MB&F and H. Moser & Cie. co-sign a pair of creations blending the DNA of each.
Icon of the MB&F Legacy Machines, the monumental 14mm flying balance wheel welcomes for this watchmaking collaboration a double hairspring – a specialty of H. Moser & Cie.
The floating time and power reserve subdials have been removed, thanks to hands placed directly on the main dial, allowing to fully express the fumé dials borrowed from H. Moser & Cie. Topped with a domed sapphire crystal, the case is made of steel, a very rare metal in the history of MB&F.
LM101 MB&F X H. MOSER is available in 4 limited editions of 15 pieces each in stainless steel 316, with fumé dials in Funky Blue, Red, Cosmic Green and an Aqua Blue edition exclusively for Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons.
Inspired by H. Moser & Cie.’s “back to basics” approach embodied in its Concept watch series, MB&F has chosen to remove its logo and return to its roots and indeed to the very origins of horology, when only the movements were signed.
Four striking colours taken from H. Moser & Cie.’s famous fumé dials with sunburst pattern, expressed in complete freedom, enhanced by a refined bezel.
The large suspended balance wheel continues to take centre stage, albeit completely redesigned on the
LM101 MB&F x H. Moser in order to highlight the beauty of the fumé dials. This beating heart, which represents the
quintessence of watchmaking in the eyes of Maximilian Büsser, has been fitted with a double balance spring produced by Precision Engineering AG.
Thanks to this pair of matching balance springs, the displacement of the point of gravity undergone by each spring as it expands is corrected, significantly improving precision and isochronism in a continuous quest for perfection. In addition, the paired balance springs also reduce the friction effect normally encountered with a single balance spring, resulting in optimised isochronism. Through the case back, the curved sapphire crystal reveals the ‘engine’ driving this timepiece. Unlike the base movement of the Legacy Machine 101, of which the finishes were determined by co-creator Kari Voutilainen, the aesthetics of the calibre that powers the LM101 MB&F x H. Moser is more contemporary, with a subtle NAC treatment to enhance its beauty.