MB&F - Legacy Machine Split Escapement (Titanium)
There is one constant throughout the Legacy Machine collection: functions and complications vary, but the suspended balance wheel remains literally and metaphorically above everything else. With the LM Split Escapement, this feature is raised to another level.
Just below the domed crystal, the balance of LM SE beats at a sedate, traditional 2.5Hz… What is rather less traditional is its construction: the balance seems to oscillate on its own, without any visible intake of energy. The essential remaining parts of the escapement – anchor and escape wheel – are concealed on the opposite side of the movement, almost 12 mm below.
Under the balance, the triple-dial design gives the time at 12 o’clock, the power reserve at 4 o’clock and the date at 8 o’clock – quickly and easily adjustable thanks to a lateral push-button.
Model: LM SPLIT ESCAPEMENT TI GREEN LIMITED EDITION OF 33 PIECES
Functions: Hours, Minutes, DATE, Power Reserve
Caseback: Sapphire Crystal
Glass: Domed Sapphire Crystal
Dimensions: 44 x 17.5mm
Dial: White lacquer sub-dials, Green CVD, Sun-ray dial plate
Caliber: Three-dimensional horological movement developed for MB&F by Stephen McDonnell.
Power Reserve: 72 Hours
Water Resistance: 3 ATM
Bracelet/Strap: Brown Alligator
Comes with: Presentation Box
WHY WE LOVE IT
The LM Split Escapement is one of those watches that at first glance looks so simple, but in reality is very complex. Watchmaker Stephen McDonnell has managed to only the balance wheel dial side mounted on an arched bridge and has split the escapement (not just a clever name) so rat of the escapement parts anchor/escape wheel are now on the movement side of the watch. Leaving the dial even cleaner.