Though you may not expect a purple dial on an $159,000 watch, MB&F knew exactly what it was doing by presenting its newest timepiece which displays the perfect royal color. The latest Legacy Machine is a limited edition, featuring only twelve pieces.
The stunning purple dial was achieved through a Chemical Vapor Deposit process and hand lacquering. In addition, there is a host of important movement parts, visible on the magnificent backdrop.
Watchmakers Jean-François Mojon of Chronode and Kari Voutilainen for MB&F designed the LM2 movement, in which they paid homage to the finest watchmakers in history, as well as to today’s top watchmaker Philippe Dufour.
The complicated caliber of Legacy Machine No. 2 is hand finished remarkably with Geneva waves, polished bevels and bridges and more, all executed by the amazing Voutilainen. The transparent caseback also offers a view of the finishings, which rival some of the finest pocket watches in history.
Forbes notes that the dial “is actually the top plate of the finished movement and is created by applying multiple layers of lacquer over the pure white base,” while the hands are curved slightly. The domed sapphire crystal also allows for views of the dial side. The 45-part case is water resistant to 30 meters.