TZ Blogs May 8, 2014 Timezone Feature
Introducing the MB&F Legacy Machine 101
It’s been a closely held secret since Baselworld 2014, but MB&F now officially announces the Legacy Machine 101 (LM101). The LM101 case measures a classical 40mm x 16mm and houses the very first movement developed entirely in-house by MB&F. The 23-jewel, hand-wound movement is made of 229 component parts with a frequency of 18,000 bph (2.5Hz).
Visually, the LM101 is dominated by a 14mm flying balance wheel suspended by two arches above the movement and two white dials. Between the arches, the escapement is visible on top of the dial. At the top right, the hours and minutes are displayed by beautiful blued-gold hands. In a smaller subdial at 6 o’clock is the 45-hour power reserve indicator.
On the reverse, the LM101 sapphire crystal display back reveals the movement developed in-house by MB&F and created by independent watchmaker Kari Voutilainen with his sensually curved plates and bridges, and exquisite finishing. The LM101 is available in 18-carat red gold or 18-carat white gold, produced in a limited edition of 30 pieces each. Price is $59,000.
Legacy Machine 101 in 18k red gold
Sensually curved plates & bridges and hand-finishing by Kari Voutilainen
Legacy Machine 101 in 18k white gold
Fine finishing details by Kari Voutilainen
Legacy Machine 101 in 18k white gold and 18-carat white gold
A visual comparison of the new Legacy Machine 101 (40mm) and the original Legacy Machine N°1 (44mm):
Legacy Machine 101 (40mm) compared with Legacy Machine N°1 (44mm)
Legacy Machine 101 (40mm) compared with Legacy Machine No. 1 (44mm)
Photos: Paul Boutros