First launched in 2013, up until now, the MB&F Legacy Machine No. 2 was only available in 18K white gold with dark grey dial, 18K rose gold with silver dial or in a limited edition of 18 pieces in 950 platinum with blue dial —you can see the previous iterations here. Today, we bring you our hands-on review of the new MB&F Legacy Machine No. 2 Titanium with its strikingly beautiful vivid blue greenish dial. With its rounded profiles and its majestically arching balance wheel bridges the new MB&F Legacy Machine No. 2 Titanium if fitted with a redesigned polished bezel that makes the case one millimeter slimmer than that of its predecessors and now measuring 19 mm in thickness instead of 20 mm. The case made of grade 5 Ti-6Al-4V high-tech titanium alloy used in aerospace and medical applications, offers a perfect blend of strength and lightness, ensuring that LM2 Ti sits seductively and comfortably on the wrist. To round out the elegant but ultra cool look of this amazing timepiece, the new MB&F Legacy Machine No. 2 Titanium is delivered on a matte hand-stitched black alligator strap with titanium pin buckle matching the case.
Inspired by the dual regulator, one of the rarest mechanisms in the history of watchmaking, the Legacy Machine No. 2 Titanium just like its predecessors, features a highly domed sapphire crystal cupola with anti-reflective treatment on both sides. This time, sporting a PE-CVD treated green dial dial with a vivid blue greenish hue, the dial features a white lacquer sub dial at 12 o'clock with blued gold hour and minute hands that is visually balanced by the large raised differential at 6 o'clock and the two flying balances. The Legacy Machine No. 2's dual flying balances are suspended high above the dial from four highly polished arcing arms. When that spectacular PE-CVD-treated green dial catches the light from alternating angles, it comes alive with constantly changing iridescent sheens and hues of green and blue —a true chameleon in all shape and form.
Immaculately decorated with Geneva waves, gold chatons, mirror-polished bevels and bridges, this manual wound movement is composed of 241 parts, 44 jewels, a planetary differential comprising 3 gears and 5 pinions, two bespoke 11 mm balance wheels with four traditional regulating screws floating above the movement and dials and a Breguet balance spring. When fully wound, the movement provides a power reserve of 45 hours while beating at a frequency of 18,000 vph. Staying true to their name Max Büsser and Friends —MB&F—, the names of the two men responsible for the movement —Jean-François Mojon and Kari Voutilainen— are hand engraved on its plates.
On the Wrist & Pricing
On the wrist, the new MB&F Legacy Machine No. 2 Titanium LM2 Ti wears true to its size and extremely comfortably. This new iteration of the LM2 is perhaps the nicest one due to the interesting color and hues projected by its blue greenish dial. If you like owning the best of the best, the new MB&F Legacy Machine No. 2 Titanium needs to be on your wrist before it's sold out. Available in a limited edition of only 18 pieces.
Sticker Price $138,000 USD in titanium, $156,000 in 18K White Gold or 18K Rose Gold and $190,000 USD in Platinum. For more info on MB&F click here.