MB&F has done it again - with Legacy Machine Number 2, it changed from one-engine-two-dials to two-engines-one-dial.
Max calls it Kinetic Art - art in motion and I cannot agree more. Watching the two escapement beats simultaneously driving the watch is amazing. In actual fact, LM2 continued from LM1 with both technical experts Jean-Francois Mojon and Kari Voutilainen continuing from LM1. There are a lot of similarities but the one-to-two was changed to two-for-one. Coming in three metals, the platinum with blue dial is limited to 18 pieces while the rose gold and white gold versions are unlimited although production is limited to a very small number per year.
Inspired by the Duality by Philippe Dufour, Max felt he needed to create a watch with double balance wheel. What the team came up with not only pays homage to the past but also created a watch where two balance wheels driving one single gear train. Without going too much into the technical, the differential basically averages out the variation of the two balance wheels.
The lacquered dial is at the 12 o'clock position and the differential at the 6 o'clock position. The two balance wheels are suspended over the dial and the differential. The platinum comes with a blue (PVD) dial.
All I can say is that the LM2 is a great continuation of the LM1 and it is exquisite! If only I could afford one. Thanks The Hourglass for the invite and also Max for explaining his new Legacy Machine. Can't wait for the next HM...