MB&F Legacy Machine FlyingT, Red Gold and Platinum Editions

The Legacy Machine FlyingT is the first MB&F timepiece exclusively created for women. This timepiece made its debut in 2019 in three white gold diamond-set editions: one with a simple halo of brilliant-cut gems on the bezel and lugs, one fully paved with brilliants and one fully paved with baguette-cut stones. This feminine wristwatch won the Prix de la Complication pour Dame award at the 2019 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève.

In 2020, MB&F welcomes new LM FlyingT models: an edition in red gold and one in platinum.

In these new editions, removing the crystallised carbon crust of Legacy Machine FlyingT allows to rediscover the central column of the flying tourbillon in hyper focus. In place of the stretched-lacquer dial plate is a guilloché plate with a radial pattern of scalloped arches, drawing the eye towards the cinematic heart of the in-house developed engine.

The guilloché dial plate, executed by longtime MB&F collaborator Kari Voutilainen in his specialised dial facility, exists in two versions. 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. The same LM FlyingT, when switched between nocturnal and diurnal modalities, is as different as the world when seen by night and by day.

At the top of the flying tourbillon that gives LM FlyingT its name, a single 0.035-carat stone that rotates in time with the underlying mechanism, making one complete turn every 60 seconds.

At the foot of the flying tourbillon, located at the 7 o’clock position, 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.

On the reverse, the automatic winding rotor takes the shape of a three-dimensional red gold sun with sculpted rays, providing LM FlyingT with four days (100 hours) of power reserve.

After the diamond-set launch editions, Legacy Machine FlyingTis now offered in two limited editions of 18 pieces each: 18k red gold case with black guilloché dial (Night) and platinum 950 case with sky-blue guilloché dial (Day).

Technical Details

Edition
After the diamond-set launch editions, Legacy Machine FlyingTis now offered in two limited editions of 18 pieces each: 18k red gold case with black guilloché dial (Night) and platinum 950 case with sky-blue guilloché dial (Day).

Engine
Three-dimensional vertical architecture, automatic winding, conceived and developed in-house by MB&F
Central flying 60-second tourbillon, with a diamond at the top of the flying tourbillon cage
Power reserve: 100 hours
Balance frequency: 2.5Hz / 18,000bph
Three-dimensional sun winding rotor in 18k 5N+ red gold, titanium and platinum.
Number of components: 280
Number of jewels: 30

Functions/indications
Hours and minutes displayed on a 50° vertically titled dial with two blued serpentine hands.
Two crowns: winding on left and time-setting on right

Case
Material: 5N+ 18k red gold and platinum 950
High domed sapphire crystal on top with anti-reflective coating on both sides, sapphire crystal on back.
Dimensions: 38.5mm x 20mm
Number of components: 17
Water resistance: 30 m / 90’ / 3atm

Strap
Calf or alligator leather straps with red gold or platinum pin buckle matching the case.

‘Friends’ Responsible For the LM Flying T

  • Concept: Maximilian Büsser / MB&F
  • Product design: Eric Giroud / Through the Looking Glass
  • Development and production management: Serge Kriknoff / MB&F
  • R&D: Ruben Martinez, Simon Brette and Thomas Lorenzato / MB&F
  • Movement development: Ruben Martinez / MB&F
  • Case: Giuseppe Di Stefano / STG Creation
  • Profile-turning wheel/pinion/axis: Paul André Tendon / Bandi, Decobar Swiss, Gimmel Rouages and Le Temps Retrouvé
  • Springs and jumpers: Alain Pellet / Elefil Swiss
  • Mainspring and barrel: Stéphane Schwab/ Schwab Feller and Sébastien Jeanneret / Atokalpa
  • Tourbillon: Andreas Kurt / Precision Engineering
  • Wheels: Patrice Parietti / MPS Micro Precision Systems
  • Plates and bridges: Benjamin Signoud / Amecap, Rodrigue Baume / Horlofab and DEM3
  • PVD-treatment dial: Pierre-Albert Steinman / Positive Coating
  • Decoration of the guilloche dial plate: Kari Voutilainen
  • Sun-shaped winding rotor: Nathalie Guilbaud / CendresetMétaux
  • Hand-finishing of movement components: Jacques-Adrien Rochat and Denis Garcia / C.-L. Rochat, Kari Voutilainen
  • Sapphire glass: Sebal
  • Anti-refection treatment for sapphire crystals: Anthony Schwab/Econorm
  • Serpentine hands: Isabelle Chillier / Fiedler
  • Dial (discs for hours – minutes): Hassan Chaïba and Virginie Duval / Les Ateliers d’Hermès Horlogers
  • Strap: Multicuirs
  • Movement assemblage: Didier Dumas, Georges Veisy, Anne Guiter, Emmanuel Maitre and Henri Porteboeuf / MB&F
  • In-house machining: Alain Lemarchand and Jean-Baptiste Prétot / MB&F
  • Quality Control: Cyril Fallet / MB&F
  • After-Sales service: Thomas Imberti / MB&F
  • Buckle: Giuseppe Di Stefano /STG Creation
  • Crowns: Cheval Frères SA
  • Presentation case: Olivier Berthon / Soixanteetonze