Legacy Machine LM2 | red gold
by Mojon & Voutilainen
Like Philippe Dufour’s Duality, the Legacy Machine LM2 features two independent balances in a single movement. The two escapements function independently, using a differential gear system to produce a single averaged rate for the two balances. The two “flying” balances are fully independent regulating systems, each beating at its own rate, with a planetary differential supported by a double-arc, mirror-polished bridge, averaging their rates. The balances (and their respective escapements) are identical, with their resulting average timing rates transferred to the gear train, which displays the time.
The goal of the Legacy Machine series was to create a tribute to fine and antique watchmaking of the past, and combine it with the forward-facing, creative finesse of MB&F. A nod to the past is largely achieved through the classical, round shape of the case, sized at 44mm, and the finishing of the movement. The engravings, Geneva waves, internal beveled and polished angles and countersunk blued screws all highlight the superlative hand-finishing of traditional, 19th-century watchmaking.
That being said, MB&F’s progressive, avant-garde style is apparent, most notably through the unique double “flying” balances unique to the LM2, floating above the movement and dial. These bespoke wheels measure 11mm, with four traditional regulating screws, separating themselves from the manual-winding, single mainspring barrel movement beneath. The unique architecture of the Legacy Machine LM2 is emphasised through the high-domed sapphire crystal that has been coated with an anti-reflective material, making the watch 20mm high in total and creating true presence on the wrist. A pristine white, stretched-lacquer, sub-dial is found at 12 o’clock, displaying hours and minutes using blued-gold hands, whilst the dial is decorated with a sun-ray pattern, and engraved with the words “Legacy Machine”.
This manual-winding, red-gold MB&F Legacy Machine LM2 (02R35511) is accompanied by a Certified Preowned guarantee from MB&F, noting the watch was originally delivered from their Geneva workshops on 27th September, 2013. The watch comes on its original brown alligator strap, with matching red-gold tang buckle. A Collected Man offers a complimentary service from the brand, within twelve months of purchase.
Viewings can be arranged in Central London by appointment.
|Model:||Legacy Machine LM2|
|Movement:||mechanical manual-winding, double "flying" balances|
|Functions:||time-only: hours, minutes|
|Features:||display back, blue steel hands|
|Case:||44 mm 18-carat red gold|
|Crystal:||sapphire front and back|
|Bracelet:||brown stitched alligator strap with rose-gold tang buckle|
|Year:||27th September, 2013|
|Box & papers:||original box, manual and MB&F's 'Preowned Certificate '|
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