MB&F - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIII Hong Kong Thursday, November 25, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: MB&F
    Year: Circa 2015
    Reference No: 03.PL.W
    Case No: 03P62072
    Model Name: Legacy Machine Perpetual
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Manual, inhouse, 41 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum MB&F deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 44mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by MB&F warranty stamped The Hour Glass Singapore dated 10th December 2015, instruction manual, leather holder, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    First debuted in 2015, the MB&F Legacy Machine Perpetual is a technical marvel and reinterpretation of a new perpetual calendar that offered significant improvements to eliminate the fragile drawbacks and gear jams tied to the conventional perpetual calendar mechanism. A mechanism device by Stephen McDonnell, an Irish independent watchmaker, an open-worked design by Eric Giroud and a spectacular movement finished by none other than Kari Voutilainen result an extraordinary avant-garde timepiece of our times.

    Awarded the Best Calendar Watch in GPHG 2016, the three-dimensional architecture of the model exhibits a revolutionary in-house mechanism featuring 581 components. The mechanical processor uses a default 28-day months—as opposed to the traditional use of 31 days—and adds extra days as required without “skipping over” redundant days, resulting a fool-proof system that auto protects itself from incorrect manipulation. Encased in platinum featuring an electric blue dial and the brand’s signature flying balance suspended above the mechanism and can be fully appreciated under the high-dimed crystal. The back side is also beautifully hand finished with perfectly aligned Geneva waves with interior and exterior polished angles, and finessed with an elegant engraving the watchmaker’s name.

    The present Legacy Machine Perpetual Calendar is numbered 8 of a limited edition of only 25 pieces, making this incredibly rare and collectible timepiece from the brand. A visually arresting design and a true spectacle to admire, the present example preserved in the excellent overall condition is fresh-to-the-market and offered by the original owner with its complete set of accessories.

    Please note that MB&F generously offers a complementary servicing of the watch to the winning bidder within a period of 6 months after the sale.

Property from the Original Owner


Ref. 03.PL.W
An exceptional and very rare limited edition platinum semi-skeletonized perpetual calendar wristwatch with flying balance wheel, date, month, power reserve and leap year indication, warranty and presentation box, numbered 8 of a limited edition of 25 pieces

Circa 2015
44mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

HK$400,000 - 800,000 

Sold for HK$1,953,000

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2001

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIII

Hong Kong Auctions 25-26 November 2021