MB&F’s Legacy Machine Perpetual was first launched in 2015 and has since been made of various metals, including red gold, platinum, white gold, titanium and gold.
This year, the Swiss brand launched Legacy Machine Perpetual made of palladium. This new limited edition of 25 pieces is made of palladium 950, a rare lightweight platinum group metal.
The 44mm x 17.5mm case sets off the aquamarine sunray dial, the tone of which varies between light blue, green and gray.
This new Palladium version integrates new ergonomic corrector buttons at 2 o’clock and 4 o’clock. MB&F was first launched in 2020 with the sporty Legacy Machine Perpetual EVO.
The Legacy Machine Perpetual is powered by a fully integrated 581 component movement. Its suspended 14 mm balance wheel vibrates at 18,000 vibrations per hour on the dial side, allowing the wearer to appreciate this fascinating spectacle.
The hour and minute subdial is located at 12 o’clock, between the elegant arches of the balance wheel. Other indications are: day of the week at 3 o’clock, power reserve indicator at 4 o’clock, month at 6 o’clock, retrograde leap year indicator at 7 o’clock, and date at 9 o’clock.
This hand-wound movement is equipped with polished bevels, Côtes de Genève and hand-engraved top finishes. It is equipped with a double barrel and provides a 72-hour power reserve.
Unlike the traditional perpetual calendar mechanism that uses a 31-day month as the default month and “removes” the extra dates in months with fewer days, Legacy Machine Perpetual uses a mechanical processor that utilizes the default 28-day month and adds extra days as necessary. This means that there is always an accurate number of days in each month; there is no fast forward or skip over extra days.
Other advantages of this state-of-the-art movement are that it is equipped with a dedicated quick setting button to simplify leap year adjustment, and to avoid possible mechanical problems, the adjuster button is automatically deactivated when the calendar changes. replica watches usa