The LM2 isn’t the primary watch to feature two autonomous escapements. Some of the greatest watchmakers (ever) constructed watches with this architecture, including Breguet, Berthoud, and Janvier, though those watches were truth be told resonance watches and featured two individual movements. During the 1930s, the absolute best understudies at the watchmaking school in Le Sentier assembled a little small bunch of pocketwatches that featured two escapements arrived at the midpoint of by a planetary differential. Only ten of these were made, and one may been seen here:
Then, in 1996, autonomous watchmaker Philippe Dufour constructed the principal wristwatch with this layout in the Duality. Only nine pieces were made, and it very well may be said that this is the watch that enlivened MB&F to fabricate the Legacy Machine Number Two.
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The first time that MB&F founder Max Büsser saw the Duality, he thought not too far off, “how delightful would this look on the front of a dial?”
But before he could put two equilibrium wheels on the front of a dial, he needed to put one. Also, the outcome was the Legacy Machine Number One, which featured two autonomous dials run off of a solitary escapement. The LM1 was a gigantic basic and commercial achievement, winning two awards at the 2012 GPHG.
Legacy Machine Two is a lot of the descendent of the LM1, in that it utilizes a similar 44mm traditional case. The dials also look a lot of the equivalent and the movement architects and finishers continue as before – Jean-Francois Mojon, and Kari Voutilainen, respectively.
Here, the planetary differential that sits at 6 o’clock basically takes the normal of the two autonomous equilibrium wheels, which beat openly of each other and uninhibitedly of any would-be resonance.
You can see a superior outline of the stuff train right here:
It should be noted that the enormous outer dial of the LM2 is real the underside of the movement’s baseplate, and though the star of the dial side is absolutely the two floating equilibrium wheels and oversized differential, the completion here is excellent.
And, while the front of the LM2 is surprising on its own, the watch truly becomes uncommon once you turn it over and see what Mojon and Voutilainen have done together. This movement is drop. dead. gorgeous.
The Legacy Machine Two is also shockingly wearable. It stays 44mm in breadth yet has acquired somewhat in tallness because of the double equilibrium wheels. In any case, it is an entirely wearable watch considering all that it has going on, including the goliath domed precious stone.
After my first active involvement in the LM2 I was left absolutely shocked. I had thought the LM1 would remain my favorite between the two because of its expanded functionality (double timezone) and bigger particular equilibrium wheel, giving the dial an extremely perfect look. I was wrong – the LM2 is really the watch I like and the double equilibrium wheels beating away close to each other is only wonderful, as you can find in the video above.
The LM2 is accessible in rose gold (imagined) and white gold, both at $156,000, and a restricted edition of 18 pieces dressed in platinum with a blue dial (also seen above) at $190,000. You can peruse more about the astonishing MB&F Legacy Machine Two here .
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By Will Holloway