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Presenting Legacy Machine FlyingT, the first of MB&F’s three-dimensional horological art pieces dedicated to women.The creative process behind Legacy Machine FlyingT started four years ago, when Maximilian Büsser began thinking about making something inspired by the feminine influences in his life. Says Büsser, “I created MB&F to do what I believe in, making three-dimensional sculptural kinetic art pieces that give the time. I was creating for myself, which is the only way we could have made all these crazy and audacious pieces over the years. But at some point there came a desire to create something for the women in my family. I’ve been surrounded by their influence all my life, so I gave myself the challenge to do something for them.”
Asymmetry is highlighted in the design of LM FlyingT, from the positioning of the time display at 7 o’clock to the ventricular dial-plate aperture that frames the emerging tourbillon. Even the tourbillon cage itself embraces asymmetry, opting for a cantilevered double-arch upper bridge instead of the symmetrical battleaxe which has topped all other MB&F tourbillons. The 280-component engine of Legacy Machine FlyingT has a power reserve of four days (100 hours), which is among the highest within MB&F, a testament to the growth of in-house expertise and experience.Calf or alligator leather straps available with 18k white gold pin buckle, set with diamonds.
There are three versions being built in the initial roll out: one with a black lacquer dial ($115,000), one with a pave diamond dial and case ($145,000) and one that features a baguette-diamond-set case and dial with more than eight carats of diamonds on it ($315,000).