MB&F Wins Two Awards at Watchmaking Ceremony

By Paul Joseph

Ultra-innovative watch brand MB&F has enjoyed a meteoric rise since it was founded in 2005, and now the company has achieved further endorsement by receiving two awards at a prestigious watch event in Geneva.

MB&F Legacy Machine No.1, which launched late last year, landed both awards at the high-profile Grand Prix de l’Horlogerie de Genève, first picking up the Public Prize and then being named Best Men’s Watch just moments later.

Maximilian Büsser, founder of MB&F, was on hand to collect both awards – the first time in Grand Prix history that the same timepiece has been rewarded a prize both from the public and the professional jury.

The Legacy Machine No. 1 grabbed plenty of headlines when it was unveiled last year. It boasts an array of distinctive characteristics, including a three-dimensional movement, which brings the balance wheel to the top, and two independent time zones complications controlled by a single regulator.

Now in its 12th year, the Grand Prix de l’Horlogerie de Genève has grown to become one of the most eagerly awaited events on the watch industry calendar.

By Paul Joseph