10 years ago, MB&F took a stand, a strong one, and set out to redefine watchmaking with four Horological Machines. The brand’s aim was simple, leave a mark in the history of watchmaking and be remember in a century as true visionaries.
“How does one go about disrupting a habit of iconoclasm? By turning to history, but not a history that we recognised. The MB&F Horological Machines came from an imagined future, so it was only natural that the Legacy Machines drew from an imagined past. Expressed differently: what would MB&F have created a century ago, during the golden age of watchmaking?” explained MB&F founder Maximilian Büsser.
10 years later, MB&F needs no introduction and every piece they release is an instant success. Today the watchmaker is presenting its latest prowess the LMX, an LM1 on steroids as described by Büsser.
it revisits and accentuates the most striking features of our first Legacy Machine. Visible at first glance under the sapphire crystal dome, fully independent dual time zones, materialised by two stretched lacquer dials that are now inclined at 50 degrees thanks to conical gears – a nod to the more recent LM FlyingT and LM Thunderdome. Last but not least, LM1’s world-premiere vertical indicator has been expanded into a three-dimensional, hemispherical power reserve indicator – and the entire display rotates, allowing you to choose between day-of-the week or numerical scales, counting down the impressive seven days of power reserve.
Inside the LMX red gold or titanium case, an entirely new movement: the eighth Legacy Machine caliber in 10 years, each one developed from scratch. Dial-side, the escapement, large wheels and polished arms of the straight bridges offer a first glimpse of the finely finished 367 components.
The new movement’s symmetrical construction can be admired by turning the LMX over, revealing the three barrels, gold chatons and various bridges with polished bevels, internal angles and Geneva waves arranged in a radiating sunray pattern.
If this is not enough to mark history, what is ?