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Introducing the MB&F Legacy Machine 101

MB&F has unveiled its latest horological machine, the Legacy Machine 101.

May 08, 2014 | By Anakin

 has unveiled its latest horological machine, the Legacy Machine 101.


With an intention “to capture the very essence of the Legacy line” (which include the Legacy Machine 1 and Legacy Machine 2), MB&F describes the new LM101 is the most classic, purest Legacy variation to date.

The new Legacy Machine clear shares DNA with the line, but at 40mm the case is -4mm vs. the prior LMs, and it is simpler in that it has only one subsidiary dial for the time and another for the power reserve.

However, the magnificent 14mm flying balance wheel again takes center stage. There’s one more very special feature: the Legacy Machine 101 houses the very first movement developed entirely in-house by MB&F.

While award-winning independent watchmaker Kari Voutilainen took responsibility for the movement’s fines finishing and fidelity to the horological past, its architecture and construction are 100% pure MB&F.

Legacy Machine 101

The dial continues with what we first saw in the LM1 with the center-set, suspended 14mm balance wheel — though it is even more prominent inside a 40mm case than than a 44m.  And the vertical power reserve gauge of the LM1 is replaced by a small enamel subdial for power reserve.

The caliber has a 45 hour power reserve, with dial-side escapement and bespoke flying balance wheel with four regulating screws.  It beats at 18,000bph/2.5Hz, and in total comprises 229 components.

LM101 is available in red gold or white gold. Prices start at $59,000 and the first ones are expected by the end of June.

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