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MB&F Legacy Machine No.2 Red Gold Blue Watch Will Be Last Ever In Red Gold

MB&F Legacy Machine No.2 Red Gold Blue Watch Will Be Last Ever In Red Gold First Look Six years after the MB&F Legacy Machine No.2 exploded onto the watchmaking scene, tumbling, so perfectly formed, from the minds of award-winning watchmakers Jean-François Mojon and Kari Voutilainen, its journey has come full circle. The release of the MB&F LM2 Red Gold Blue watch will be the last ever to be made from the 18k red gold that encased the first.

MB&F Legacy Machine No.2 Red Gold Blue Watch Will Be Last Ever In Red Gold First Look

And this will be a very limited release, with only 12 pieces planned. But each of those 12 will have a remarkably rich character thanks to the regal combination of the red gold case and the deep blue dial plate, whose color has been obtained through a CVD (chemical vapor deposition) process.

MB&F Legacy Machine No.2 Red Gold Blue Watch Will Be Last Ever In Red Gold First Look

Specifications

Brand: MB&F
Model: Legacy Machine No.2
Dimensions: 44mm × 19mm (which is the same as the titanium version from 2017, but 1mm slimmer than the older versions, which were 20mm thick)
Water Resistance: 30 meters
Case Material: 18k red gold
Crystal/Lens: Sapphire
Movement: LM2 developed exclusively for MB&F by Jean-François Mojon at Chronode and Kari Voutilainen
Power Reserve: 45 hours
Strap/Bracelet: Leather strap
Price & Availability: Limited to 12 pieces, priced at $156,000 + tax each

MB&F Legacy Machine No.2 Red Gold Blue Watch Will Be Last Ever In Red Gold First Look

As with previous entrants in this family, the dial of the MB&F Legacy Machine No.2 is enlivened and defined by the dial “flying” balance wheels, which remain secured by the “second generation” bridges we saw debut in the most recent LM2 watches. These curved and polished bridges that arch up from the dial to give proceedings a rarely seen depth are charged with stabilizing two completely independent regulating organs, beating at different rates in order to provide an “average” reading, which, theoretically, reduces the likelihood of isochronous error.

MB&F Legacy Machine No.2 Red Gold Blue Watch Will Be Last Ever In Red Gold First Look

An Homage To Genius

During the design process, Voutilainen and Mojon paid tribute to some of the finest horologists to ever grace the earth. It is clear to see that the ghosts of Abraham-Louis Breguet (1747-1823), Ferdinand Berthoud (1727-1807), and Antide Janvier (1751-1835) haunt this piece that takes their shared interest in dual regulators and dashes with it into the 21st century.

MB&F Legacy Machine No.2 Red Gold Blue Watch Will Be Last Ever In Red Gold First Look

And that triumvirate of legends has a living peer in Philippe Dufour, the creator of the “Duality” watch, which was the first to contain dual regulators and a differential. Dufour is considered by many to be the greatest living watchmaker, and this piece could also be seen as a tribute to his brilliance. As one would expect, such top-level work carries a significant price tag. The MB&F LM2 Red Gold Blue will retail for $156,000 + taxes. To learn more, visit mbandf.com.

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  • Jared

    lets face it, MB&F at this stage doesn’t have to

    they could provide blurry photos that barely show off the watch, and they’ll sell every one. Hell I bet all of these sold before they ever hit send on the press release

    • Independent_George

      That’s true, but since the chances of me ever seeing on live, so pictures will have to do. I am also never dating Margot Robbie, but doesn’t mean I don’t want to to look at pictures of her.

      • Jared

        check out ticktocking on youtube, he gets a lot of MB&F stuff and he does very in depth reviews with lots of macro videography(also covers a lot of high end stuff like De Bethune, Greubel Forsey and other super high end horology piece.

  • SuperStrapper

    Well, it won’t be my favourite iteration of this watch, but who wouldn’t want one on their wrist regardless?

  • benjameshodges

    Care to go into detail as to why it’ll be the last in red gold? Proprietary gold coming soon? Gold tone being taken away in favour of white metals? Felt it was missing from this article.

  • SuperStrapper

    If you go back and look at the history of MB&F marketing images, you’ll find a sharp lack of full frontal. These are actually very standard image types from the brand: I think they really want to make sure and show off all the depths in the watch (a feature prominent in basically all MB&F watches) and a straight-on dial shot likely just doesn’t do it for Max’s marketing team.

    • ???

      From my personal experience, in real several LM watches do not look good from the straight-on angle.

  • *Gulp* I wander what my kidneys are worth?

    • DanW94

      Presuming you take care of yourself, limit your alcohol intake, maintained a normal blood pressure and a healthy weight, I’d say about 60,000 a kidney. (Not that I’ve any insight into how to obtain a kidney, put one on ice and find a buyer for it on the black market in a 24 hour period).

  • Raymond Wilkie

    Can you imagine owning something like this. It’s a dream.

  • Independent_George

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