The avant-garde timepiece with two large balance wheels sitting on top of the dial is now available in a stunning new palette.
The perfectly round case of LM2 measuring 44 mm in diameter is back to red gold, one of the original materials of its 2013 launch. The sunray-finished dial plate gets its hue via the process of chemical vapour deposition, which evenly coats the surface with a rich, deep blue. The white stretched lacquer subdial at 12 o'clock, with its blued gold hour and minute hands, is visually balanced by the large, raised differential at 6 o'clock. Left to right, the two flying balances and their escapements, suspended high above the dial from four gracefully arcing arms, are identical mirror images.
The idea of the series pays tribute to the 250-year tradition of constructing clocks and watches with two balances. As you’d imagine, there were not too many produced, and it’s easy to understand why. The Legacy Machine No.2 uses a large planetary differential – playing three roles at one: transferring power to each of the regulators; receiving the individual timing rates from each balance; and transmitting the average rate of the two regulators to the gear train. As always, the finishings are gorgeous with polished internal bevel angles, polished bevels, Geneva waves, gold chatons with polished countersinks and hand-made engravings. The Legacy Machine No.2 Red Gold Blue is limited to just 12 pieces.
Sep. 12, 2019