Meet MB&F’s first chronograph. Despite having been on the scene for over 15 years, creating 20 different movements to date, the brand has only now introduced a chronograph. Of course, it has to be different. Behind this watch is Stephen McDonnell, head of LM Perpetual, who redefined the mechanism for the perpetual calendar. Using the same approach as a chronograph, McDonnell’s first task was to imagine what such a timekeeping device could do. The result is this Legacy Sequential EVO: one movement, two chronographs and multiple timing modes, including split-seconds and lap timer. With no less than five pushers, it can be used in a variety of ways. Independent mode to measure the duration of multiple events with different start and end points. Simultaneous mode, which measures the separate durations of two events that begin at the same time but have different endpoints. Cumulative mode, which measures a single cumulative duration of two discrete events (eg, a chess game). Sequential mode, measuring individual sub-durations of a single consecutive multi-phase event.
Behind this complexity is the magic provided by the fifth putter at 9 o’clock and the Twinverter mechanism. Powering this watch is an in-house co-developed movement, again stunningly designed and decorated. To make this watch even more versatile, it features the brand’s EVO zirconium case with 80-meter water resistance, an integrated rubber strap, and a shock-resistant mechanism.
44mm zirconium case – sapphire crystal – 80m water resistance – in-house movement designed by Stephen MacDonald for replica MB&F, manual winding, 3Hz frequency, 72 hours power reserve, integrated dual chronograph with two column wheels and Twinverter Switch Mode for Multiple Timekeeping – Integrated Rubber Strap.
Patek Philippe 5470P 1/10 Second Monopusher Chronograph
Chronographs are a Patek Philippe heritage, especially when combined with a perpetual calendar or split-seconds function (or both). The brand has been active in this field for decades, but it wasn’t until the late 2000s that it launched its in-house integrated chronograph movement. Since then, the brand has displayed impressive technical mastery in a rather discreet fashion. For example, the new 5470P 1/10th of a second monopusher chronograph. At first, it seems simple. But it holds no fewer than 31 patents, seven of which are unique to this watch… Although the architecture of this movement is traditional – manual winding, column wheel control, horizontal wheel clutch – it is It has been extensively reworked to increase the frequency by 5Hz and uses two independent timing mechanisms: one for the seconds and instantaneous 30-minute counters, and another dedicated to measuring and displaying the tenth of a second stopped. A silver hand that makes one revolution per minute shows the stopped second hand. The other hand, painted in red, makes one revolution every 12 seconds, five times faster than a normal chronograph hand, sweeping across 12 sectors subdivided into tenths.
Then there’s the look of this fake men watch, which is decidedly modern compared to what we’ve seen at Patek Philippe in the past. The platinum case is based on the split-seconds 5370P, and the matte blue dial combines Breguet numerals, luminous hands and red accents.
41mm Platinum Case – Sapphire Crystal – 30M Water Resistance – Manufacture Caliber CH 29-535 PS 1/10, Manual Winding, 5 Hz Frequency, 48 Hours Power Reserve, Single Push Button Integrated Chronograph with Column Wheel Control , horizontal double – clutch and module for tenths of a second measurement – calfskin strap with embossed fabric pattern.