As a pioneer in creative watchmaking solutions, fake MB&F now provides its own unique insights not only in senior mechanics but also in e-commerce-a boring word for the online sales of some of the most exciting watches of this century. Today, we will introduce to you the implementation method of the brand’s novel concept in detail, and show a very rare product: the last available platinum MB&F LM101, which ranks 33rd out of 33 products in history.
Legacy Machine 101 is a touching tribute to the past-but the way to get the last of platinum is largely a vision of the future. In addition to the obvious, recent months have presented new challenges to companies from all walks of life around the world, forcing them to rethink their daily operations. At MB&F, this involves finding new ways to maintain close relationships with customers without having to be physically present. In order to see the severity of the problem clearly, 24 of the brand’s 27 global sales points were shut down due to obvious circumstances, which makes the online platform vital to ensuring the future of Legacy and Horological Machines. In addition to opening its own online store, MB&F has also added two obvious changes to the regular e-commerce portfolio. First, it will not provide all timepieces at the same time, but only a selection of special examples, usually the last remaining version of a specific reference. Secondly, although some of these works have been promoted in the MB&F e-shop, they are all completely transparently selected from the official retail partners of MB&F, such as HM3 Frog. We will also discuss them in the short term. In these cases, the e-shop only serves as a convenient sales channel: the works are delivered to the end customers by MB&F’s official partners, and MB&F does not charge additional commissions or fees for these sales.
Since its debut in 2011, Legacy Machine has been cherished and collected as a tribute to the ancient fake men watch industry in its typical MB&F (atypical for everyone) way. Legacy Machine gets rid of the resonance of science fiction and nature-inspired, unrestricted Horological Machine, and repackages MB&F’s crazy trademark into an uncompromising elegant style-there is no doubt that the platinum version will always be the king of the game. This is not to say that MB&F (especially Max Büsser, Kari Voutilainen and Jean-François Mojon) did not shred the rule book with Legacy Machine, because they absolutely do. The only identification of each Legacy Machine (saved tourbillon) is the way of the balance wheel (the balance wheel is the essence of mechanical movement and the foundation of the love of most watch enthusiasts) and put it at the center of attention. To some people, it looks more like an exhibition than a functional work, and this is precisely the key: it seems that two beautifully polished bridges lift the mechanical balance straight from the movement. It is like a pair of manipulators and provides power for it. The best view and appreciation.
The unique domed sapphire crystal mirror has a side that is unmatched by mechanical watches, highlighting the balance lever that fixes the 14mm ultra-wide balance wheel. Every time the balance wheel reaches the end of its half swing phase, you can see its four adjustable moment of inertia screws (recessed in the periphery to reduce the inefficiency caused by air resistance), this is a moment. The other direction is its hairspring. A closer inspection reveals that the spring coil of the spring-again like you have never seen before-the spring curl is shrunk above the plane of the crazy balance wheel. It can be said that this is indeed an excellent watchmaking process.
Even for the most experienced audiophile, the case back must be carefully observed to realize that there is no balance wheel-there are so many 19th century watch and jewelry that can be accepted and appreciated. The bridges and plates were designed by Kari Voutilainen, a true watchmaker of our time, and their provenance is reflected in every detail, curve and texture. Large wheels with beveled surfaces and polished spokes transfer energy to the parallel universe living above the dial, while the relatively large pink jewels are fixed by the entire gold frame. Each screw shows a mirror-polished head and is surrounded by a polished counterbore. The barrel cover and ratchet surface are spiral-shaped satin, surrounded by Geneva corrugated stripes, and subtle circular patterns are flashing on the main board of the LM101 movement. If Max Büsser was born 100 years ago in 1867 (not 1967), then this movement and the entire Legacy machine family would have created something like this. LM101 is a true timing machine for its creator and wearer.
The case diameter of LM101 is only 40mm, which is by far the most compact and wear-resistant MB&F Legacy Machine. As we all know, even the craziest MB&F products, such as HM4 or HM10, are very comfortable to wear, and the Legacy Machine concept is particularly outstanding due to its smaller size. From the bottom of the lugs to the top of the super dome sapphire crystal, the size of LM101 is 16mm (just like equipped with a thick 7750 chronograph), but the outline of the platinum case that the human eye can see when evaluating the thickness of the watch Only about half of the overall height. In addition, smooth, arched sapphire crystals have become popular almost under the sleeves and cuffs, making them the cautious wear required for more formal dressing.
On the wrist of LM101, the balance wheel and escapement are boldly displayed, which is amazing. But there is an underlying feeling that takes a while to be recognized. LM101 has an obvious stop function, which can be designed and constantly attract people’s attention, and LM101 also provides a unique wearing experience through its special proportion and “posture” on the wrist. Proportion is the defining characteristic of every timepiece, but it is usually underestimated. It has been fine-tuned to pursue a look that will never go out of style despite its eccentricity. No matter how the trends and tastes of luxury watches change over time, a 40mm wide watch will always maintain the correct appearance. This is especially important in watches that will be collected and cherished for decades or even hundreds of years.
The time is displayed on the white dial of the watch at 2 o’clock, and its friend is set at 6 o’clock, where the remaining power of the LM101’s 45-hour power reserve can be displayed, and then it is returned to the watch. crown. These small dials appear enamel due to their deep sheen-however, they are actually lacquered, using several layers to achieve this rich old-fashioned look. Combining these and their blue hands with the electric blue spiral surface of the LM101 platinum dial, you can get a face that is asymmetric but still beautifully balanced. Small details, such as how the hand-engraved Legacy Machine script is paired with the hand-painted numbers on the power reserve display, or how the sub-dial appears to float an inch above its blue base, all add to the LM101 theater.
The platinum case and the buckle have alternate surface treatments-even for the most qualified egg heads working in “LAB”, it is difficult to obtain 950 platinum, which is a headache, for example, in La Chaux-de-Fonds Professional best cheap watch case manufacturer Les Artisans Boîtiers. Platinum is notorious for being very hard and highly ductile. To get it to the correct shape, a tool like a gold or steel case is required, and it is very difficult to polish/brush it into the desired design because it heats up quickly, making the polisher unable to keep it for too long. However, once the exquisite craftsmanship of trading is mastered, its deep luster will not be copied by steel or 18k white gold, just like its huge weight and feel on the wrist. The LM101 platinum frame can be happily implanted in the wrist, although this is due to the Camille Fournet custom strap and its deep integration with the case design.
Just like every MB&F Legacy Machine, it has as much conversation content, and it doesn’t actually need to say much to convey the magic wandering in these creations. From the front to the back, taken off the wrist or worn on the wrist, they all have the beauty of execution: they are rich in attributes, no matter how large or special the product, make it the highlight of all series. The platinum LM101 with an ice blue dial can not only subtly expand the platinum-themed series, but also represent the know-it-all, which is the only single product that can be worn during the day. It is not only an inheritance machine of execution and inspiration, but also a legacy in the long run.