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New: Hands on with the MB&F LM Split Escapement Titanium Green

with our 5 live photograph pack
by Peter Chong on April 30, 2019
Overview
Brand

MB&F LM Split Escapement Titanium Green

Complication / Type of Watch

Split escapement

Recommended Retail Price

CHF 64,000 (USD 68k or EUR 59k) + VAT.
Limited Edition 33 pieces.

A new chapter for the Legacy Machine ‘Split Escapement’ series: presenting the LM SE Titanium Green! With our live photographs taken during Baselworld 2019.

You may recall the first LM Split Escapement editions, launched back in 2017: four different versions all in 18K white gold cases, with “frosted” dial plates in blue, ruthenium, rose gold or yellow gold. Like other previous Legacy Machines crafted in grade 5 titanium, this new edition gets a sun-ray, green CVD dial.

Recommended reading: Our full hands-on review of the LM Split Escapement.

The unconvetional Split Escapement movement created by Stephen McDonnel remains unchanged.

The system is unconventional because the regulating system is split between the top of the movement, where the oversized flying balance can be seen, seemingly to revolve on its own; and the back of the movement, where the anchor and the escapement wheel is located. An extra long shaft of 12mm goes through the movement, connecting the regulating the essential components.

MB&F LM SE Titanium Green Specifications

4 white gold launch editions limited to 18 pieces each, with a frosted dial plate in blue, ruthenium, red gold or yellow gold; and a limited edition of 33 pieces in titanium with a sun-ray-finish, green CVD dial.

ENGINE
Movement developed for MB&F by Stephen McDonnell.
plit escapement with the balance wheel suspended above the dial and the anchor under the movement.
Manual winding with double mainspring barrels.
Bespoke 14mm balance wheel with traditional regulating screws visible on top of the movement.
Superlative hand finishing throughout respecting 19th-century style; bevelled internal angles highlighting hand craft; polished bevels; Geneva waves; hand-made frost and engravings.
Power reserve: 72 hours
Balance frequency: 2.5Hz / 18,000bph

Number of components: 314
Number of jewels: 35

FUNCTIONS & INDICATIONS
Hours, minutes, date and power-reserve indicators.
Push-button next to the date dial for quick adjustment of the date.

CASE
Material: launch editions in 18K white gold; grade 5 titanium edition Dimensions: 44mm × 17.5mm
Number of components: 49
Water resistance: 30m / 90’ / 3ATM

SAPPHIRE CRYSTALS
Sapphire crystals on top and display back treated with anti-reflective coating on both faces.

STRAP & BUCKLE
Black or brown hand-stitched alligator strap with white-gold or titanium folding buckle matching the case.

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