MB&F has extended its Legacy Machine 101 collection with new colorful dial plates and the addition of a stainless steel model alongside editions in red or white gold.
A tweak to the aesthetic sees the reworking of the watch’s bezel, slightly larger subdials and removing the engraving of Legacy Machine from the dial so that its suspended flying balance wheel with a double hairspring is given more prominence.
The three dimensional LM101 is dominated by the balance wheel, suspended from highly polished arches, which mesmerically oscillates above the dial.
Time is shown with blued-gold hours and minutes hands on a pristine white dial at 2 o’clock and a second white subdial at 6 o’clock has a 45 hour counter for the power reserve.
The back of MB&F’s LM101 is almost as striking, with a wide screen view of the Kari Voutilainen-styled horological movement that was developed in-house by MB&F.
LM101 was first launched in 18ct red or white gold, then in two limited ‘Frost’ editions with frosted finishing (18 and 33 pieces), followed by limited editions of 33 pieces in platinum 950 and 18 pieces in palladium.
The 2021 versions, measuring 40mm across and 16mm in height, are available in 18ct white gold with a purple dial plate, 18ct red gold with a royal blue dial plate, and stainless steel with a light blue dial.
The stainless steel piece is $56,000 / €46,000 + tax); white and red gold models are $68,000 / €55,000 + tax).