MB&F’s First Timepiece for Women: Yours for $300,000

By Paul Joseph

Avant-garde Swiss watch brand MB&F will use the upcoming BaselWorld show in Switzerland to officially launch its first ever women’s timepiece.

Called the Legacy Machine FlyingT, the watch features a round case crafted in 18-karat white gold and with an eye-catching three-dimensional appearance thanks to the placement of a domed sapphire crystal on top.

The ‘T’ in the name stands for tourbillon, with this the third flying tourbillon produced by MB&F. The central flying 60-second tourbillon consists of 280 individual components and 30 jewels.

The complex column flying tourbillon mechanism is finished with a large single diamond that rotates with the tourbillon cage. It offers 100 hours of power reserve, one of the highest ever offered by the watchmaker.

The watch also boasts a transparent sapphire crystal caseback that offers a view of the sculptural “sun” winding rotor that is made of 18-karat 5N+ red gold, titanium, and platinum.

The Legacy Machine FlyingT will be released in three variations: one with a black lacquer dial plate, one with a dial plate and case fully set with brilliant-cut diamonds, and one with a dial plate and case fully set with baguette-cut diamonds.

Pricing start at $115,000 for the black lacquer version, $145,000 for the pavé-diamond-set version, and $315,000 for the baguette-diamond-set version.

The watch will be on display at BaselWorld from 21-26 March.

By Paul Joseph