MB&F’s first venture into the universe of women’s watches was a reverberating achievement. Following quite a while of engineering complex, outwardly capturing looks for men, Max Büsser introduced the Legacy Machine FlyingT in 2019. Still a lot of an offspring of MB&F , with its 3D organizing, flying tourbillon and protuberant domed exhibit, the LM FlyingT was a triumphant combination of miniature mechanical enjoyments and exquisite, female contacts. Not exclusively was it energetically welcomed by ladies who appreciate mechanical watches, the watch brought home the Ladies’ Complication Prize at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève that very year. Shutting the year in style, MB&F proposes its 6th release of the LM FlyingT, this time with a clear blue lapis lazuli dial and a liberal sprinkling of diamonds.
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The 2019 dispatch adaptations of the LM FlyingT were delivered in 18k white gold with splendid cut or roll cut jewels and dark dials. Recently, we shrouded the versions in red gold and platinum with dazzling guilloché dials and no precious stones. This most recent LM FlyingT combines the extreme blue of lapis lazuli with the brightness of white precious stones. Valued by antiquated civilisations for its distinctive blue tone, quite possibly the most popular mines for lapis lazuli since 700 BC is in Bactria (Afghanistan today). Composed of three significant minerals – lazurite, calcite and pyrite – the brilliant bits you can see inside the stone are made by pyrite. Shimmering like far off stars in the universe, the pyrite adds a puzzling galactic measurement to the watch.
As an individual from the Legacy Machine armada, the FlyingT shares certain family qualities like the round case, the misrepresented curved domed sapphire gem and the exemplary hours and minutes counter with Roman numerals. The 18k white gold case estimates 38.5mm and in view of the arched precious stone, has an articulated stature of 20mm. This Lapis Lazuli version is set with 168 precious stones (120 working on this issue, 21 on the clasp, 26 on the two crowns and 1 huge jewel on top of the tourbillon cage).
The dial is overwhelmed by the huge deviated ‘ventricular’ opening in the middle bearing the marvelous flying tourbillon delegated with a precious stone. Not at all like most flying tourbillons that should be secured solidly at their base and are set somewhere inside the development, the FlyingT sits on top of a segment development and rises vertically to play out its one-minute turns. The lapis lazuli hours and minutes counter (no numerals) is put at 7 o’clock and highlights serpentine hands. Nonetheless, what is generally striking about this element is the tendency of the counter at a 50° point so just the wearer can counsel the time.
A wonderful brilliant etched sun on the caseback bends over as the rotor and covers a large portion of the programmed development. The improvement of the true to life flying tourbillon, which projects past the dial plate, required extremist specialized arrangements. While most current watch developments depend on a spiral and co-planar methodology, the FlyingT utilizes a vertical and co-pivotal methodology. Another test in the development of the FlyingT included the state of the upper tourbillon confine. Since it has more mass on one side, it must be compensated. The arrangement was to put a stabilizer covered up under the tourbillon case. Showing time on a slanted dial was likewise difficult, and cone shaped pinion wheels were utilized to communicate force starting with one plane then onto the next. The 280-component motor of Legacy Machine FlyingT has a force hold of four days (100 hours), which is among the most elevated inside MB&F.
The Legacy Machine FlyingT Lapis Lazuli is the first in a progression of gemstone versions which will be delivered once every year. There is no sign of its creation run, yet anticipate that it should be restricted. The retail cost is EUR 118,000 (excl. tax).
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