My love for MB&F

Today we are going to check out the newly released MB&F Legacy Maschine LM Perpetual EVO, but before we dive deep let me tell you a story.

During every baselworld my brother and me used to hangout at all the independents booths. I remember it very distinctly. We always checked out what was new. The fun we had at the indies was simply the fact that they were different. We were able to see “NEW” designs, colours and creative concepts. So every year we checked them out and among those that caught our attention was MB&F a brand so fascinating that at some point we called dibs on pieces that we will someday own.

Fast forward to 2020 – after my experience at Geneva Watch Days where yet again I had the chance to check out the novelties of these super creative independent brands. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to check out MB&F. Nevertheless I was able to leave my business card and that is why I am truly happy to be able to share this novelty.

So please enjoy these magnificent new timepieces:

The new MB&F Legacy Maschine LM Perpetual EVO

The watch is available in three variations of 15 pieces each:

  • Zirconium case with orange CVD dial plate
  • Zirconium case with blue CVD dial plate
  • Zirconium case with black PVD dial plate

ENGINE
Fully integrated perpetual calendar developed for MB&F by Stephen McDonnell,
featuring dial-side complication and mechanical processor system architecture
with inbuilt safety mechanism. Manual winding with double mainspring barrels.
Bespoke 14 mm balance wheel with traditional regulating screws visible on top
of the movement. Superlative hand finishing throughout respecting 19th century
style; internal bevel angles highlighting hand craft; polished bevels; Geneva
waves; hand-made engravings. Galvanic black dials with both SLN numerals and hands (except for the leap year
and power reserve)
FlexRing: an annular dampener fitted between case and movement, providing
shock protection along the vertical and lateral axes.
Screw down crown
Power reserve: 72 hours
Balance frequency: 18,000bph / 2.5Hz
Number of components: 581
Number of jewels: 41


FUNCTIONS/INDICATIONS
Hours, minutes, day, date, month, retrograde leap year and power reserve
indicators

CASE
Material: Zirconium
Dimensions: 44 mm x 17.5 mm
Number of components: 70
Water resistance: 80m / 8 ATM / 270 feet
SAPPHIRE CRYSTALS
Sapphire crystals on top and display back treated with anti-reflective coating on
both faces

STRAP & BUCKLE
Rubber strap with titanium folding buckle

PRICE
152.970,00€

I love the design language of the watch and the incorporation of colour. Combining the open face design, being able to see the engine that powers the watch and all the craftsmanship and design work that it included. In addition the functionality of a perpetual calendar that is still very readable due to the colour contrasts. Those of you who follow me know that I’m an absolute strap guy, so it won’t surprise you that the incorporation of a rubber strap is something I find fantastic. It adds true wearability and makes the watch look and feel more sporty and not as fragile.

This piece will surely attract attention and let me tell you that it has already sold out and a waiting list is open.

Cheers Niko

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