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New Release: MB&F Legacy Machine Split Escapement - by CY Factory

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The GEN

There is one constant throughout the Legacy Machine collection: functions and complications vary, but the suspended balance wheel remains literally and metaphorically above everything else. With the LM Split Escapement, this feature is raised to another level.

Just below the domed crystal, the balance of LM SE beats at a sedate, traditional 2.5Hz… What is rather less traditional is its construction: the balance seems to oscillate on its own, without any visible intake of energy. The essential remaining parts of the escapement – anchor and escape wheel – are concealed on the opposite side of the movement, almost 12 mm below. Under the balance, the triple-dial design gives the time at 12 o’clock, the power reserve at 4 o’clock and the date at 8 o’clock – quickly and easily adjustable thanks to a lateral push-button.

Last but not least, LM Split Escapement celebrates the “frosted” finish that is so closely associated with antique pocket watches – a technique executed completely by hand.

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The REP

MB&F Suspension Balance Art Watch - Deducting the pinnacle of modern aesthetics!

As the world's most sought-after niche independent watchmaking brand, MB&F has reached its peak. Almost all the styles under the brand are hard to find. Many people can not buy a beloved MB&F watch. It’s all right, because now we have a replica.

MB&F Suspension Balance Art Watch - Deducting the pinnacle of modern aesthetics!

MB&F's "Split Escapement" suspension balance watch is a very famous style in its brand, with a very strong artistic atmosphere and exaggerated design style. Of course, the rare production determines that it has no transparent price and is very impressive. Collection value.

MB&F Suspension Balance Art Watch - Deducting the pinnacle of modern aesthetics!

Nowadays, CY has launched a pricing version of the "Split Escapement" suspension balance art watch for the watchers to enjoy and play, the full tentative blue, gold, rose and gray four-panel color matching, in terms of design and function settings Perfectly restored all the details of the original.

First, the basics

MB&F Suspension Balance Art Watch - Deducting the pinnacle of modern aesthetics!

MB&F Suspension Balance Art Watch - Deducting the pinnacle of modern aesthetics!

MB&F Suspension Balance Art Watch - Deducting the pinnacle of modern aesthetics!

MB&F Suspension Balance Art Watch - Deducting the pinnacle of modern aesthetics!

MB&F Suspension Balance Art Watch - Deducting the pinnacle of modern aesthetics!

MB&F Suspension Balance Art Watch - Deducting the pinnacle of modern aesthetics!

MB&F Suspension Balance Art Watch - Deducting the pinnacle of modern aesthetics!

CY's MB&F "Split Escapement" suspension balance art watch dial has a diameter of 44mm and the same size as the original. The movement adopts a custom-grade double barrel with a 72-hour energy storage automatic mechanical movement, detailed and exquisite detailing, and the mirror adopts a 3D sphere. The sapphire crystal glass material and the difficult cutting process are perfectly realized. The case is forged with 316 steel material, the shell surface is finely carved by more than a dozen CNC numerical control technology, and the buckle is made of 316 steel material and original folding buckle. The design is beautiful and the strap is made of imported calf leather and hand-stitched with stainless steel.

Second, the details

MB&F Suspension Balance Art Watch - Deducting the pinnacle of modern aesthetics!

MB&F Suspension Balance Art Watch - Deducting the pinnacle of modern aesthetics!

MB&F Suspension Balance Art Watch - Deducting the pinnacle of modern aesthetics!

MB&F Suspension Balance Art Watch - Deducting the pinnacle of modern aesthetics!

MB&F Suspension Balance Art Watch - Deducting the pinnacle of modern aesthetics!

MB&F Suspension Balance Art Watch - Deducting the pinnacle of modern aesthetics!

MB&F Suspension Balance Art Watch - Deducting the pinnacle of modern aesthetics!

MB&F Suspension Balance Art Watch - Deducting the pinnacle of modern aesthetics!

The essence of the MB&F "Split Escapement" suspension balance art watch is that the Split Escapement structure is placed on the surface of the disc, and the unique personality is amazing.

At this point, CY perfect restoration: granular colorful solid moon pattern covering the surface, unique sheet metal craftsmanship, 12 points set regular time display panel, marked by time and double needle, right lower corner set independent second hand display small dish In the lower left corner, a separate calendar display function is set. All the hands on the disk surface are made of high-end baked blue steel material, and the full needle body gloss is perfectly presented. The support bridge structure is arranged on both sides of the time small plate, and Split Escapement will be arranged. The (separate escapement) is presented in the center of the disc, and this position is also the most striking and quintessential of the entire style.

Third, art

MB&F Suspension Balance Art Watch - Deducting the pinnacle of modern aesthetics!

MB&F Suspension Balance Art Watch - Deducting the pinnacle of modern aesthetics!

MB&F Suspension Balance Art Watch - Deducting the pinnacle of modern aesthetics!

MB&F Suspension Balance Art Watch - Deducting the pinnacle of modern aesthetics!

MB&F Suspension Balance Art Watch - Deducting the pinnacle of modern aesthetics!

MB&F Suspension Balance Art Watch - Deducting the pinnacle of modern aesthetics!

MB&F Suspension Balance Art Watch - Deducting the pinnacle of modern aesthetics!

