United we are stronger! In the spirit of this motto, which contains the essence of the bonds that unite H. Moser & Cie. e MB&F for over ten years, Edouard Meylan e Maximilian Busser they composed a duet recital in the form of an exceptional concert dedicated to fans of fine watchmaking.
For the first time in its history, MB&F contributes to the creation of a work of performance art, in the context of a totally bilateral and reciprocal relationship. In this context, the two Maison jointly sign two creations that embody the perfect combination of their respective peculiarities. It is the story of the friendship between two men linked by common values, such as the pleasure of building, sharing and finally presenting the results of this extraordinary project together. The second timepiece born of this collaboration is the MB&F x H. Moser & Cie. LM101 with a wonderful smoked dial.
With the balance wheel, the power reserve and the passage of time, Legacy Machine 101 is the quintessence of mechanical watchmaking. It is not a case that MB&F has chosen to revisit this model, one of the purest and "simple" of its collection, precisely because it was minimalism that guided the creation of the model LM101 MB&F x H. Moser.
How to H. Moser & Cie. and the "back to basics" approach embodied by its Concept watch series, MB&F has chosen to remove the logo to rediscover its roots and, in particular, to return to very origins of watchmaking, when the only signed elements were the movements. In the same sober spirit, it has abandoned the small domed dials for the indication of the hours and minutes and the 45-hour power reserve, replacing them with hands placed directly on the main dial. In this way, the smoked dials borrowed from H. Moser & Cie. they can show themselves in all their splendor, even enhanced by a refined bezel.
For the new LM101 MB&F x H. Moser Four smoked dials were chosen: Smoky red, Cosmic Green smoked, Aqua Blue smoked and, of course, the famous Funky Blue smoked. Topped by a sapphire crystal dome, the case is made of steel, only for the third time in the history of MB&F.
The bewitching suspended balance wheel still takes center stage, albeit in the LM101 MB&F x H. Moser has been completely redesigned to highlight the beauty of the smoked dials. This beating heart, which in the eyes of Maximilian Busser represents the quintessence of watchmaking, it is equipped with a double spiral produced by Precision Engineering AG.
Thanks to this pair of coordinated spirals, the friction normally encountered with a single spiral is reduced and the displacement of the point of gravity suffered by each spiral is corrected as it expands, which significantly improves accuracy and optimizes the isochronism in constant research. of perfection. Finally, through the caseback, the domed sapphire crystal reveals the "engine" of this timepiece. Unlike the original movement of the Legacy Machine 101, whose finishes were decided by the co-creator Kari Voutilainen, the aesthetics of the caliber that powers the LM101 MB&F x H. Moser it is more contemporary and enhanced by a light NAC treatment that enhances its beauty. Price 53.000 Swiss francs.
Edouard Meylan e Maximilian Busser they are delighted to have taken part in this rewarding collaborative project, the results of which have far exceeded expectations. In addition to the beauty of the models created together, the collaboration of the two brands has also sealed the union of two different know-how and DNA with a view to mutual enrichment. The teams of the two Houses also combined their talents, animated by a spirit of openness and transparency. This experience leaves Edouard and Maximilian with a desire: to experience once again the pleasure of creating and working together.