Introducing, And Hands-On With, The MB&F Legacy Machine Split Escapement Titanium Green


MB&F Legacy Machine Split Escapement Titanium Green

MB&F Legacy Machine Split Escapement Titanium Green (Photo: R. Naas)

Green is the new blue this year, with so many brands unveiling exceptional green-dial watches. Now, MB&F joins the green move with its newest Legacy Machine Split Escapement (LE SE) Titanium Green watch with stunning green dial.

MB&F Legacy Machine Split Escapement Titanium Green

MB&F Legacy Machine Split Escapement Titanium Green dial and caseback.

The first Legacy Machine Split Escapement LE SE was introduced in October of 2017 in four versions, including a copper dial model and a blue dial model with star-dust-like “frosted” dials.  The new white gold LM SE green dial is beautifully worked in a different motif: a sun-ray finished green CVD. If you think the pictures look  good, wait until you see the watch up close. This watch is a  beauty both aesthetically and technically.

The key technical element of this watch is its  suspended balance wheel that sits beneath the high domed sapphire crystal — visible above the dial. It has the appearance of oscillating on its own because MB&F has relocated the driving impulse, anchor and escape wheel to the opposite side of the movement, concealing it from view. With this reconfigured design, comes the name Split Escapement. The watch was the result of a collaboration with Stephen McDonnell. It is highly unconventional thanks to the regulating system has been split between the top of the movement and the back of the movement, thanks to an extra-long shaft of 12mm that goes right through the movement, connecting the regulating system’s essential components. We invite you to read about the movement and its complexities here.

MB&F Legacy Machine Split Escapement Titanium Green

MB&F Legacy Machine Split Escapement Titanium Green features a sun-ray dial that is mesmerizing. (Photo: R. Naas)

Just 33 pieces of the striking LE SE Titanium Green watch will be made, each retails for $68,000.

Technical Specs of the  MB&F LE SE Titanium Green

Movement: Movement developed for MB&F by Stephen McDonnell.

Split escapement with the balance wheel suspended above the dial and the anchor under the movement.
Manual winding with double mainspring barrels.
Bespoke 14mm balance wheel with traditional regulating screws visible on top of the movement.
Superlative hand finishing throughout respecting 19th-century style; bevelled internal angles highlighting hand craft; pol- ished bevels; Geneva waves; hand-made frost and engravings.
Power reserve: 72 hours
Balance frequency: 2.5Hz / 18,000bph
Number of components: 314
Number of jewels: 35

FUNCTIONS & INDICATIONS: Hours, minutes, date and power-reserve indicators.
Push-button next to the date dial for quick adjustment of the date.

CASE: grade 5 titanium edition Dimensions: 44mm × 17.5mm
Number of components: 49
Water resistance: 30m / 90’ / 3ATM

SAPPHIRE CRYSTALS:Sapphire crystals on top and display back treated with anti-reflective coating on both faces.

MB&F Legacy Machine Split Escapement Titanium Green

Just 33 pieces of the MB&F Legacy Machine Split Escapement Titanium Green will be made.


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