MB&F : Superstars


Legacy Machine No 2 Titanium

CASE : Titanium Ti-6Al-4V alloy (grade 5) SIZE : 44mm x 19mm

DIAL : PE-CVD-treated green dial

MOVEMENT : Three-dimensional horological movement developed exclusively for MB&F by Jean-François Mojon at Chronode, and Kari Voutilainen ; manual winding with single mainspring barrel ; balance frequency : 18,000bph/2.5Hz

POWER RESERVE : 45 hours

FUNCTIONS : Hours and minutes, Planetary differential transmits the average rate of the two regulators to the single gear train

STRAP : Black hand-stitched alligator strap


Maximilian Büsser, Kari Voutilainen and Jean-François Mojon. Three superstars of contemporary watchmaking unite in paying tribute to three of the greatest horological masters of the 18th and 19th centuries. Such is the prodigious cast for the latest installment in the magnificent Legacy Machines saga. This new interpretation of the LM2, now available in Ti-6AI-4V, an alloy used in aerospace applications, is adorned with a dial in a truly fabulous shade. The PE-CVD treatment – serving to apply a thin layer of transparent color without concealing the remarkable underlying snailed effect – creates a mesmerizing effect through perpetually changing iridescent sheens and hues of green and blue. On display at the center of this new stage-setting are the distinctive levitated double balance wheels, delicately celebrating the historical dual regulators and appearing here with even slimmer redesigned bridges. Beneath their incessant oscillations, one can admire a glimpse of the true heart of this complex mechanism. Playing the role of virtuoso “conductor” displaying brilliant mastery of time, a spherical differential sets the tempo and guides the oscillations of the two balances in creating a truly unified music of time. The movement showcases the full force of watchmaking tradition, vividly reminding us of the extraordinary heritage passed down by historical watchmakers. Gold chatons, Geneva waves, deliberately complex mirror-polished bevels : the gaze meanders freely through a festival of textures and light effects that will thrill the most demanding connoisseurs. Even a certain Philippe Dufour is apparently impressed…

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