An exceptional and very rare white gold semi-skeleontized perpetual calendar wristwatch with flying balance wheel, power reserve and leap year indication

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  • Manufacturer: MB&F
    Year: 2017
    Reference No: 03.WL.B
    Case No: 03'W63'235
    Model Name: Legacy Machine Perpetual Calendar
    Material: 18k white gold
    Calibre: Manual, inhouse, 41 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Alligator
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k white gold MB&F deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 44mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by MB&F fitted box, warranty and product literature

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present Legacy Machine has an inhouse movement of 581 components developed with independent watchmaker Stephen McDonnell. It was conceived to eliminate the drawbacks of conventional perpetual calendars avoiding skipping dates, jamming gears as the adjusters automatically deactivate when the calendar changes.

    The amazing movement, is not only impressively complex but beautifully hand finished, the dial side showing the wide array of gears, clicks, pinions and bridges with a 14mm flying balance wheel suspended above. The back side is also beautifully hand finished with perfectly aligned Geneva waves with interior and exterior polished angles.

    Other than the calendar functions, a power reserve display
    and a leap year indication are playfully presented on
    retrograde scales.

    The present Legacy Machine Perpetual Calendar is one of only 49 pieces made it white gold making it incredibly rare.

    A visually arresting three dimensional movement architecture gives the watch an incomparable presence and is a definitive must have from one of the most creative and exciting
    independent brands.

    Please note that MB&F generously offers a complimentary service of the watch to the successful bidder.

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MB&F

Ref. 03.WL.B
An exceptional and very rare white gold semi-skeleontized perpetual calendar wristwatch with flying balance wheel, power reserve and leap year indication

2017
44mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

Estimate
CHF40,000 - 80,000 
€36,600-73,200
$40,100-80,200

sold for CHF112,500

Contact Specialist
Alexandre Ghotbi
Head of Watches, Continental Europe and the Middle East
+ 41 79 637 1724
aghotbi@phillips.com

The Geneva Watch Auction X

Geneva Auction 9-10 November 2019