Time for eternity

Gadgets, statements and works of art: The watches of Maximilian Büsser & Friends

Time: it is precious, limited and always on our mind. But do we still need a wristwatch these days? If we’re talking about the exceptional creations by MB&F, the answer is an emphatic 'Yes!' Norms do not apply to the timepieces that Maximilian Büsser develops together with friends – the best of the best in the industry – in his Geneva concept laboratory. They shine out as completely new high-end interpretations. What you are wearing on your wrist is not merely a watch, but a limited edition artwork and an object of prestige. So it’s time to discover more about the Legacy Machine Perpetual with its perpetual calendar and the elegant Legacy Machine Flying T.

Legacy Machine Perpetual
Two innovators, one blank sheet of paper, lots of time and even more passion marked the birth in 2015 of the already legendary Legacy Machine Perpetual. The collaboration between MB&F and Irish watchmaker Stephen McDonnell resulted not only in a new level of fantastic three-dimensional aesthetics, but also a revolutionary, failure-free perpetual calendar system. This gets by entirely without the drawbacks of conventional mechanics, where skipping dates or jamming gears require owners to make a trip to their watchmaker for repairs. The Legacy Machine Perpetual delivers the precision it promises. This year, a new release extends the limited edition: with case and components in smooth stainless steel and salmon-coloured base. Cool look meets classy statement.


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 high lighting 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


Legacy Machine Flying T
It would have been easy to rework a scaled-down version of the men’s edition as a women’s model. But easy solutions are not Maximilian Büsser’s style. He wanted a creation that exuded the epitome of femininity. It needed to radiate supreme elegance, strength and joie de vivre – values he associated with the women in his life, especially his mother. And so the Legacy Machine Flying T is both a sculptural kinetic marvel and a memory. Beneath a sublime sapphire crystal dome set in rose gold, a flying tourbillon rises in the centre, symbolising the woman as the supporting pillar of humanity. The sun-shaped rotor below represents femininity as the wellspring of life and centre of attraction. The asymmetry of the small floating dial plate sets a charismatic, yet harmonious accent and leans towards the viewer; in itself, an elegant presentation in black lacquer with guilloche grooving. The versions with lapis lazuli, malachite, tiger eye or diamond are equally divine. Each Legacy Machine Flying T is suffused with artistry, reimagined, brilliant – a time machine for eternity.


Three-dimensional vertical architecture, automatic winding, conceived and developed in-house by MB&F
Central flying 60-second tourbillon
Power reserve: 100 hours
Balance frequency: 2.5 Hz / 18.000 bph
Three-dimensional sun winding rotor in 18k 5N+ red gold, titanium and platinum
Number of components: 280
Number of jewels: 30

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