Introduced in 2019, Legacy Machine Flying T is the first MB&F Machine dedicated to women.
The first MB&F Legacy Machine FlyingT watch was launched in 2019 in three editions, all in white gold and set with diamonds: black lacquer dial plate with case set with brilliant-cut diamonds; dial plate and case both fully set with brilliant-cut diamonds; and dial plate and case both fully set with baguette-cut diamonds. In 2020, Legacy Machine FlyingT Red Gold and Platinum versions with guilloche dial plates were launched.
This year, three new diamond-set editions with gemstone dial plates have been added to the FlyingT collection: 18K white gold case with lapis lazuli dial plate, 18K white gold with malachite dial plate and 18K yellow gold case with tiger eye dial plate.
The Legacy Machine FlyingT is a three-dimensional horological art piece for women. It features a round case with a steeply cambered bezel and slender, elongated lugs. A high, extravagantly convex dome of sapphire crystal rises from the bezel. The subtly curved dial plate of this watch is offered in various finishes: black lacquer, guilloche, gem-stone or diamond-set. The new models released in 2022 feature gemstone dials: lapis lazuli, malachite or tiger eye.
An asymmetric ventricular opening in the dial plate frames a flying tourbillon movement that beats at a serene rate of 2.5Hz (18,000vph). The tourbillon projects high above the rest of the engine, a kinetic, dynamic column that stops just short of the apex of the sapphire crystal dome. Affixed to the top of the upper tourbillon cage is a single large diamond that rotates simultaneously with the flying tourbillon.
At the 7 o’clock position is a dial of gemstone (lapis lazuli, malachite or tiger eye) that displays the hours and minutes with a pair of elegant serpentine hands. The dial is inclined at a 50° tilt so that the time can be read only by the wearer.
On the reverse, the automatic winding rotor takes the shape of a three-dimensional red gold sun with sculpted rays. The Legacy Machine FlyingT has a power reserve of four days (100 hours).
Model: MB&F Legacy Machine Flying T
Diamond-set, 18K white gold model with lapis lazuli dial plate
Diamond-set, 18K white gold model with malachite dial plate
Diamond-set, 18K yellow gold model with tiger eye dial plate
Three-dimensional vertical architecture, automatic winding, conceived and developed in-house by MB&F
Central flying 60-second tourbillon
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
Hours and minutes displayed on a 50° vertically titled dial with two serpentine hands
Two crowns: winding on left and time-setting on right
Material: 18K white gold and diamonds or 18K yellow gold with diamonds
High domed sapphire crystal on top with anti-reflective coating on both sides, sapphire crystal on back
Dimensions: 38.5 x 20mm
Number of components: 17
Water resistance: 3 ATM / 30m
Calf or alligator leather straps available with gold pin buckle matching the case
Other versions available
Diamond-set editions in 18K white gold cases with dial plates in black lacquer, paved diamond-set or baguette diamond-set
18K red gold and platinum limited editions with guilloche dial plates
Black Lacquer, lapis lazuli, malachite or tiger eye editions
168 diamonds (120 on the case, 21 on the buckle,1 on top of the tourbillon cage and 26 for the crowns). About 1.7ct.
Paved diamond-set edition:
558 diamonds (390 on the dial, 120 on the case, 21 on the buckle, 1 on top of the tourbillon cage and 26 for the crowns). About 3.5 ct.
Baguette diamonds 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). About 8.2 ct.