First launched in 2019, the Legacy Machine FlyingT is the first of MB&F’s three-dimensional horological timepieces dedicated to women. The watch was first introduced in three editions, all in white gold and set with diamonds: black lacquer dial plate with case set with brilliant-cut diamonds; dial plate and case both fully set with brilliant-cut diamonds; and dial plate and case both fully set with baguette-cut diamonds. Later on, new editions have been added to the FlyingT collection, a model in 18K red gold or platinum, shedding its diamonds but featuring guilloche dial plates; three diamond-set editions with gemstone dial plates: 18K white gold case with lapis lazuli dial plate, 18K white gold with malachite dial plate. The latest release from MB&F is the Legacy Machine FlyingT Tiger Eye that features a dial made from tiger’s eye and a yellow-gold case set with diamonds.
The case of the new MB&F Legacy Machine FlyingT Tiger Eye measures 38.5mm in diameter, just like the previous LM FlyingT models. It features a steeply cambered bezel and slender, elongated lugs set with diamonds. A high, extravagantly convex dome of sapphire crystal rises from the bezel. Beneath the dome is a subtly curved dial plate made from tiger’s eye.
An asymmetric ventricular opening in the dial plate frames a flying tourbillon that beats at a serene rate of 2.5Hz (18,000vph). The tourbillon projects high above the rest of the engine, a kinetic, dynamic column that stops just short of the apex of the sapphire crystal dome. Affixed to the top of the upper tourbillon cage is a single large diamond that rotates simultaneously with the flying tourbillon.
At the 7 o’clock position is a dial made from tiger’s eye that displays the hours and minutes with a pair of serpentine hands. The dial is inclined at a 50° tilt so that the time can be only be read by the wearer.
On the reverse, the automatic winding rotor is shaped like a three-dimensional red-gold sun with sculpted rays.
Be the first to leave a review.