MY's MB&F "Split Escapement" suspension balance art watch is made with almost every detail: suspended balance, spherical mirror, sheet metal, baked blue steel needle, custom The movement, the oil pressure and the final combination of the beautiful design of the disk are amazing, such a watch is completely artistic, and CY's conscience is also very good value for money, completely It’s worth a try!

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NCRich

That is an interesting thing.  Nice write up @Luxuracer

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Jibuti

gen dial looks so good and so chilly I got me butt frozen, B.

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Luxuracer

This would pair nicely with the MB&F Sherman "Happy Robot" Clock ... @NCRich      ;) 

I want the Blue dial.

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Luxuracer
7 minutes ago, jibuti said:

gen dial looks so good and so chilly I got me butt frozen, B.

They only make 18 watches for each color .... D.

They run just around $80,000 USD

 

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FoxWilde

That'll be something unique on the wrist Lux. Good write up.

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MAJ75

@Luxuracer Really nicely put together thread, thanks for providing some quality content.

Great to see the boundaries being stretched......

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Luxuracer
35 minutes ago, FoxWilde said:

That'll be something unique on the wrist Lux. Good write up.

I would love to add one to my collection.

33 minutes ago, MAJ75 said:

@Luxuracer Really nicely put together thread, thanks for providing some quality content.

Great to see the boundaries being stretched......

Thanks ... @MAJ75

I try to do this once in awhile ... to balance out my hundreds of other non-quality posts ... :rofl:

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fatarms

That's actually kinda cool, the blue and grey dials look the best in my opinion.  Wonder what these are gonna cost...

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Glaude

I was very afraid of what our Chinese friends were gonna do with that, after the disaster of the HYT but I'm very pleasantly surprised ! 

Do we have any idea of the price yet ? My guess would be around $800 like they usually do for those exclusive custom models

Oh and nice write up, Fu'King Luxu !

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Xpletiv

Of course, cheaper would sell more......but what do I know....

Meaning, I'd buy one.

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Luxuracer

More picture of the rep;

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A quick video;

 

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fatarms

Is it just me or is that second at 4 total moving at double time? 

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Luxuracer
11 minutes ago, fatarms said:

Is it just me or is that second at 4 total moving at double time? 

Great eyes .... !

The 'factory' messed up. The rep movement has the running second at 30 seconds per revolution ... and the dial markers are of 60 seconds 

:picard: 

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Luxuracer

They use the same movement as this watch ... and did not pay any attention to the running second @30spr

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Glaude
11 minutes ago, Luxuracer said:

They use the same movement as this watch ... and did not pay any attention to the running second @30spr

Fucking hell, how to screw up a great release ... just put whatever movement you find in it, no matter the functionality...

A bit like the JLC annual calendar with and a fantastic 24h counter in place of the second counter ... with 60 sec markings... :facepalm:

I'd rather have the Shanghai !

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DefinitelyNotGingerBubba

They're both fecking ugly watches if you ask me. I expected Glaude to like this sort of shit, but I hoped for more from you Lux!

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36 minutes ago, Glaude said:

Fucking hell, how to screw up a great release ... just put whatever movement you find in it, no matter the functionality...

A bit like the JLC annual calendar with and a fantastic 24h counter in place of the second counter ... with 60 sec markings... :facepalm:

I'd rather have the Shanghai !

Everyone is hoping for a V2 ... which I do not think it would ever happen ... since this one won't be selling as many as they like to.

 

12 minutes ago, Gingerskooch said:

They're both fecking ugly watches if you ask me. I expected Glaude to like this sort of shit, but I hoped for more from you Lux!

I like my watches as I like my women ... variety in types.

You never know until you try ... ;)  

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Glaude
41 minutes ago, Gingerskooch said:

They're both fecking ugly watches if you ask me. I expected Glaude to like this sort of shit, but I hoped for more from you Lux!

Says the guy that had a Hublot Sang bleu ... 

23 minutes ago, Luxuracer said:

I like my watches as I like my women ... variety in types.

You never know until you try ... ;)  

He's into goat porn these days, don't mind the Ginger !

23 minutes ago, Luxuracer said:

Everyone is hoping for a V2 ... which I do not think it would ever happen ... since this one won't be selling as many as they like to.

Heard on HKRWforum that they were already a very limited run and very expensive piece... they probably already have people waiting for it with those flaws and every other purchase is just a bonus

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DefinitelyNotGingerBubba
1 minute ago, Glaude said:

Says the guy that had a Hublot Sang bleu ... 

The Sang Bleu shits all over this. But the key word in your sentence above is 'had'. As in, I saw sense.

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2 minutes ago, Glaude said:

Says the guy that had a Hublot Sang bleu ... 

He's into goat porn these days, don't mind the Ginger !

Heard on HKRWforum that they were already a very limited run and very expensive piece... they probably already have people waiting for it with those flaws and every other purchase is just a bonus

Many people were very excited and anticipated this release .... until they see the video of the 'turbo charged' second hand. 

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Glaude
10 minutes ago, Gingerskooch said:

As in, I saw sense

Pretty you believe what you say, it's worrying !

 

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NFleischer

Sorry to me rep looks like a cheap toy, $800 you say?

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Glaude
29 minutes ago, NFleischer said:

Sorry to me rep looks like a cheap toy, $800 you say?

I suppose, but it may even be higher ! 

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semperfi55

Brilliant work @Luxuracer :Applause:

Exactly the bizarre, show-off watch that I would get :lol:

Terrible shame about the whole 30 sec subdial business though. 

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