Six years after the launch of the Legacy Machine N°1 (LM1), MB&F has announced the LM1 Final Edition.

Consisting of round cases, white lacquer dials, Roman numerals, and traditional finishing — the Legacy Machines contrast the signature eccentric designs of MB&F’s Horological Machines.

The LM1, produced with the help of Jean-François Mojon and Kari Voutilainen, represented three world firsts: a suspended flying balance wheel, fully independent dual time displays, and a vertical power reserve indicator, according to MB&F.

Over the six years since the initial LM1, approximately 435 LM1s have been manufactured, in gold, platinum, and titanium; with dials in blue, gray, and green.

And now, MB&F presents the final LM1 in stainless steel, a first (and last) for the LM1. Additionally, the dial color, brown, is new. Moreover, the LM1 Final Edition has a new balance bridge, cambered and tapered in the style introduced with the LM101 and LM Perpetual.

The retail price is $79,000. Limited to 18 pieces.

Seeing the Legacy Machines up close is a treat, as the finishing both front and back is exquisite. Not to mention, watching the balance wheel (or wheels), is mesmerizing. And as far as collectibility, I suppose cutting production should only make the timepieces more valuable, at least in theory. That said, I do wonder how cutting production on the existing model, especially one of the company’s best-sellers, is viable. But then again, that is part of the appeal of the non-traditional strategy seen at MB&F from day one I suppose.

Posted by:Jason Pitsch

Jason Pitsch is the Founder of Professional Watches. He appreciates good craftsmanship in everything from architecture to automobiles to cameras to clothing. Yet his focus for the past decade has remained consistent on covering just one type: watchmaking.