MB&F launches Legacy Machine N°1 M.A.D. Dubai Edition With Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons

When Maximilian Büsser founded MB&F (Maximilian Büsser & Friends) in Geneva in 2005, he did it with the support of 6 farseeing watch retailers from four corners of the globe who believed in his concept and helped it to grow. One of them was Dubai-based Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons, whose business begun in the 1950s has developed to become one of the largest in the world today.

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Ever supportive, the Seddiqi family even went so far as to open an MB&F M.A.D.Gallery in Dubai in January this year, and so it seemed only natural for MB&F to show its gratitude with a special 13 pieces limited edition of the Legacy Machine No.1 – the LM1 M.A.D. Dubai.

Launched in 2011, double prize winner at the GPHG in 2012, the Legacy Machine N°1 is already outstandingly special. Its three-dimensional structure, with an exceptional 14mm centre balance wheel floating above the movement and dials, completely independent dual time zones, and unique vertical power reserve indicator, is visible inside a 44mm x 16 mm case with a high domed sapphire crystal on top and sapphire crystal on the back.

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So what makes this limited LM1 M.A.D. Dubai edition even more special? First of all, for the first time, the Legacy Machine is made with a Ti-6AI-4V (grade 5) titanium case. Secondly, the movement main plate is a striking green in honour of the colour symbolic of life and nature so precious to the Middle East and what’s more, MB&F has opted for the very difficult to execute Chemical Vapour Deposition (CVD) treatment, for a green colour that adopts hues of blue or purple depending upon the light.

As a final sign of recognition, the numerals on the home time sub dial are Arabic-Hindi.

Inside, the beautifully hand-finished in-house movement of 279 components bears the names of its creators Jean-François Mojon (Chronode) and Kari Voutilainen.

Manual winding with a power reserve of 45 hours, hours and minutes with totally independent dual time zones are displayed on two dials, with the left crown at 8 o’clock for setting the time of the left dial, and a right crown at 4 o’clock for setting the time of the right dial and winding.

Complemented with a black hand-stitched alligator strap with titanium buckle, this limited edition timepiece is available exclusively at the MB&F M.A.D.Gallery in Dubai, priced at AED308,000 (approx. USD84,000).

 

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