MB&F launches the Legacy Machine 'Split Escapement' in Titanium Green
May 6, 2019: MB&F followers are not unfamiliar with the Legacy Machine ‘Split Escapement’ time machine. This luxury mechanical watch brand has made sure that there is one distinctive technical constant with every single watch in the MB&F Legacy Machine collection. The functions may vary, and different complications come to the fore in each edition, but the suspended balance wheel remains literally and metaphorically above everything else. In Legacy Machine Split Escapement, this feature is not only highlighted, but raised to another level of achievement.
What is rather less traditional is its construction. Unlike most of the other suspended balances in the Legacy Machine collection, the balance of LM Split Escapement seems to oscillate on its own, without any visible intake of energy. The essential remaining parts of the escapement, which provide the driving impulse – anchor and escape wheel – are concealed on the opposite side of the movement, almost 12 mm below; hence the name ‘Split Escapement’.
Having originally launched in 2017 in four white gold ‘frosted’ editions, the brand has launched the 2019 edition in titanium green. The latest grade 5 titanium edition with green CVD-treated dial is decorated with a spectacular sun-ray finish, which catches the light from alternating angles and makes the dial colour vary between blue and green. Rarity in design...