Original box, Original papers, Original parts
Collaboration is very much in Max Büsser and friends’ (MB&F’s) DNA. The company’s harmonious relationship with many of haute-horology’s finest independent movement makers has led to the development of visionary modern timepieces, celebrated equally for their exceptional design and mechanical brilliance. The Legacy Machine LM2 is the result of a collaboration between MB&F and two of Switzerland’s finest independent watchmakers - Kari Voutilainen and Jean François Mojon.
Like Philippe Dufour’s Duality, the Legacy Machine LM2 features two independent balances in a single movement. The two escapements function independently, using a differential gear system to produce a single averaged rate for the two balances. The two “flying” balances are fully independent regulating systems, each beating at its own rate, with a planetary differential supported by a double-arc, mirror-polished bridge, averaging their rates. The balances (and their respective escapements) are identical, with their resulting average timing rates transferred to the gear train, which displays the time.
The goal of the Legacy Machine series was to create a tribute to fine and antique watchmaking of the past, and combine it with the forward-facing, creative finesse of MB&F. A nod to the past is largely achieved through the classical, round shape of the case, sized at 44mm, and the finishing of the movement. The engravings, Geneva waves, internal beveled and polished angles and countersunk blued screws all highlight the superlative hand-finishing of traditional, 19th-century watchmaking.
That being said, MB&F’s progressive, avant-garde style is apparent, most notably through the unique double “flying” balances unique to the LM2, floating above the movement and dial. These bespoke wheels measure 11mm, with four traditional regulating screws, separating themselves from the manual-winding, single mainspring barrel movement beneath. The unique architecture of the Legacy Machine LM2 is emphasised through the high-domed sapphire crystal that has been coated with an anti-reflective material, making the watch 20mm high in total and creating true presence on the wrist. A pristine white, stretched-lacquer, sub-dial is found at 12 o’clock, displaying hours and minutes using blued-gold hands, whilst the dial is decorated with a sun-ray pattern, and engraved with the words “Legacy Machine”.
This manual-winding, red-gold MB&F Legacy Machine LM2 (02R35511) is accompanied by a Certified Preowned guarantee from MB&F, noting the watch was originally delivered from their Geneva workshops on September 27th 2013. The watch comes on its original brown alligator strap, with matching red-gold tang buckle.
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CONDITION, SERVICING & PROVENANCE
This limited edition, rose-gold MB&F Legacy Machine LM2 comes with a Certified Preowned guarantee from MB&F. It is guaranteed for authenticity and comes with a two-year warranty from A Collected Man.
All of our pre-owned watches have undergone thorough mechanical inspections, including being ultrasonically cleaned, serviced and resealed if appropriate and tested for at least four days, to ensure they meet our highest timekeeping standards. Our pre-owned and vintage watches are covered by a full, or a limited twenty-four month warranty. For example, due to their age, some vintage watches should not be subjected to the same conditions as when they were new. Please see our Terms & Conditions for further information.
All of our new watches are covered by the warranty from the original manufacturer. Please contact us for further information.
DELIVERY & RETURNS
We offer worldwide delivery on all of our watches.
If ordering from the UK or Europe before 1 PM, your watch will be sent the same working day. The courier will depend on the value of the watch, with all watches delivered the next working day.
If ordering from outside Europe, delivery will depend on choice of courier and destination.
You can cancel your order without giving any reason, within 14 days from the day the watch has been delivered to you.