MB&F – Legacy Machine 101 Frost
First introduced in 2014, Legacy Machine 101 from MB&F comments the substance of a mechanical watch: the equilibrium wheel or managing organ, the sign of how much force remains, and obviously the time.
With the new Legacy Machine 101 Frost restricted versions, these fundamental components stand apart considerably more adequately against the background of the new frosted gold dial (really not a dial as it is the top plate of the development).
Delivered to check the tenth commemoration of MB&F, the new model will be accessible in two restricted releases: 18 pieces in yellow gold and 33 pieces in red gold. Utilization of yellow gold is a first for MB&F and a further accolade for customary watchmaking.
The “frosted” finish (or “finition grenée” in French) was presented by Abraham-Louis Breguet in the late eighteenth and mid nineteenth hundreds of years to shield dials and developments from oxidation – more normal at the time since watches and tickers were not water safe – and brighten simultaneously.
Initially, frosting was gotten by treating the components with an exceptional corrosive blend and afterward warming on an open fire, which was very risky. These activities were supplanted by a more secure strategy comprising in cautiously brushing the surface with a wire brush. Not a simple errand since it is extremely hard to get a uniform outcome. Truth be told, a lot pressing factor or brushing for a really long time can rapidly destroy the ideal matte surface with lopsided clean.
Not many craftsmans today make genuine frosted completions: most of surfaces that look frosted have indeed been dot impacted, which doesn’t exactly have a similar visual effect.
To upgrade the differentiation, the suspended equilibrium wheel of the Frost is rhodium plated making it truly stick out.
Two white lacquered subdials drift over the fine frosted development top plate: differentiating blued-gold hands show hours and minutes at the upper right, while the 45-hour power hold pointer is shown underneath. A fine brilliant edge delineates each dial improving the general class.
LM101 Frost’s profoundly domed sapphire gem follows the line of the totally cleaned twin curves from which the equilibrium wheel hangs.
The showcase back precious stone, somewhat domed to diminish the thickness of the caseband and visually, the general tallness of the watch, uncovers the carefully hand-completed development moderate beating at 18,000 vibrations each hour or 2.5Hz.
While grant winning autonomous watchmaker Kari Voutilainen assumed liability for the development’s fine completing and constancy to the horological past, its design and development were created in-house by MB&F.
Like the LM101, the exemplary instance of the ‘Frost’ is 40 mm wide x 16 mm high. The exceptionally cleaned bezel and carries make the matte surface of the frosted dial stick out.
The cost of the MB&F Legacy Machine 101 Frost is Swiss Francs 58,000 or more charges. mbandf.com