MB&F has unveiled its latest horological machine today, the LM101. As expected from Max Büsser and his friends, this timepiece is one of the most interesting timepieces and is their first in-house developed calibre. They’ve celebrated that achievement by suspending the 14mm flying balance wheel – which looks like a ship’s steering wheel – above the watch face, on top of even the watch dials. Despite its avant-garde looks, the Legacy Machine 101 has a simple elegance to its design, starting with its minimalist face. There are only two dials, one to tell the time and a second that functions as a power reserve indicator, counting down from the watch’s incredible 45-hour limit. Unlike previous models arrived in 44mm wide cases, the LM101 is just 40mm wide. It beats at 18,000bph/2.5Hz, and in total comprises 229 components. Mr. Kari Voutilainen’s name is on the movement for his major contribution to the design and superlative hand-finishing.
The new Legacy Machine 101 is available in 18K white gold or 18K red gold fitted with two pristine white subdials that hover just above the fine sunray engraved movement top plate. While the 18K white gold model features a charcoal gray movement top plate, the 18K red gold model is fitted with a more silvery one. Prices start at $59,000 and the first ones are expected by the end of June. And, MB&F indicates it will product just 30 pieces of the LM101 per year in each of red and white gold.