Legacy Machine Perpetual is constantly evolving to meet the real challenges of life on earth.
MB&F has landed its Legacy Machine Perpetual, its most complex watch to date, in a new habitat: everyday life on earth. The more classic Legacy Machine Perpetual EVO is known for its machines that seem to fly from outer space. It has consolidated its position and become a watch that people enjoy daily. The redesigned zircon case, the shock absorber that protects the movement of the perpetual calendar, the integrated rubber strap and the 80m water resistance, the EVO is sturdy and durable and can operate on our “blue planet”. So let’s watch it live, including the video comment above!
to be frank. Few of us wear precious Legacy Machine Perpetual models to ride bicycles in the countryside or go for a run in the hot summer. In most cases, these complicated clock beauties are stored in a safe inside the barrel and retrieved under special circumstances. Well, things have changed, and MB&F has determined that its Legacy Machine QP (one of the most innovative and advanced perpetual calendar systems in modern watchmaking) has a service life that exceeds the safe. By implementing a series of structural changes, LM Permanent EVO is enhanced and ready to take action in real life. Well, we are not talking about saturation diving or volcano climbing, but situations that most rational people might encounter in their daily lives.
Heritage machine background
The first Legacy Machine appeared in 2011, which is completely different from the more standard SciFi-inspired chassis offered by the brand. This is the brand’s first round case, with a more traditional personality, designed to honor some of the great watchmaking innovations and master watchmakers of the 19th century. The founder Max Büsser was obsessed with an idea: “What will happen,” he meditated, “If I was born in 1867, a hundred years earlier than my actual birth year? With the help of friends , What kind of watch would I conceive of?”
The answer was realized in Legacy Machine 1. Legacy Machine 1 became the first watch in history to win two awards at the 2012 Geneva Haute Horlogerie Awards (Public Choice Award and Best Men’s Watch). Over the years, we have seen the traditional escapement system, the amazing LM flying tourbillon designed for women, the LM101 with a Moserfumé dial and the latest LM Eddy Jaquet model with a hand-engraved dial. These dials are all Inspired by scenes in Jules’ novels. Verne.
However, the most complicated watch in the entire MB&F series is the Legacy Machine Perpetual, a model developed in 2015 by the Northern Irish watchmaking genius Stephen McDonnell. When McDonnell set out to redesign the MB&F perpetual calendar, he proposed a basis for system complications that redesigned the entire machine. LM Perpetual uses a “mechanical processor” composed of a series of superimposed discs. This revolutionary processor sets the default number of days in the month to 28 (because logically, all months have at least 28 days), and then adds additional days according to the needs of each month. This ensures that each month has the correct number of days, and eliminates the possibility of incorrect date skipping. The built-in safety function can disconnect the quick setting button during the date change, so even if the button is accidentally operated during the date change, the movement will not be damaged.
EVO has landed
The first obvious change is the material used for the housing. Unlike other traditional models, the case is made of gold, platinum and titanium. The case of the new LM Perpetual EVO is made of zirconium. Zirconium is a silver-gray metal with super luster and its performance exceeds that of steel and titanium. . Zirconium is lighter than steel and more durable than titanium. It is powdery and volatile. It catches fire and makes processing dangerous. Zirconium is not usually used in watchmaking, but its hypoallergenic and antimicrobial benefits far outweigh the risks, making it an ideal lightweight companion for an active lifestyle.
Although the shell size has not changed-44mm x 17.5mm-some functions of the shell structure have changed. The new EVO case design eliminates the bezel and integrates the dome sapphire crystal directly onto the case. Enlarging the openings on the dial allows a clearer view of the engine components and the hovering balance wheel, but this also means that the sapphire crystal must be reconfigured and then thermally bonded to the zirconium case. MB&F Legacy Machine Perpetual EVO Blue 07.ZR.BU
Another change is to replace the larger double spring rectangular actuator with a circular pusher. In addition to ease of adjustment, the pusher does not protrude too much from the case, so it is unlikely to be accidentally activated. However, perhaps the biggest step in the EVO’s new rugged and durable design is the use of a screw-in crown (this is MB&F’s first), which can protect the case’s new 80m water resistance. In order to eliminate the risk of excessive winding of the barrel, the degreasing of the winding stem pushes the crown in and tightens it to separate the crown from the winding mechanism. The slightly hollowed lugs highlight the sporty style of the case.
About to be born
McDonald’s perpetual calendar movement is both spectacular and complex. Thanks to McDonell’s mechanical processor and hollow sub-dial with calendar function, almost all QP movements have been displayed, and they are proud of the glasses that fly the balance wheel.
In order to protect the engine from daily knocks and impacts in life, MB&F replica watch is equipped with a ring-shaped steel shock absorber between the case and the movement, which gives the 581 part of the perpetual calendar super durability. In fact, the FlexRing shock absorber is machined from a piece of stainless steel, which makes it the most powerful machine in the MB&F series.
The back of the case shows the rest of the MacDonald’s fully integrated manual winding perpetual calendar movement, as well as the mechanical processor and built-in safety devices. The escapement is clearly visible, and the double barrel provides 72 hours of autonomy for the movement. In order to maintain the spirit of the 19th century, these hand-finished with internal tilt and polished angles, large gold reliefs, Côtes de Genève on the bridge and hand-carved surfaces are the highest level.
Colors in life
Legacy Machine Perpetual Evo offers three different dial colors: atomic orange, blue and black. Atomic Orange is a brand new color of MB&F, and like the blue and black dial/nameplate, it is obtained through PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) processing. PVD or CVD (chemical vapor deposition) treatment was originally used as a protective layer to extend the service life of mechanical parts. These processes were later used for decorative purposes, and dark PVD coatings are now widely used in watchmaking. However, it is very difficult to obtain a yellow, orange or red PVD coating, which makes this atomic orange shade somewhat novel in the field of PVD/CVD coating and watchmaking.
The last point is the application of luminescent materials on all hands and on the hour and minute sub-dials at 12 o’clock, the day of the week sub-dials at 3 o’clock, the month at 6 o’clock and the date dial at 9 o’clock. All three models are displayed on an integrated rubber strap with a titanium alloy folding clasp. wholesale fake watch
Technical Specifications-MB&F Traditional Machine Permanent EVO
Case: 44 mm diameter x 17.5 mm thickness-zirconium, brushed and polished-sapphire crystal, with anti-reflective coating on both sides-screw-in crown-water resistance 80m
Dial: Skeleton, atomic orange or black or blue dial-centrally mounted balance wheel-four suspended subdials that respectively display time, date, date, month-power reserve indicator and retrograde year at 5 and 7 o’clock- Pointer Super-LumiNova handles calendar and calendar functions
Movement: Fully integrated perpetual calendar and manual winding developed by Stephen Mc Donnell for MB&F-72 hours power reserve-18,000vph / 2.5Hz-581 parts-41 jewels-functions: hours, minutes, Day, date, month, retrograde leap year and power reserve indicator-FlexRing shock-absorbing ring damper between case and movement
Strap: Rubber strap-titanium folding clasp