MB&F was established in 2005 and is the first horological concept laboratory in history. The critically acclaimed Horological and Legacy Machines demonstrate the authenticity of traditional watchmaking and the Founder and Creative Director Maximilian Büsser’s vision of creating 3-D kinetic art by deconstructing traditional watchmaking.
Its newest timepiece, the Legacy Machine Split Escapement, was created with an active lifestyle in mind. The LM Split Escapement EVO is available in a new finish with an icy-cool light blue dial plate and grey sub-dials. The EVO concept expands on the collection’s initial edition by suspending the movement inside the casing using a “FlexRing” mechanism that is a world first and dampens the kinds of vertical and horizontal shocks experienced during real-world excursions. Additionally, the entire mechanism is turned 30 degrees clockwise, completely altering the watch’s symmetry and giving it a new character. The manual-winding, 298-component calibre has an easy-to-use, foolproof rapid date-changing technology and double barrels that supply a 72-hour power reserve.
The movement is intriguing, with Super-LumiNova on the numerals and hands and a custom 14mm balance wheel with conventional regulating screws. The timepiece is endowed with an enigmatic appeal thanks to the collection’s balance frequency of 2.5 Hz and power reserve of 72 hours.
A continuation of the success of MB&F’s M.A.D.Galleries, the second edition is specifically for the MB&F LAB in Beverly Hills. The timepiece has metallic blue subdials and a striking black base plate. The elegant timepiece features a power-reserve indicator and a push-button next to the dial for a quick date adjustment. With a casing made of grade 5 titanium, the collection is distinctively alluring. The heritage machine’s split escapement appears to oscillate on its own without consuming any noticeable energy. The escapement’s anchor and escape wheel, which are concealed on the other side of the movement, are the only remaining essential components that give the mechanism its driving impulse.
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