MB&F expands FlyingT collection with an onyx edition

The watch brand has expanded its successful FlyingT collection with a new addition: the LM FlyingT Onyx.

MB&F has expanded the FlyingT collection with a new addition: the LM FlyingT Onyx, featuring a black gemstone encased in an 18k yellow gold case.

MB&F first launced the Legacy Machine FlyingT collection in 2019 in three editions, all in white gold and set with diamonds. These were followed by two limited editions in 18K red gold and platinum, shedding their diamonds but featuring guilloché dial plates.

Since 2020, MB&F’s FlyingT collection has also hosted a special gemstone dial every year, with editions in Lapis Lazuli, Malachite, Tiger Eye and ‘Cœur de Rubis’ (anyolite).

The FlyingT’s lugs frame the onyx under a dome of sapphire crystal rising from the domed bezel.

At the 7 o’clock position, the hours and minutes are indicated by a pair of serpentine hands on a subdial inclined at 50°, visible only by the wearer.

Centre-stage is the 60-second flying tourbillon projects like a column, driven by energy generated by a sun-shaped automatic winding rotor with sculpted rays.

With a compact 38.5mm case, the watch delivers four days (100 hours) of power reserve and is water resistant up to 30m. A calf or alligator leather strap is available with gold or platinum pin buckle to match the case.

The new timepiece’s retail price is CHF 114,000 (£99,818) + VAT.

MB&F’s managing director Maximilian Büsser commented on the inspiration for the watch: “I wanted LM FlyingT to reflect the personality and qualities of the women of my family, particularly my mother. It had to combine supreme elegance with tremendous vitality.

“The column-like structure of the flying tourbillon was very important to me as I felt very strongly that women form the pillar of humanity.

“At the same time, there is another layer of meaning coming in from the sun-shaped rotor, which incorporates the element of life-giving, a source of sustenance which we gravitate towards and around.”

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