MB&F 53.BTL.B

53.BTL.B : MB&F Legacy Machine N°1  LM1 Alain Silberstein Black Titanium

Legacy Machine N°1 LM1 Alain Silberstein Black Titanium

Brand: MB&F
Family: Legacy Machines
Reference: 53.BTL.B
Name: Legacy Machine N°1 LM1 Alain Silberstein Black Titanium
Produced: 2016 - 2016
Limited: Yes, 12 units

Case

Material: Titanium
Coating: PVD
Glass: Sapphire
Back: Open
Shape: Round
Diameter: 42.50 mm
Height: 16.00 mm

Dial

Color: Black
Indexes: Stick / Dot
Hands: Proprietary

Movement

Three-dimensional horological movement developed 100% for MB&F by Chronode and created by Jean-François Mojon and Kari Voutilainen. This particular version was created for the Alain Silberstein version; it features a frosted finish replacing the Geneva waves found on the 'regular' model.

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; hand-made engravings; frosted finish

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

Description

The MB&F LM1 Alain Silberstein was introduced in 2016 in a limited edition of 12 pieces each in red gold, titanium, or PVD-coated titanium. Based on the 2014 LM1, it features a dial with a distinct Alain Silberstein touch, including his signature use of geometrical shapes and primary colors. For this version, the balance bridge is done in sapphire - a feat said to have costed two years of research and development.

The movement, visible trough the sapphire crystal caseback, features a frosted finish replacing the Geneva waves found on earlier models.