MB&F Legacy Machine No. 1 | MB&F | rose gold

Regular price £42,500
Brand: MB&F
Model: Legacy Machine 1 - 20.DRRTL.R
Movement: manual-winding - Sowind base
Case material: 18-carat rose gold
Case size: 44 mm
Crystal: sapphire
Bracelet/strap: brown stitched alligator strap with rose gold tang buckle
Functions: Time-only: Dual time-zone hours and minutes, power reserve display
Features: Display Back, blue steel hands
This rare, manual winding rose gold MB&F Legacy Machine No.1 is in mint condition and comes as a full set, with box and papers. This watch is the result of a collaboration between MB&F, the famed watchmaker Kari Voutilainen and Jean François Mojon. The latter's creative watchmaking company, Chronode, was responsible for the development of the Legacy Machine No.1’s movement.

The goal of the Legacy Machine No.1 was to create a tribute to the fine and antique watchmaking of the past, and combine it with the forward-looking spirit of MB&F. The nod to the past was largely achieved through the classical round case of the watch, sized at 44mm, and the finishing of the movement. The engravings, Geneva waves and the internal bevelled and polished angles all highlight the skilled handcraft of traditional watchmaking.

That being said, the design of the forward-thinking nature of MB&F is apparent, most notably through the central balance wheel that has been placed in the front of the watch, floating above the movement and the dials. The very large, bespoke, 14 mm balance wheel, with four traditional regulating screws is striking, separating itself from the manual-winding, single mainspring barrel movement beneath. The unique architecture of the Legacy Machine No.1 is further emphasised through the high-domed sapphire crystal that has been coated with anti-reflective material, creating a very real presence on the wrist. Compounding to this, there is an innovative, three-dimensional linear power reserve indicator at 6 o’clock.

The Legacy Machine No.1 features a dual-time zone complication. The two are completely independent of each another, with two dials and independent setting crowns at 4 and 8 o’clock, making it a highly usable travel watch. Many travel watches or world timers cannot take into account half-hour time zones for countries like India and parts of Australia, but with the independent times on the two dials, the Legacy Machine No.1 is able to. This MB&F has highly contrasted blued gold hands. that allows for maximum legibility when reading the time.

The watch has a power reserve of 45 hours and comes on its original brown faded alligator strap, with matching red gold tang buckle.

Viewings can be arranged in Central London by appointment.
Condition: A+
Warranty: 24 months warranty from MB&F
Box: original box
Paperwork: original paperwork
Availability: now
UK Delivery: free next day
Overseas delivery: 3-5 working days
Returns: 14 days
Price: £45,000

All of our pre-owned watches have undergone thorough mechanical inspections, including being ultrasonically cleaned, serviced and resealed if appropriate and tested for at least four days, to ensure they meet our highest timekeeping standards. Our pre-owned and vintage watches are covered by a full, or a limited twenty-four month warranty. For example, due to their age, some vintage watches should not be subjected to the same conditions as when they were new. Please see our Terms & Conditions for further information. 

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If ordering from the UK or Europe before 1 PM, your watch will be sent the same working day. The courier will depend on the value of the watch, with all watches delivered the next working day.

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You can cancel your order without giving any reason, within 14 days from the day the watch has been delivered to you.