MB&F – Legacy Machine Thunderdome

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Presenting the Legacy Machine Thunderdome, jointly signed by Eric Coudray and Kari Voutilainen.

The brief to Eric was simple: make the craziest, most cinematic three-axis tourbillon ever. The result is a mechanism that goes beyond conventional tourbillons: the proprietary new MB&F ‘TriAx’ is the fastest 3-axis regulator to-date, with the outermost cage turning in 20 seconds, the intermediate one in 12 seconds, and the innermost in 8 seconds. A mechanical whirlwind.

The spectacular construction – which includes an unprecedented combination of Potter escapement, hemispherical balance wheel and cylindrical hairspring – rises above the guilloché dial plate, crafted by hand in Kari Voutilainen’s workshops. Flip the watch over and you’ll discover the remaining 413 components that make up the LM Thunderdome movement. The triple-axis system may have been conceived by Eric Coudray, but its aesthetics are fully Kari Voutilainen.

The LM Thunderdome is launched in two limited editions:

– 33 pieces in platinum 950, with a light-blue guilloché dial plate;

– 10 pieces in tantalum exclusive to The Hour Glass group, commemorating their 40th anniversary (5 with dark-blue guilloché dial and 5 with an inlaid aventurine dial).