MB&F replica Commemorates the 10th Anniversary of Traditional Machines With LMX.
Although MB&F’s Horological Machines was established on the premise of the avant-garde manifestation of the case, the brand has the same successful and more traditional traditional round case series Legacy Machines (LM).
It’s hard to believe, but the LM series has a history of 10 years (MB&F itself has a history of 16 years). On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of LM, MB&F launched the LM1 Ultimate Edition, which is the watch of this series.
The abbreviation of “Legacy Machine X” (Legacy Machine X), the last letter is the Roman letter “10”. LMX integrates various elements of the watches of the past ten years and some new ideas, forming a familiar but brand new “machine”. As a result, it has the familiar twin dials with two time zones, but it is now slanted. Similarly, the LMX has a vertical power reserve indicator, but it is now more refined with a spherical display. All of this is contained in a thinner case, which is similar to the first appearance on the LM Thunderdome three-axis tourbillon.
Compared with the original LM1, the LMX has indeed undergone major upgrades both internally and externally. Its styling is more stylish, including a larger three-dimensional dial and the newly developed three-barrel movement with a power reserve of one week. In most cases, LMX is an excellent evolution of the original LM concept-an impressive watch in itself-but it is indeed less risky than a landmark project.
Some details of LMX are eye-catching. When the dual dial is tilted towards the wearer, more mechanical properties are displayed on the dial-illustrating how MB&F can create a dynamic and clean mechanical structure. Coupled with a few symmetrical and refined steel bridges, there are many things to appreciate on the dial.
One of the most fascinating elements on the dial is the hemispherical power reserve, which doubles as the day of the week. But it is small enough to be difficult to read, and a bit cumbersome: indicating the date means that the watch must be wound on a specific date in order to keep the indicator in line with the calendar.
The hemispherical power reserve indicator is on both sides, can display the day of the week or the remaining power reserve days, and can be rotated according to the wearer’s preferences
However, the size of LMX is similar to LM1, which means that the mechanical structure in a similar space is more complicated. This achievement is eye-catching and is enhanced by the thinness of the watch. Because its strap is very narrow-most of the height is huge crystal-LMX is surprisingly thin.
Although LMX is similar in function to LM1, it is actually more than ten years advanced. It is powered by a novel movement designed to show more mechanical performance on the dial while having a longer power reserve and retaining the size of the case.
First of all, the dial side aims to showcase its finishing, which is one of the focuses of the LM series, which is inspired by classic watchmaking in the 19th century.
Steel bridges are probably the most eye-catching part of the building, and they are all very well completed. Take the pair of steel bridges behind each dual dial as an example. Although they are small, they are highly polished and ground into straight-grained sides on the top surface, and are inlaid with a bowl-shaped golden chat tube. top luxury replica watches
On the back, the layout is unusual. The structure of the movement is definitely not modern, but a bridge with a traditional pocket watch style like a pocket watch.
Its three barrels surround the central ratchet and incorporate an unusual blue three-arm pawl spring, resulting in a power reserve of up to 7 days, which is a significant increase compared to the 45 hours of the LM1.
The movement is much more advanced than the LM1 movement, while retaining the 44 mm diameter of the LM1 movement. This fact proves the sophistication of its structure.
Diameter: 44 mm
Height: 21.4 mm
Material: Titanium or 18k pink gold
Water resistance: 30 m
Movement: Three-dimensional horological movement
Functions: Hours, minutes, second time zone, and power reserve indicator
Frequency: 18,000 beats per hour (2.5 Hz)
Power reserve: 7 days
Strap: Alligator strap with folding buckle in matching metal