EDITOR’S CHOICE 2
MB& F LEGACY MACHINE 101 ( LM101)
This watch highlights the essential part of a wristwatch: the balance wheel, which is responsible for regulating precisely how much power is emitted to the gears, and of course, time. That’s not all: this timepiece features the first movement developed completely in-house by MB&F. Furthermore, the glass sapphire protecting the dial appears to be invisible and gives the illusion that you can reach in and touch the balance wheel hanging from the elegant twins arches. These are made from a block of metal and require more than five hours of hand polishing to get the gloss. The brand has long been fascinated by the long slow oscillations of the balance wheel pocket watches—2.5hz / 18,000vph compared to the fastest and short 4hz / 28,800vph common today. The strap is alligator with a gold hook to match the case.