The LM Split Escapement was first launched in 2017 in four white gold “frosted” editions, each limited to 18 pieces. Today, MB&F introduces a new limited edition of 33 pieces in grade 5 titanium, with a spectacular green CVD-treated dial. The sun-ray dial finish catches the light from alternating angles, constantly changing between blue and green hues.
There is one technical constant that defines every single watch in the MB&F Legacy Machine collection, the suspended balance wheel. In the Legacy Machine Split Escapement, this feature is not only high- lighted, but raised to another level of achievement.
Just below the highest point of the domed dial crystal, the balance of LM Split Escapement beats at a sedate, traditional 2.5Hz / 18,000bph. What is rather less traditional is its construction. Unlike most of the other suspended balances in the Legacy Machine collection, the balance of LM Split Escapement seems to oscillate on its own, without any visible intake of energy. The essential remaining parts of the escapement, which provide the driving impulse – anchor and escape wheel – are concealed on the opposite side of the movement, almost 12 mm below; hence the name ‘Split Escapement’.
Under the balance, the triple-dial design of LM SE gives the time at 12 o’clock, the power reserve indication at 4 o’clock and the date at 8 o’clock. The date can be quickly and easily adjusted thanks to a push-button on the side of the case, next to the date dial. (Price €.69.700)