MB&F launches its first timepiece for women: the Legacy Machine FlyingT

The new collection marks the 14th year of the company
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Iconic watchmaker MB&F has announced the launch of it's first ever watch for women. The Legacy Machine FlyingT will be the first of three MB&F three-dimensional horological art pieces dedicated to women.

The number seven holds special significance for the company (in the company's seventh year, MB&F created the Legacy Machine collection, and it was also the year that the first MB&F co-creations were shown at the M.A.D. Gallery in Geneva. With that in mind, the brand has decided to launch its inaugural women's collection in its fourteenth year. 

A little bit about the new Legacy Machine FlyingT :

"The new design has a round case in white gold, with a steeply cambered bezel and slender, elongated lugs, is fully set with diamonds. A high, extravagantly convex dome of sapphire crystal rises from the bezel. Beneath the dome, a subtly curved dial plate, liquidly black with layers of stretched lacquer or glittering with blazing white diamonds.

There is an asymmetric ventricular opening in the dial plate frames the heart of the LM FlyingT engine – a cinematic flying tourbillon that beats at a serene rate of 2.5Hz (18,000vph). The tourbillon projects high above the rest of the engine, a kinetic, dynamic column that stops just short of the apex of the sapphire crystal dome. Affixed to the top of the upper tourbillon cage is a single large diamond that rotates simultaneously with the flying tourbillon, emitting the fiery brilliance of the very best quality stones.

At the 7 o’clock position – another reference to the numeric theme that runs throughout LM FlyingT – is a dial of black or white lacquer that displays the hours and minutes with a pair of elegant serpentine hands in blued gold. The dial is inclined at a 50° tilt so that the time can be read only by the wearer, an intimate communication that highlights the personal nature of LM FlyingT. On the reverse, the automatic winding rotor takes the shape of a three-dimensional red-gold sun with sculpted rays, providing LM FlyingT with four days of power reserve."

The new timepiece holds a special significance for Maximilian Büsser, the founder of MB&F, as the design was influenced by the feminine and maternal influences in his life.

“I wanted LM FlyingT to possess the epitome of femininity as reflected by the women in my life, particularly my mother. It had to combine supreme elegance with tremendous vitality. The column-like structure of the flying tourbillon was very important to me as I felt very strongly that women form the pillar of humanity. At the same time, there is another layer of meaning coming in from the sun-shaped rotor, which incorporates the element of life-giving, a source of sustenance which we gravitate towards and around," says Maximilian Büsser. 

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