MB&F - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIII Hong Kong Thursday, November 25, 2021 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: MB&F
    Year: Circa 2012
    Reference No: 01.WL.W
    Case No: 50W24828
    Model Name: Legacy Machine 1
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Manual, 23 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold MB&F pin buckle
    Dimensions: 44mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by MB&F international warranty stamped The Hour Glass LTD Singapore dated 1st April 2012, instruction manual, leather card holder, outer packaging and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Released in 2011, the MB&F Legacy Machine 1 marked new beginnings as well as a completely refreshed appeal for the firm, unlike any other pieces they offered in the past.

    While Mb&F has produced some of the most futuristic timepieces, both aesthetically and mechanically, the LM1 was inspired by 19th century pocket watches creating the perfect fusion between the past and the future. Oddly, the LM1 is the first wristwatch by the firm to incorporate a round-shaped case. Featuring a high-domed sapphire crystal, the gray sunburst dial features two separate white lacquered dials for its dual time zone indication. Sandwiched in between is a visually striking and mechanically sound “flying balance” that is suspended via two arches. Positioned just below the monumental balance is the firm’s interesting vertical power reserve indication, which is also a world premiere on its own. Featuring two crowns positioned at 5 and 8 o’clock, it allows the wearer to adjust the two separate time zones individually with no complications.

    Housed underneath the LM1 is the eloquently executed manually-wound movement created in collaboration by established watchmakers Jean-Francois Mojon and Kari Voutilainen. Very well-received by the international community of independent watch lovers, the MB&F LM1 was awarded the Best Men’s Watch Prize at the prestigious Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève in 2012. Now discontinued, the LM1 was the very first model in the Legacy Machine model lineup and has since gave birth to many other impressive Legacy Machine models.

    The present attractive example MB&F LM1 in white gold from circa 2012 is complete with its full 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.


Ref. 01.WL.W
A fine and rare white gold dual-time wristwatch with power reserve indication, suspended balance, warranty and presentation box

Circa 2012
44mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

HK$200,000 - 400,000 

Sold for HK$693,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIII

Hong Kong Auctions 25-26 November 2021