Tuesday, May 21, 2019

MB&F Legacy Machine FlyingT Mechanical Automatic Watch

MB&F Legacy Machine FlyingT Mechanical Automatic Watch
Now in its 14th year of creating collaborative works of audacious horological art for the wrist – and sometimes for the tabletop – MB&F has finally created a timepiece dedicated exclusively to women. The Legacy Machine FlyingT is a three-dimensional creation, with a steeply cambered bezel and slender, beveled lugs on a round case that is fully set with diamonds.

MB&F Legacy Machine FlyingT Mechanical Automatic Watch
MB&F Legacy Machine FlyingT Mechanical Automatic Watch
MB&F Legacy Machine FlyingT Mechanical Automatic Watch
MB&F Legacy Machine FlyingT Mechanical Automatic Watch

The high, convex domed sapphire crystal hovers over a curved dial plate. An asymmetric opening frames a raised flying tourbillon escapement, the carriage of which is topped by a single large diamond. A dial of white or black lacquer with blued gold hands sits on a 50° tilt at the 7 o’clock position. The watch is set with either round-brilliant or baguette diamonds.

Movement
Mechanical automatic MB&F flying 60-second tourbillon, sun-motif rotor made of 18k gold, titanium and platinum, 18,000 vph, 100-hour power reserve.

Functions
Hours, minutes, flying tourbillon.

Case
18k white gold set with diamonds, high domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides, sapphire crystal on back, 38.5 mm x 20 mm, two crowns: winding on left, time setting on right. Water resistant to 30 metres (3 bar/100 ft).

Dial
White or black lacquer.

Bracelet/strap
Calf or alligator leather straps available with 18k white gold pin buckle, set with diamonds.

Other versions
Diamond setting Black Lacquer edition: Set with 168 stones (120 on the case, 21 on the buckle, 1 on top of the tourbillon cage and 26 for the crowns), totaling 1.7ct. Pavé diamond edition: 558 stones (390 on the dial, 120 on the case, 21 on the buckle, 1 on top of the tourbillon cage and 26 for the crowns) totaling about 3.5 ct. Baguette diamond edition: 294 baguette diamonds and 3 stones (134 baguette diamonds on the dial, 124 baguette diamonds on the case, 12 baguette diamonds on the buckle, 24 baguette diamonds and 2 stones for the crowns, 1 stone on top of the tourbillon cage), totaling about 8.2 ct.