Legacy Machine No.1 Silberstein presents in detail MB&F’s style, but with an unusual design solutions that Alan Silberstein has skillfully blended. The two sides understand each other in a remarkable way, because it isn’t the first time that a Swiss brand cooperates with the French designer. In 2009, MB&F approached Silberstein to create its very first piece of ‘Performance Art’, the result was the MB&F HM2.2 ‘Black Box’.
For this Performance Art series, Silberstein has taken MB&F’s classic Legacy Machine No. 1 and imbued it with his unique flair for the unconventional. His use of his signature three bright colours and shapes: red, blue, yellow; and triangle, rectangle and circle, catch the eye as they contrast against the more subdued movement plate below.
However, it is the concave curve of the subdials that highlights the artist’s philosophical approach most. While the convex sapphire crystal dome and balance bridge offer protection from outside forces, the concave subdials attract and welcome the “eternal time” of the universe into the movement, where it is transformed and displayed as two completely independent time zones.
The new MB&F LM1 Silberstein comes with a 42.5 mm case in 18k red gold, grade 5 titanium or grade 5 titanium treated with black PVD. Engraved on the caseband between the lugs of the new MB&F LM1 Silberstein is a quote from Gustave Flaubert that reads in French: “Le vrai bonheur est d’avoir sa passion pour métier” which roughly translates to: “Making a profession of your passion, is true happiness”.