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WOTY 2012: Innovation – MB&F Legacy Machine No.1


Earlier this year WatchPro unveiled its Watches of the Year 2012 – the 10 winning timepieces and 90 highly commended watches that we felt boasted commercial appeal, innovation and had wowed consumers and retailers alike over the past 12 months.

Now we are showcasing a watch a day that made the cut in 2012. Today is the turn of MB&F’s most clasically-styled timepiece yet, a watch that of course hides plenty of excitement beneath the suface, while still being rather lovely to look out.

Highly Commended Innovative Watch of the Year – MB&F Legacy Machine No.1


Max Büsser is a man brimming with ideas and he loves nothing better than transporting his daydreams to your wrist.

When Büsser wondered what he would have made had he been alive in the 19th century, the answer was the Legacy Machine No. 1 – MB&F’s first traditionally-styled timepiece, but with the complication and boundary pushing expected of the horological machine maker.

Bringing in Kari Voutalainen and Jean-François Mojon, the movement of Legacy Machine No.1 was created from scratch, echoing the classic calibre designs of a century ago.

It is the first time that Voutalainen has put his name on a movement other than his own. The LM1 operates two time zones independently and has the world’s first vertical power reserve indicator, while the balance wheel has been brought to the front of the dial.



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