We know it is a hard sell when someone tells us to wear an MB&F piece to a sporting event. MB&F and its majestic creations are dedicated to special occasions when one does not necessary stand a chance to be damaged. But the 2020 launch of the Legacy Machine Perpetual Evo changed this perception of MB&F timepieces. It was the brand's very first sporting-capable timepiece that not only offered all the signature elements that an MB&F watch possesses but also surprisingly suitable for everyday use.
Based on its award-winning Legacy Machine Perpetual, the LM Perpetual EVO like the name suggests is an evolution of the LM Perpetual. The 2021 evolution phase of the LM Perpetual EVO is its titanium case and green dial.
The 2021 edition comes in a 44mm case made from modern material like titanium instead of the usual stainless steel material. With this new case material and structure, the watch offers more clarity and openness when it comes to showcasing the intricate workings of the movement that beats within. A specially developed monobloc shock-absorbing system “FlexRing” makes the case extremely robust and strong by fitting an annular dampener between the case and the movement. With this new construction the watch comes without a bezel and a domed sapphire crystal that is fused to the case. Further expanding its sporty watch theme, the newly launch LM Perpetual EVO is also the first timepiece to feature 80m of water resistance (a necessary feature in any outdoor watch). This has been made possible with the help of the new screw-down crown.
Now, when it comes to the engine of the timepiece, the watch retains the integrated perpetual calendar movement developed for MB&F by Stephen McDonnell. This revolutionary movement features a dial-side complication and a mechanical processor system. With this mechanical processor system, the watch is equipped to add days to a baseline of 28 days per month. This helps in avoiding unnecessary date skipping that could lead to heavy damage to the mechanism working within.
Adding to the evolution of the LM Perpetual EVO is the green CVD dial that houses the perpetual calendar layout that is similar to the original. The triple ring subdials of the perpetual calendar also remains light on the dial and mechanically intricate while the timekeeping subdial is minimalist at 12 o' clock. The rest of the negative space is filled with a power reserve display at 5 o' clock and a leap year indicator at 7 o' clock.
The MB&F Legacy Machine Perpetual EVO comes in a sleek, semi-integrated blck rubber strap that further maintains its sporty aesthetic. The strap is comfortable on the wrist and flows seamlessly into the design of the case. Priced at INR 1.32 crore (approx.), the watch is now available at select retail stores.
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 14mm 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.
FlexRing: an annular dampener fitted between case and movement, providing shock protection along the vertical and lateral axes. Screw down crown
Power reserve: 72hours Balance frequency: 18,000bph / 2.5Hz Number of components: 581 Number of jewels: 41
Galvanic black dials with both SLN numerals and hands (except for the leap year and power reserve)
Hours, minutes, day, date, month, retrograde leap year and power reserve indicators
Material: Zirconium or Titanium
Dimensions: 44 x 17.5mm
Number of components: 70
Water resistance: 8 ATM / 80 m / 270 feet
Sapphire crystals on top and display back treated with anti-reflective coating on both faces
Strap & Buckle:
Rubber strap with titanium folding buckle.
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