reguet top ring, and a movable stud holder. The latest version is equipped with double hairsprings, which first appeared in the LM101 Performance Art version jointly launched by MB&F x H. Moser & Cie in 2020. If you think the balance wheel of Legacy Machine N°1 looks impressive, it looks bigger in the smaller diameter setting of the LM101.
Dial and display: Although the LM101’s animated floating balance wheel is visually dominant, the perfect white time (hours and minutes) dial and power reserve display are both beautiful and clear and easy to read, thanks to the contrasting blue Pointer.
Complementing the three-dimensionality of the balance wheel floating in space, the white dial and bright blue gold hands float above the top of the movement. The dial is slightly arched, with a translucent, high-gloss luster, using a lacquer process, in which multiple layers of lacquer are applied and heated to stretch it on the surface of the dial.
In order to ensure the aesthetic purity of the dial, the complex fixation below eliminates the need for visually eye-catching connecting screws. Exquisite gold surrounds each dial, elegantly enhancing their timeless classicism. mens replica watch
Fine processing and historical legitimacy: Although the movement is completely developed in-house, the highly acclaimed master watchmaker Kari Voutilainen is responsible for ensuring the historical accuracy of the movement’s bridge design and fine processing.
The finely engraved sun ray pattern on the top of the movement plate (dial side) cleverly attracts the eye at certain angles without distracting the attention of the white dial with time and power reserve indication and the floating floating balance wheel. But it is through the display on the back of the movement that the style and finish of the splints and splints can be seen. Kari Voutilainen excels at providing exquisite historical fidelity in the elegantly curved splint shape and the traditionally wide space between the splints and the splints. . Between the perimeter of the bridge and the case.
The extra-large ruby jewels on the back of the movement are set in a highly polished gold countersunk head, creating a sharp visual contrast with the Geneva waves. While providing the historical connection with the large-scale jewelry in the high-end antique pocket watch movement, the ruby bearing has practical applications in reducing wear/increasing life by accommodating large-diameter pinions and accommodating more lubricating oil. Legacy Machine N°1
Frost version of the frosted finish: At the end of the 18th and early 19th centuries, the frosting was produced by treating the components with a special acid mixture and then heating them on an open flame (which could go wrong). The result is a silvery white effect that looks similar to frost and protects the surface from oxidation; this is important when watches and clocks are not waterproof at all.
As watchmakers pay more and more attention to the potential hazards associated with strong acids, people have explored alternative methods. The most effective method—in terms of surface quality—is to brush the surface very carefully with a wire brush. However, it is extremely difficult to obtain uniform results, because a slightly higher pressure or too long brushing time will quickly damage the required matte surface and uneven polishing.
Today, few artisans have the skills and experience required to make traditional frosted finishes, and they keep their secrets strictly. Modern and traditional brushed sanding actually sands the surface (compresses the metal without removing the material), creating a finish that is difficult to engrave by hand.
Inspiration and realization: MB&F’s Legacy Machines was conceived when Maximilian Büsser began to fantasize: “What would happen if I was born in 1867 instead of 1967? In the early 1900s, the first watch appeared, I thought Create 3D machines for the wrist. No Grendizers, Star Wars or fighter jets inspired me, but I have pocket watches, Eiffel Tower, and Jules Verne. So, what do my early 20-ton machines look like? They have to It’s circular (traditional) and three-dimensional (MB&F machine): traditional machines are the answer.”
Maximilian Busser has a long affinity with pocket watches of the 18th and 19th centuries. Almost all the complication of clocks and watches we see today are not only imagined in that period, they are all developed using paper and pen (no complicated computer programs), and the components are using-according to today’s standards-rather primitive machines ( It is produced without electricity), with extremely high precision and meticulously completed, assembled and adjusted to an incredible high quality. We are still working hard to match today. Compared with modern watches, their large size allows for a neat movement structure with beautifully shaped bridges and bridges.
Although MB&F’s futuristic watch machines have a solid foundation on the best foundations of traditional watches, Büsser wanted to pay tribute to this rich tradition by imagining the types of watches he might have created if he was born 100 years earlier. With its large and stable balance wheel, domed dial, historic bridge design and classic fine decoration, Legacy Machines is the crystallization of modern and traditional elegance of this dream.