MB&F clashed together two powerhouses of the horological upper echelons, Mr Eric Coudray and Kari Voutilainen. The result? The fastest and largest 3-axis regulator in the history of watchmaking and a stunning new Legacy Machine. Welcome to the Thunderdome.
You know the laws of the Thunderdome: Two men enter, one man leaves. Or in this case: Two men enter, one masterpiece is born. A stunning hand-guilloche dial outshined only by.. well have a look:
That Mechanical marvel you’re looking at is what they call the Thunderdome’s engine, or the TriAx. In a world where Tourbillon’s have almost oversaturated the market, MB&F decided to do something different. A first and unique tourbillon design.
Controlling the rate at which energy escapes from the barrel is the unusual Potter escapement, which utilises a fixed escape wheel in place of the mobile escape wheels seen in virtually every type of modern rotating escapement. Integrating a fixed escape wheel within a tri-axial rotating
mechanism is something that has never been done before.
The overal design maximizes the ‘view’ and lays bare as much as possible of the mechanism for anyone and everyone to admire in full glory. Worth noticing as well is the unusually shaped helical hairspring.
While the face of the watch is positively mind-blowing, the back is nothing to scoff at either.
The LM Thunderdome is launched in two very limited editions at:
– 33 pieces in platinum 950, with a light-blue guilloché dial plate;
– 10 pieces in tantalum for retail group The Hour Glass.
Pricing starts at USD 288.000,00
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