Introducing: The MB&F Legacy Machine FlyingT, The First MB&F Machine Devoted To Girls

Fast Take

MB&F has lengthy been a cult favourite amongst watch fanatics. Max Büsser’s artistic and imaginative designs paired with wonderful watchmaking depart lasting impressions on anybody who has the distinction of seeing the watches in particular person. Even in case you are a traditionalist, equivalent to myself, you possibly can’t assist however fall in love with these quirky and distinctive timepieces. Ever for the reason that founding of MB&F again in 2004, the entire watches have been “made” for males (with none specific branding, so to talk) till now. MB&F has created their first devoted ladies’s piece – the Legacy Time Machine FlyingT (the T is brief for Tourbillon). 

The Legacy Machine FlyingT is the primary devoted women’ watch from MB&F.

The LM FlyingT is available in a spherical, white gold case with an exaggerated domed crystal. Just like the LM101, the flying tourbillon cage and motion are stacked within the heart of the dial with a single diamond stone on the prime that strikes with the tourbillon’s rotation. The motion beats at a charge of two.5 Hz (18,000vph). The dial? A small plate positioned at a 50-degree angle in order that solely the wearer can learn it. Which I can solely guess is a throwback to one among my favourite classic designs – the Van Cleef & Arpels Cadenas. 

The watch itself is available in three variations which might be all white gold and set with diamonds: one with a black lacquer dial plate; one with a dial plate and case absolutely set with brilliant-cut diamonds; and one with a dial plate and case each absolutely set with baguette-cut diamonds. The case measures 38.5mm and is 20mm thick (as a result of domed crystal). 

The watch options an automatic flying tourbillon stacked within the heart of the timepiece; the extra top permits the usage of a Breguet overcoil.

Preliminary Ideas

If you already know me in any respect, you already know I really like gem-set watches. You may also know that I like to put on easy males’s watches. Nonetheless, every so often I’m moved by a women’ watches, and that is a kind of situations. And what a watch it’s! I’ve long-admired Max Büsser’s work; he’s extremely proficient, artistic, and actually heat in particular person (try his interview on HODINKEE Radio). So it comes as no shock to me that he utilized the identical modern ideas to his first women’ watch as his different horological items.  

The LM FlyingT is every part you can need in a sophisticated women’ watch. First and most significantly, you possibly can truly put on it. It’s possible you’ll chortle, however I’ve tried on many women’ watches that you could’t actually put on. Secondly, it’s truly difficult with a flying tourbillon centered in the midst of the dial (as I discussed, much like the Legacy Machines). Third, it has many considerate particulars that separate it from the pack, just like the rotor, handset, and tilted dial. It’s clear that MB&F thought lengthy and laborious about this watch and the way they wished to make their debut into the women’ market. Additionally did you see the purple gold solar rotor? And the serpentine blued gold handset (or as I wish to name them, squiggle hands)? It is all within the particulars for this beautiful watch. Moreover that, I can think about there are a couple of guys on the market who would gladly put on this watch (cough, Jack). The watch begins at $115,000 for the black lacquer model, $145,000 for the pavé-diamond-set model, and $315,000 for the baguette-diamond-set model.  

The sun-form rotor in purple gold – one of many many considerate particulars of this watch. 

The Fundamentals

Model: MB&F
Mannequin: Legacy Machine FlyingT

Diameter: 38.5mm
Thickness: 20mm
Case Materials: White gold
Dial Colour: Black lacquer or diamond-set
Indexes: NA
Lume: NA
Water Resistance: NA
Strap/Bracelet: Leather-based strap

This instance incorporates a pavé-set diamond dial with black lacquer dial at a 50-degree angle, permitting solely the wearer to inform the time. 

The Motion

Caliber: Automatic Flying Tourbillon
Features: Time solely
Energy Reserve: 100 hours
Winding: Automatic
Frequency: 2.5Hz (18,000vph)
Jewels: 30
Further Particulars: 280 parts

Pricing & Availability

Value: $115,000 for the lacquer model, $145,000 for the pavé diamond model, and $315,000 for the baguette diamond model.
Restricted Version: No

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