MB&F this week adds a titanium chapter to the Legacy Machine ‘Split Escapement’ series, with the new MB&F LM SE Titanium Green.
You may recall the first LM Split Escapement editions from 2017. That debut series featured four different white gold-cased models that differed with frosted blue, ruthenium, rose gold or yellow gold dial treatments. Adding the titanium-cased version to the collection, MB&F this week shows us a green, sunray pattern CVD dial, echoing previous titanium Legacy Machines.
The result is a more contemporary look for the otherwise ‘Legacy’ watch that balances traditional finishes with MB&F’s own retro-future dial design.
As you might recall when it debuted, the MB&F LM Split Escapement lets the watch’s flying balance wheel (front) and separated escape wheel and anchor (on the back) take a starring role, becoming namesake components. Watchmaker Stephen McDonnell, who developed the MB&F LM Perpetual’s fully integrated movement, here suspends the 14mm-diameter balance high above the dial. The secret of this unusual construction is an extra-long shaft of 12mm that goes right through the movement, connecting the escapement system’s components.
Underneath the balance MB&F places the time at 12 o’clock, the power reserve indication at 4 o’clock and the date at 8 o’clock.
MB&F introduces this new limited edition MB&F LM Split Escapement Titanium Green with thirty-three pieces in grade 5 titanium. Price: $68,000.
Specifications: MB&F LM Split Escapement Titanium Green
MOVEMENT: Developed for MB&F by Stephen McDonnell. Split escapement with the balance wheel suspended above the dial and the anchor under the movement. Manual winding with double mainspring barrels. Bespoke 14mm balance wheel with traditional regulating screws visible on top of the movement. Superlative hand finishing throughout respecting 19th-century style; beveled internal angles highlighting hand craft; polished bevels; Geneva waves; hand-made frost and engravings. Power reserve: 72 hours, balance frequency is 18,000bph
FUNCTIONS & INDICATIONS: Hours, minutes, date and power-reserve indicators. Push-button next to the date dial for quick adjustment of the date. Push-button next to the date dial for quick adjustment of the date.
Push-button next to the date dial for quick adjustment of the date.
CASE: 44mm by 17.5mm titanium, 49 parts, 30 meters of water resistance, sapphire crystals on top and display back treated with anti-reflective coating on both faces.
STRAP: Black or brown hand-stitched alligator strap with titanium folding buckle matching the case.