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  • Description

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  • Manufacturer: MB & F
    Year: Circa 2015
    Case No: No 10/18, 02P35521
    Model Name: Legacy Machine Two
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Manual, developed by MB&F x Jean-Francois Mojon and Kari Voutilainen
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold MB&F buckle
    Dimensions: 44mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, and clasp signed.
    Accessories: Accompanied by MB&F undated International Warranty, Legacy Machine presentation box, original sales invoice dated January 20, 2015, leather envelope, product literature and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    If the Horological Machines are Maximilian Büsser’s attempt to rework the way one conceptualizes and visualizes time, then the Legacy Machine is his way to retell and reinterpret the narrative of traditional watchmaking on his own terms. Büsser introduced the Legacy Machine in 2011, his first classically round wristwatch, which still managed to defy contemporary horology. His Legacy Machine 1 created in collaboration with established watchmakers Jean-Francois Mojon and Kari Voutilainen was an eloquently executed, manually-wound dual time wristwatch with power reserve. It was well-received by the international community of independent watch lovers, and the watch was awarded the Best Men’s Watch Prize at the prestigious Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève in 2012.

    Following on the success of the LM1, the trio collaborated to produce the Legacy Machine 2 with the case again conceived by Mojon, and the finish work by Voutilainen. Similar in design to its predecessor, the LM2 features a high-domed sapphire crystal, however the dual time is replaced with a single dial. The movement now had two “flying balances” suspended on two arches each, while the power reserve at 6 o’clock on the original model was replaced by an exposed differential wheel on the LM2. The LM2 incorporates a planetary differential system, where the two balance wheels oscillate at their natural rate, with the differential supplying the average of the two rates to the gear train for improved accuracy with fewer variations.

    The present limited edition Legacy Machine 2 in platinum is in near new condition and complete with its full set of accessories.

    PROPERTY OF THE ORIGINAL OWNER

Σ158

A cutting-edge and impressive limited edition platinum wristwatch with double independent escapements with flying balance wheels, and lacquered dial with international warranty, original sale invoice, and presentation box, numbered 10 of 18

Circa 2015
44mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement, and clasp signed.

Estimate
$50,000 - 100,000 
CHF49,800-99,600
€48,000-95,900
HK$392,000-785,000
S$69,800-140,000

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The New York Watch Auction: SIX

New York Auction 11-12 June 2022