The new edition of the Legacy Machine Perpetual is in Palladium 950, paired with an aquamarine dial
First presented in 2015, the Legacy Machine Perpetual has become one of absolute superstars. Among other recognitions, it took the Best Calendar Watch prize at the 2016 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève, recognising the awesome work of independent watchmaker Stephen McDonnell – who literally reinvented the perpetual calendar mechanism, delivering a more user-friendly, more robust and incredibly beautiful machine.
Since 2015, the various limited editions we have announced have practically all sold out – you’ll be lucky to find a piece. Platinum (25 pieces), rose gold (25), white gold with purple face (25), titanium (50) and most recently yellow gold (25)… we are running out of metals! The new edition we present today is in Palladium 950, paired with an aquamarine dial.
The choice of palladium is not an easy one; surprisingly, the cost of the raw material surpasses today both gold and platinum, and it is significantly more difficult to machine than platinum, making these 25 pieces a true challenge to craft.
Depending on the light, the subtle aquamarine dial varies from light blue to grey to pale green… and this new edition inherits two new features: the more ergonomic corrector pushers first seen on the LM Perpetual EVO editions, and a darker movement finish on the back, offering more contrast.
The pieces are available as of now in our retail network or on our eShop. Retail price of the LM Perpetual Palladium is EUR 165,000 + VAT.
MB&F Legacy Machine Perpetual Palladium
Engine: Fully integrated perpetual calendar developed for MB&F by Stephen McDonnell, featuring dial-side complication and mechanical processor system architecture with inbuilt safety mechanism. Manual winding with double mainspring barrels. Bespoke 14 mm balance wheel with traditional regulating screws visible on top of the movement. Superlative hand finishing throughout respecting 19th century style; internal bevel angles highlighting hand craft; polished bevels; Geneva waves; hand-made engravings; Power reserve: 72 hours; Balance frequency: 18,000bph / 2.5Hz; Number of components: 581; Number of jewels: 41
Functions/indications: Hours, minutes, day, date, month, retrograde leap year and power reserve indicators
Case: Material: 18k 5N+ red gold, 18k white gold, 18k 3N yellow gold, platinum 950, grade 5 titanium, or palladium 950; Dimensions: 44 mm x 17.5 mm; Number of components: 69; Water resistance: 30 m; Sapphire crystals on top and display back treated with anti-reflective coating on both faces
Price: EUR 165,000 + VAT