MB&F has been creating some unique and bold horological timepieces since 2005 and 2019 marks their 14th year of innovative & wild watchmaking adventure. The latest from MB&F LM Thunderdome is a first-ever collaboration between two legends Eric Coudray and Kari Voutilainen. The technical construction originated with Coudray and it was Voutilainen who interpreted the mechanism into the aesthetically refined movement that inhabits LM Thunderdome.
The proprietary TriAx mechanism consist of 413 components and with a diameter of only 35mm its a mechanical wonder. The new TriAx mechanism fulfils MB&F’s directive to Eric Coudray in spectacular fashion. The LM Thunderdome engine with three axis,two cage configuration has the largest range and fastest rate of balance positional displacement known throughout the history of watchmaking. In a rather more accessible context, this means that LM Thunderdome offers a visual spectacle that the horological world has never seen before.
Legacy Machine Thunderdome engine features superlative hand finishing throughout, at the highest level of 19th century style. Sharp internal angles, unachievable by machines, are bevelled and polished by hand. The softly luminous Geneva waves characteristic of Voutilainen are applied by hand, as are the frosting and engraving on the power-reserve indication. The guilloche dial plate around the multi axis rotating escapement was also made in house by Kari Voutilainen
LM Thunderdome will be available in two limited editions of 33 pieces pieces in platinum , with light-blue guilloché dial for approx $280,000 and further 10 pieces in Tantalum (five each with aventurine or blue guilloché dial)
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