More exclusive close-ups of the MB&F Legacy Machine

MB&F unveiled the Legacy Machine 1 yesterday and this blog was the first to present close-up photographs of the actual LM1, rather than just stock images. Here are more photos of the LM1 that detail the quirkily attractive dial and wonderful movement finishing.

Created by Voutilainen and Mojon, but finished by specialist finishing firm CL Rochat, the movement is gorgeously finished. Though it is obviously a 21st century creation, it is styled in the manner of vintage pocket watches, as was Max’s goal. A more detailed opinion of the movement can be found in yesterday’s article.

For the technically inclined, here are the movement specs:

LM 1 Engine:

Three-dimensional horological movement developed 100% for MB&F by Chronode and created by Jean-Fran├žois Mojon and Kari Voutilainen

Manual winding with single mainspring barrel

Power reserve: 45 hours

Balance wheel: 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

Number of components: 279 Number of jewels: 23

Chatons: gold chatons with polished countersinks

Fine finishing: superlative hand finishing throughout respecting 19th century style; internal bevel angles highlighting hand craft; polished bevels; Geneva waves; hand-made engravings This clip captures the domed crystal of the watch and enormous balance wheel nicely.

Enjoy the photos. 


The LM1 in white gold

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