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One for the ladies with the MB&F Legacy Machine FlyingT
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One for the ladies with the MB&F Legacy Machine FlyingT

Thursday, 21 March 2019
By The FHH Journal editors
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Seven years after its creation, MB&F unveiled the Legacy Machine collection, opened the M.A.D. Gallery in Geneva, and embarked on its first joint creations, in particular with L’Epée. Another seven years later, it turns its attention to women’s watches. Lucky for some!

Presenting Legacy Machine FlyingT, the first of MB&F’s three-dimensional horological art pieces dedicated to women. A round case in white gold, with a steeply cambered bezel and slender, elongated lugs, is fully set with diamonds. A high, extravagantly convex dome of sapphire crystal rises from the bezel. Beneath the dome, a subtly curved dial plate, liquidly black with layers of stretched lacquer or glittering with blazing white diamonds.

MB&F Legacy Machine FlyingT
MB&F Legacy Machine FlyingT

An asymmetric ventricular opening in the dial plate frames the heart of the LM FlyingT engine – a cinematic flying tourbillon 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, emitting the fiery brilliance of the very best quality stones.

MB&F Legacy Machine FlyingT
MB&F Legacy Machine FlyingT

At the 7 o’clock position – another reference to the numeric theme that runs throughout LM FlyingT – is a dial of black or white lacquer that displays the hours and minutes with a pair of elegant serpentine hands in blued gold. 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 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 of power reserve. Legacy Machine FlyingT launches in three editions, all in white gold and set with diamonds.

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