The ‘X’ in LMX is more than just another way to indicate the numeral 10 - LMX is the crossroads where the first and second decades of the Legacy Machine Collection meet
March 26, 2021: MB&F’s first Legacy Machine was dropped way back in 2011 - the first creation of a new collection - alongside the existing Horological Machines. Now, 10 years later, the new MB&F LMX celebrates a decade of innovation with the Legacy Machine collection, utilising the same expression comprising a central flying balance wheel and two dials, although everything else is different.
Echoing the traits of the first Legacy Machine No.1 but in an entirely new execution, LMX features two time zones on tilted dials, along with a rotating hemispherical 7-day power reserve indicator allowing the choice of day-of-the-week or numerical indication - in a sleek case design taken from the LM FlyingT and LM Thunderdome.
LMX is available in two limited launch editions: 18 pieces in 18k red gold with black dial and 33 pieces in grade 5 titanium with blue-green dial.
LMX reveals functional elements such as the battle-axe-shaped escapement bridge and gear-train components. Three large wheels are particularly visible: two are set in motion when setting the time on the corresponding time display, while the gear at 6 o’clock is the common seconds’ wheel. Under its sapphire crystal dome, a new bespoke 13.4mm balance wheel with inertia blocks.
In a nod to the world-first vertical power reserve indicator of Legacy Machine No. 1, LMX features a novel three-dimensional display showcasing the impressive seven days (168 hours) of power reserve. There is the option between two modes of counting down the power reserve: two markers are positioned on opposite sides of a hemisphere; one framed by an arched scale numbered 1 to 7, another with a scale showing the days of the week.
This complex and novel interplay of components is given an additional level of intricacy, by the rotation of the entire power-reserve display itself. This allows wearers to adjust the orientation of the indication, making the day-of-the-week or numeric scale more visible when LMX is on the wrist.