece to you anywhere in the world, free of charge.

Local customs duties and other taxes applicable in the country of delivery are borne by the buyer.

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Description

First presented in 2014, the Legacy Machine 101 embodies and accentuates what is essential in a wristwatch: the balance wheel, which is responsible for regulating precision; how much power remains in the mainspring, which indicates when it needs to be next wound; and of course, the time. With the new ‘Frost’ limited editions, these essential LM101 elements now contrast magnificently against the effervescent backdrop of the frosted gold dial − which paradoxically is not really a dial at all, but the top plate of the movement. Additional contrast is provided by the Frost's highly polished bezel and lugs, which make the matte surface of the frosted dial really pop.



Movement: Manual winding
Material: 18K red gold
Limited Edition: 7/33
Crafted: 2017
Condition: Mint with a new strap
Service: Refurbished case and buckle, movement serviced
Warranty: 2 years
Box and papers: Included

LM101 RED GOLD FROST

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 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 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 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 in-house by MB&F;
Movement aesthetics and finish specifications by 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;
Balance frequency: 18,000bph/2.5Hz;
229 components, 23 jewels;
Frosted dialplate, superlative hand finishing throughout respecting 19th century style.

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CASE

18K red gold;
High domed sapphire crystal on top and box sapphire crystal on back, both with anti-reflective coating on both sides;
35 components.

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POWER RESERVE

Manual winding with single mainspring barrel;
45 hours.

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DISPLAY

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

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DIMENSIONS

40 mm x 16 mm.

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STRAP & BUCKLE 

Brown hand-stitched alligator strap with 18K red gold buckle matching the case.

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EDITION

Limited edition of 33 pieces.
Individually numbered: piece no. 7/33.

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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

LM101 RED GOLD FROST

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