UNLOCKING THE FEMININE SIDE
Now in its 14th year of creating collaborative works of audacious horological art for the wrist – and sometimes for the tabletop – MB&F has finally created a timepiece dedicated exclusively to women.
Text: Jessica Hall
The Legacy Machine FlyingT is a three-dimensional creation, with a steeply cambered bezel and slender, beveled lugs on a round case that is fully set with diamonds. The high, convex domed sapphire crystal hovers over a curved dial plate. An asymmetric opening frames a raised flying tourbillon escapement, the carriage of which is topped by a single large diamond. A dial of white or black lacquer with blued gold hands sits on a 50° tilt at the 7 o’clock position. Equipped with the mechanical automatic MB&F flying 60-second tourbillon, sun-motif rotor made of 18k gold, titanium and platinum, 18,000 vph with a 100-hour power reserve, the watch is set with either a round-brilliant or baguette diamonds.
The “entry-level” MB&F Legacy Machine FlyingT Black Lacquer version retails for $115,000; the paved version $145,000; and at the top of it all (shown above) the baguette version $315,000 (all before taxes)