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Legacy Machine Split Escapement Launch Edition Red

Brand: MB&F
Family: Legacy Machines
Reference: 03.WL.FR
Name: Legacy Machine Split Escapement Launch Edition Red
Produced: 2017
Limited: Yes, 18 units


Material: White gold
Glass: Sapphire
Back: Open
Shape: Round
Diameter: 44.00 mm
Height: 17.50 mm
W/R: 30.00 m


Nickname: Red Frosted
Color: White
Indexes: Roman Numerals
Hands: Proprietary

Price in euro


The MB&F Legacy Machine Split Escapement was launched in 2017. It features a new iteration of the Legacy Machine's signature suspended balance wheel, with the anchor and escape wheel now concealed below the dial.

The Launch Edition is available in four variations with the movement finish matching the frosted dial plates. Each version is limited to 18 pieces;

-Blue frosted finish paired with rhodium-plated movement for the most classically elegant version;
-Ruthenium frosting with similarly darkened movement evoking new-millennial functionality and putting the focus on the white lacquer dials;
-Red gold frosting and movement conveying warmth and accessibility, its subtle roseate sheen emphasising the intense hue of the blued hands (pictured);
-Yellow-gold frosting and movement finish: the strongest aesthetic affinity with the era inspiring the Legacy Machine collection, an era that defined the precepts of modern watchmaking.


MB&F caliber LM2 Three-dimensional horological movement developed exclusively for MB&F by Jean-François Mojon at Chronode, and Kari Voutilainen
Manual winding with single mainspring barrel
Power reserve: 45 hours
Differential: Planetary differential comprising 3 gears and 5 pinions
Balance wheels: Two bespoke 11mm balance wheels with four traditional regulating screws floating above the movement and dials
Balance spring: traditional Breguet curve terminating with stud holder
Balance frequency: 18,000bph/2.5Hz
Number of components: 241
Number of jewels: 44
Chatons: gold chatons with polished countersinks
Fine finishing: superlative hand finishing throughout, respecting 19th century style; polished internal bevel angles highlighting handcraft; polished bevels; Geneva waves; hand-made engravings

Reserve:45 h
Frequency:18000 bph
Time:Hours, Minutes

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