MB&F has released its smallest watch to date with the company’s first in-house designed movement in the Legacy Machine 101.
The Legacy Machine 101 is a 40mm addition to the LM collection that has spawned two other models, the LM1 and LM2, as well as a special edition in collaboration with Chinese artist Xia Hang.
While collaboration is at the heart of the Maximillian Busser & Friends concept, which sees Busser work with other horologists to develop new concepts, the Legacy Machine 101 features the company’s first movement to be entirely developed in-house. Finishing of the movement is carried out by famed independent watchmaker Kari Voutilainen.
The Legacy Machine design places the essence of timekeeping, the balance wheel, front and centre in the middle of the dial, under a domed crystal, supported by two curved braces. The movement beats at a sedate 18,000vph.
Two brilliant white subdials, created using multiple layers of lacquer, sit proud of the sunray finished top plate. The larger of the two indicates hours and minutes while the second displays the level of power remaining in the 45-hour power reserve.
A second domed crystal covers the back of the watch, which serves to reduce the thickness of the caseband and apparent thickness of the watch, displays the hand-finished movement.
The Swiss retail price of the LM101 is CHF52,000 (£35,033) excluding taxes.