MB&F – Photo Essay Of The MB&F Legacy No 1

We are sure you are familiar with the wonderful MB&F Horological Machines from Max Büsser & Friends that we’ve reported about so often in the past. Futuristic timepieces that could easily play a role in the blockbuster Transformers. It wouldn’t surprise us if you’d find your HM3 or HM4 transformed in a miniature robot some day.

Perhaps that is also a reason not to buy a MB&F timepiece for some people. Too futuristic, wild or out-of-the-box. “Beautiful, but not on my wrist”. Founder Maximilian Büsser heard you. He created the MB&F Legacy No 1, a timepiece that could easily have its roots early 1900s. He wanted to create a classic round watch, but with the typical MB&F edge to it.

The result is a super cool round watch with a super domed sapphire crystal in order to have a three-dimensional dial. The bridge with the balance hanging over the 2 elevated sub dials. The escapement visible at 12 o’clock and a vertical power reserve indicator at 6 o’clock. The movement for this watch has been created with the help of friends Jean-François Mojon and Kari Voutilainen.

MB&F   Photo Essay Of The MB&F Legacy No 1

As you can see, the dials on the watches show both hours and minutes. It means it is a watch with an extra time-zone. A traveler’s watch! The left dial is the actual time zone and the right dial would be the home time indicator. Each dial has its own crown for setting the time (located at 8 o’clock and 4 o’clock) and the crown on the right side (4 o’clock and setting home time) you can wind the watch. The power reserve indicator will move upwards as soon as you are winding the watch.

MB&F   Photo Essay Of The MB&F Legacy No 1

Flipping the Legacy No1, you will see the hand-wound movement with super fine finishing. All in a 19th century style and handcrafted. Polished bevels, Geneva waves and cool engravings. The movement consists of 279 parts and a power reserve of 45 hours.

Enough already, this ought to be a photo essay! Enjoy!

MB&F   Photo Essay Of The MB&F Legacy No 1

MB&F   Photo Essay Of The MB&F Legacy No 1

MB&F   Photo Essay Of The MB&F Legacy No 1

MB&F   Photo Essay Of The MB&F Legacy No 1

MB&F   Photo Essay Of The MB&F Legacy No 1

MB&F   Photo Essay Of The MB&F Legacy No 1

MB&F   Photo Essay Of The MB&F Legacy No 1

MB&F   Photo Essay Of The MB&F Legacy No 1

MB&F   Photo Essay Of The MB&F Legacy No 1

The MB&F Legacy No 1 is also available in 18 carat white gold.

Visit the official MB&F Legacy No 1 website here.

MB&F   Photo Essay Of The MB&F Legacy No 1
MB&F   Photo Essay Of The MB&F Legacy No 1

Bert Buijsrogge

Bert Buijsrogge is co-owner of Fratello Watches and his focus is on haute photography. Bert Buijsrogge has worked in the real-estate business for 15 years and combined his passion for watches and photography over the years. He became famous for his watch photography and created the famous Rolex watch calendars for a few years. Most of the photos seen on Fratello Watches are made by Bert.
MB&F   Photo Essay Of The MB&F Legacy No 1

3 Comments

  1. Oelholm Reply

    You would need an OUTRAGEOUS wardrobe to match this!

  2. MB&F Legacy No 2 – The Dual Regulator Reply

    […] Maximilian Büsser and Friends did it again! Surprising the fans of haute horlogerie with their second release in the MB&F Legacy collection. The Legacy is MB&F’s answer to the following question: What type of timepiece would Max Büsser create when he was born 100 years earlier, i.e. 1867 instead of 1967. The Legacy 2 (or LM2) is his second answer to that question, as the Legacy No 1 was his first (click here to see our photo essay on the LM1). […]

  3. Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Gravity Review Reply

    […] are other watches that make the balance wheel part of the visual experience on your wrist. The MB&F Legacy 1 is a good example. Not comparable though as it comes at a six times more expensive price tag. There […]

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