Legacy Machine FlyingT , the first MB&F Machine dedicated to women is a tribute to feminity.
The Legacy Machine FlyingT, the first of MB&F’s three-dimensional horological art pieces dedicated to women. The time indication is placed at the 7 o’clock, with the black or white lacquer dial tilted 50° to face the wearer. The message is subtle but clear – that whoever the owners and wearers of MB&F Legacy Machine FlyingT may be, their time belongs to them and no one else.
MB&F is a one of the pillars of the innovative horological exploration. Every “machine” from MB&F ateliers is a state-of-the-art project that pushes forward the art of horology. Legacy Machine FlyingT, the first MB&F Machine dedicated to women, is presented at this year’s Baselworld Watch & Jewelry fair in Basel, Switzerland – the must-visit destination for all watch enthusiasts.
The convex dome of sapphire crystal houses a curved dial plate, liquidly black with layers of stretched lacquer or glittering with white diamonds. Like a terrarium, Legacy Machine FlyingT makes you discover, collect and grow unforgettable moments.
MB&F Legacy Machine FlyingT ladies watch launches in three editions, all in white gold and set with diamonds: black lacquer dial plate with case set with brilliant-cut diamonds; dial plate and case both fully set with brilliant-cut diamonds, and dial plate and case both fully set with baguette-cut diamonds. Affixed to the top of the upper tourbillon cage is a single large diamond that rotates simultaneously with the flying tourbillon.
The design of Legacy Machine FlyingT takes roots from the maternal influences in Maximilian Büsser’s life.
“I wanted LM FlyingT to possess the epitome of femininity as reflected by the women in my life, particularly my mother. It had to combine supreme elegance with tremendous vitality. The column-like structure of the flying tourbillon was very important to me as I felt very strongly that women form the pillar of humanity. At the same time, there is another layer of meaning coming in from the sun-shaped rotor, which incorporates the element of life-giving, a source of sustenance which we gravitate towards and around.”
“I created MB&F to do what I believe in, making three-dimensional sculptural kinetic art pieces that give the time. I was creating for myself, which is the only way we could have made all these crazy and audacious pieces over the years. But at some point there came a desire to create something for the women in my family. I’ve been surrounded by their influence all my life, so I gave myself the challenge to do something for them,” said Maximilian Büsser, the creator of MB&F art pieces.
At the 7 o’clock position is a dial of black or white lacquer that displays the hours and minutes with a pair of elegant serpentine hands in blued gold. The dial is inclined at a 50° tilt so that the time can be read only by the wearer. On the hidden face of the watch, the automatic winding rotor takes the shape of a three-dimensional red-gold sun with sculpted rays, providing MB&F Legacy Machine FlyingT with four days of power reserve.
In a departure from most modern watch movements, which take a radial and co-planar approach to movement construction, the LM FlyingT engine utilises a vertical and co-axial approach. The cinematic flying tourbillon, which boldly projects beyond the dial-plate of Legacy Machine FlyingT, is a visually stunning example of the rotating escapement and stands in stark contrast to other
flying tourbillons, which usually do not venture past the confines of their surrounding watch dials.