Swiss watchmaker MB&F has just introduced the MB&F Legacy Machine Perpetual Palladium, a new limited edition of 25 pieces in Palladium 950, a rare and light platinum-group metal. First launched in 2015, the Legacy Machine Perpetual has been crafted in yellow-gold, red-gold, platinum, white gold, and titanium over the ensuing years. Now, a new 44mm palladium case joins the series with a striking sunray dial, varying between shades of pale blue, green, and grey.
This new palladium version integrates the new ergonomic corrector pushers at 2 and 4 o’clock that MB&F first introduced in 2020 with the sporty Legacy Machine Perpetual EVO. The Legacy Machine Perpetual is powered by a fully integrated 581-component caliber whose suspended 14 mm balance beats at 18,000 vibrations per hour on the dial side, for the enjoyment of the wearer who can admire this mesmerizing spectacle. The hours and minutes subdial is placed at 12 o’clock, between the elegant arches of the balance. The other indications are day of the week at 3 o’clock, power reserve indicator at 4 o’clock, month at 6 o’clock, retrograde leap year indicator at 7 o’clock, and date at 9 o’clock.
Unlike other traditional perpetual calendars mechanisms that use a 31-day month as the default and “delete” superfluous dates for the months with fewer days, the MB&F Legacy Machine Perpetual uses a mechanical processor that utilizes a default 28-day month and adds extra days as required. This means that each month always has the exact number of days required; there is no fast-forwarding or skipping redundant days. Other benefits offered by this state-of-the-art movement are the simplified adjustment of the leap year thanks to a dedicated quickset pusher and, to avoid possible problems to the mechanism, the automatic deactivation of the adjuster pushers when the calendar changes. The MB&F Legacy Machine Perpetual Palladium is nicely finished with a brown alligator strap.
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