A superlative watch inspired by the most brilliant minds of the early XX century

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Legacy Machine N°1 Final edition is an extraordinary work of art produced by the creativity and forward-thinking genius of Maximilian Büsser and Friends

Legacy Machine No. 1 was conceived when Maximilian Büsser started fantasising: “What would have happened if I had been born in 1867 instead of 1967?”

The talented minds of MB&F have completely revolutionized the concept of traditional watchmaking and turned the highest craftsmanship into futuristic unconventional timepieces, with beautifully finished movements and three-dimensional cases, termed “Machines”.

Inspired by the greatest inventions and the most brilliant inventors of the early XX century, as well as by the elegant pocket watches of that time, Maximillian Büsser wanted his machine to be rounded, three-dimensional, with a traditional and yet futuristic look.

And so it was that Legacy Machine No.1 was born

 

Legacy Machine no. 1 by MB&F - Luxury Watchmaking

Legacy Machine N° 1 by MB&F

 

A large, 14mm “flying” balance wheel, unique vertical power reserve indicator, and dual time zones, which are completely independent, are the main features of this visionary masterpiece.

It is the first piece of work by MB&F to combine the finest-finished movement, created by Jean-François Mojon and Kari Voutilainen, with a round case, and can therefore be considered a tribute to traditional watchmaking; it epitomizes the authentic, three-dimensional MB&F Machine.

It is no surprise then, that LM1 was awarded the Public Prize (voted by horology fans) and the Best Men’s Watch Prize (voted by a jury) at the 2012 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève.

 

Legacy Machine no 1 by MB&F - Luxury Watchmaking

Legacy Machine N° 1 by MB&F

 

Some specifications about this wonderful Machine

The Case, with dimensions of 44×16 mm, is available in:

  • 18k red gold
  • 18k white gold
  • a limited edition of 33 pieces in platinum
  • a limited edition of 13 pieces for the M.A.D. Gallery Dubai in titanium
  • as a final edition limited to 18 pieces in stainless steel
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The engine boasts superlative hand finishing which respects the style of the 19th century, and is comprised of 279 components and 23 jewels.

The three-dimensional horological movement has been developed for MB&F by Jean-François Mojon and Kari Voutilainen.

 

 

 

How does it work

The superb machine features a unique vertical power reserve, indicates hours and minutes, and offers completely independent dual time zones displayed on two dials.

There is a left crown at 8 o’clock for setting time of the left dial and a right crown at 4 o’clock for setting time of the right dial and winding.

Legacy Machine N°1 Final edition is an extraordinary work of art produced by the creativity and forward-thinking genius of Maximilian Büsser and Friends, bringing the LM1 series to a close.

Once again, the talented creators of MB&F have succeeded in reinterpreting traditional high-quality watchmaking into three-dimensional kinetic sculptures.

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