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LM2 RED GOLD BLUE

Legacy Machine No.2's dual flying balance wheels, suspended high above the dial, may at first appear very contemporary, even futuristic. But make no mistake; LM2 is a timepiece tracing its lineage back over 250 years.

LM2 pays homage to one of the rarest mechanisms in watchmaking history: the dual regulator. While the levitated oscillating balance wheels are the first to catch and hold the viewer's gaze, it is the large planetary differential sitting proud of the dial that is the real heart of LM2.

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 is the last LM2 Red Gold Blue remaining on the market. It is available at our retail partner The Hour Glass.

159‘000 CHF

SGD

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Description

The Legacy Machine collection celebrates complications from past masters, and complications don’t come much more intriguing than connecting two regulators with a differential to drive one time indication. Nor do past masters come more “masterful” than Abraham-Louis Breguet (1747-1823), Ferdinand Berthoud (1727-1807) and Antide Janvier (1751-1835), three men united by their inventive genius and their experimentations with dual regulators. MB&F celebrates their pioneering works with Legacy Machine No.2 and its double “flying” balance wheels.

The advantage of using a planetary differential is that the two balances beat at their natural rate, with the differential supplying the average of the two completely independent frequencies. This provides a rate with fewer variations.

The LM2 movement was developed for MB&F by Jean-François Mojon, joined by independent master watchmaker Kari Voutilainen who assumed responsibility for ensuring the historical accuracy of the style and specifying the finishing. A finely engraved blue sun-ray pattern on top of the movement plate (dial side) subtly catches the eye at certain angles without distracting attention from the pure white sub dial, flying balances and raised differential. But it is in the style and finish of the bridges and plates visible through the display on the back of the movement that Voutilainen has excelled in providing exquisite historical fidelity, expressed by the shapes of the elegantly curved bridges, as well as the traditionally wide spaces between the bridges.

LM2 RED GOLD BLUE

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 Legacy Machine collection. With its two flying balances, raised planetary differential, historical bridge designs and classical fine-finishing, LM2 celebrates historical dual regulator watches.


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 Legacy Machine collection. With its two flying balances, raised planetary differential, historical bridge designs and classical fine-finishing, LM2 celebrates historical dual regulator watches.


Specifications

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DISPLAY

Hours and minutes on subdial placed at 12 o'clock

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POWER RESERVE

Manual winding
45 hours

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ENGINE

Three-dimensional horological movement developed exclusively for MB&F by Jean-François Mojon and Kari Voutilainen
Two fully independent flying balance wheels and escapements
Planetary differential transmists the average rate of the two regulators to the single gear train
Manual winding with single mainspring barrel
Frequency: 2.5 Hz (18,000bph)
241 components, 44 jewels

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CASE

18k red gold
45 components
High domed sapphire crystal on top and sapphire crystal on back, both with anti-reflective coating on both sides

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DIMENSIONS

44 mm x 20 mm

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STRAP & BUCKLE 

Black hand-stitched alligator strap with 18k red gold folding buckle

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EDITION

Limited edition of 12 pieces
Individually numbered: piece no. 6/12

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