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ABOUT MB&F LEGACY FLYINGT MACHINES
The story begins (as so many do) with a woman. Legacy Machine FlyingT owes its genesis to founder Maximilian Büsser’s ruminations on the keystone roles that women have played in his life. Launched in the first months of 2019, LM FlyingT manifested a rich and complex femininity, choosing to embody elegance and vitality – a formidable resilience – over the softer conventions of womanhood.
A soaring flying tourbillon projects, column-like, from the dial plate, driven by energy generated by the sun-shaped rotor (power reserve of 100 hours). A diamond flashes atop the upper tourbillon cage. Dynamism and precisely engineered motion characterise LM FlyingT, which debuted in three white gold diamond-set editions.
In 2020, LM FlyingT sheds its diamonds and embraces its natural self with limited editions in red gold and platinum – featuring guilloché dial plates executed by longtime MB&F Friend Kari Voutilainen. One is as dark as a moonless night, and is housed in a red gold case, while the other is midsummer sky-blue, with a platinum case.
At the foot of the flying tourbillon, located at 7 o’clock, is a dial of white lacquer that displays the hours and minutes with a pair of blue serpentine hands. The dial is inclined at a 50° tilt so that the time can be read only by the wearer; an intimate communication that highlights the personal nature of the LM FlyingT.
At MB&F they turned traditional watchmaking of the highest craftsmanship into futuristic, fiercely unconventional timekeeping machines. These sculptured, three-dimensional cases and beautifully-finished engines are called ‘Machines’.
After decades conforming to the rules of corporate watchmaking, Maximilian Büsser broke the chains and started a rebellion in 2005; a rebellion called MB&F – Maximilian Büsser & Friends.
MB&F is an artistic concept laboratory based around a simple idea: to assemble collectives of independent watchmaking professionals to develop radical watches – Horological or Legacy Machines. By nurturing teams of talented individuals, harnessing their passion and creativity and crediting each person’s essential role, MB&F uses their synergy to become much greater than the sum of its parts. Respecting tradition, but never constrained by it, they reinterpret traditional, high-quality watchmaking into three-dimensional kinetic sculptures.
These rare, limited edition pieces are now at Gold Mountain Gallery, inquire about availability.
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