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MB&F Legacy Machine 101 Platinum for SIHH 2016

Marina Milojević | 01.12.16 | 10:32 AM

On the occasion of the SIHH 2016 exhibition, the house of MB&F will be releasing its popular LM101 model in platinum.

The original LM101 was launched back in 2014, in white and rose gold variants. While it still remains the most practical and the most affordable of all MB&F watches, the LM101 now houses the very first movement developed entirely in-house by MB&F. This classically sized 40mm wristwatch is nothing like the Manufacture’s earlier releases. While the first Horological Machines were more like small series of radical concept watches, the LM101 looks like any conventional high-end timepiece, even though it still sustains the innovativeness that MB&F is known for.

MB&F Legacy Machine 101 Platinum for SIHH 2016

Like the original edition of the LM101, the new platinum model accentuates the very essence of a wristwatch: the balance wheel which is now suspended above the sunray-engraved blue colored dial. The dial is, actually, the movement top plate, which also holds two white sub dials. At the top right, there is an hours and minute sub-counter with delicate blue hands, while a smaller subdual below serves as a 45-hour power reserve indicator. The extremely fine sapphire crystal protects the dial, while appearing to be invisible. It creates a mesmerizing illusion that you can reach out and touch the balance wheel, and its twin arches.

MB&F Legacy Machine 101 Platinum for SIHH 2016

The reverse side reveals the domed sapphire crystal, which enables the wearer to admire the hand-finished movement, decorated by the hand of award-winning independent watchmaker Kari Voutilainen. The movement of Legacy Machine 101 is similar to that of Legacy Machine No.1, but it is an entirely new calibre, conceived and developed in-house. The balance wheel is relocated from its position hidden at the back of the movement, to above the dial. The animated suspended 14mm balance visually dominates LM101, beating at a frequency of 18,000bph/2.5Hz. The movement is assembled from 229 components and 23 jewels, and it offers about 45 hours of power reserve.

MB&F Legacy Machine 101 Platinum for SIHH 2016

The MB&F Legacy Machine 101 Platinum for SIHH 2016 is now available in a limited edition of 33 pieces in platinum 950, recognizable thanks to its blue dial. The watch is mounted on a Black or brown hand-stitched alligator strap with gold or platinum tang buckle to match case. The platinum version retails at $72,000, while the previous, white or rose gold, versions retail for $59,000.

MB&F Legacy Machine 101 Platinum for SIHH 2016

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