MB&F 52.RL.W

52.RL.W  : MB&F Legacy Machine N°1  LM1 Xia Hang Red Gold

Legacy Machine N°1 LM1 Xia Hang Red Gold

Brand: MB&F
Family: Legacy Machines
Reference: 52.RL.W
Name: Legacy Machine N°1 LM1 Xia Hang Red Gold
Produced: 2014 - 2014
Limited: Yes, 12 units

Case

Material: Red Gold
Glass: Sapphire
Back: Open
Shape: Round
Diameter: 44.00 mm
Height: 16.00 mm

Dial

Color: White
Indexes: Roman Numerals
Hands: Proprietary

Movement

Three-dimensional horological movement developed 100% for MB&F by Chronode and created by Jean-François Mojon and Kari Voutilainen
Manual winding with single mainspring barrel
Power reserve: 45 hours
Balance wheel: Bespoke 14mm balance wheel with four traditional regulating screws floating above the movement and dials
Balance spring: traditional Breguet curve terminating in mobile stud holder
Balance frequency: 18,000bph/2.5Hz
Number of components: 279
Number of jewels: 23
Chatons: gold chatons with polished countersinks
Fine finishing: superlative hand finishing throughout respecting 19th century style; internal bevel angles highlighting hand craft; polished bevels; Geneva waves; hand-made engravings

Type:Handwound
Brand:MB&F
Caliber:LM1
Display:Analog
Jewels:23
Reserve:45 h
Frequency:18000 bph
Time:Hours, Minutes, Additional 12 Hour Hand (adjustable)
Additionals:Power Reserve Indicator

Description

After working for nearly 45 hours without a break, it's been a long tiring day and energy levels are low. While it was relatively easy to sit up straight at the start of the day, fatigue has now set in, back languidly bends, head hits lap. 'Mr. Up' has become 'Mr. Down'. But before Mr. Down shuts off completely, an invigorating influx of energy lifts his head, straightens his back and brightens his spirits. Mr. Up has been brought back to life!

Welcome to the world of Legacy Machine N°1 Xia Hang. Welcome to the world of Mr. Up and Mr. Down, a collaboration between MB&F and Chinese artist Xia Hang.

Legacy Machine N°1 Xia Hang (LM1 Xia Hang) retains all of the 19th century pocket watch-inspired features of the original LM1, including the majestically suspended slowly oscillating balance wheel and dual time indications that can be set completely independently, but with a twist: the power reserve is indicated by a miniature, highly-polished aluminium man, designed by talented Chinese sculptor, Xia Hang. The man sits up straight when the movement is fully wound (Mr. Up) and gradually slumps over as the power diminishes (Mr. Down).

Legacy Machine N°1 Xia Hang is a limited edition of 12 pieces in red gold and 12 pieces in white gold. Each Machine is accompanied by a pair of stainless steel sculptures: large-scale versions of Mr. Up and Mr. Down signed by Xia Hang.