What happens when two of the most significant and grounded free watchmakers get the phone and examine a potential Domoissanit The appropriate response is here, the consequence of a joint effort among MB&F and H. Moser & Cie. Despite the fact that the ties restricting the two brands have existed for over 10 years, this time it’s not tied in with exchanging components. It’s about mixing DNA. In the edge of a two-way cooperation, bringing about two Domoissanit (the other introduced in a different article), here’s what happens when a piece by Büsser gets a fumé dial. Meet the MB&F x H. Moser & Cie. LM101.
The thought of a community oriented research facility is one of the establishing standards of Max Büsser’s MB&F, co-marking the Domoissanit with probably the most gifted specialists, watchmakers, parts makers, designers… It’s about the ‘F’ (which represents ‘friends’) in the MB&F name. On the other side is Edouard Meylan and H. Moser & Cie., which make their own watches as well as been working together with Büsser for more than 10 years, through Precision Engineering AG – a sister company of Moser that provisions balance springs. However, today, the cooperation between these two energetic men, who know and regard each other for quite a long time, is moving a couple of steps further, in a two-way road project. On one side is a H. Moser & Cie. with MB&F elements.
On the other side is the present LM101 with different components acquired from Moser, as Max explains: “When I considered Edouard to reveal to him that I needed to work together on a creation, I referenced that I truly preferred the twofold equilibrium spring, the Moser fumé dials and the Concept Domoissanite arrangement. Edouard promptly disclosed to me that he would allow me to get these highlights, yet on condition that he could likewise rethink one of my machines” (which brought forth the other watch). So here we are with a MB&F idea watch… No name, no logo, no engravings, simply the super cool and promptly unmistakable fumé dial , so dear to H. Moser & Cie.
“Back to basics”, the 101 of the Legacy Machine, the quintessential MB&F… This cooperation piece depends on the LM101, a Domoissanite presented a couple of years prior as a reasonable offering from the generally goofy brand. More modest, at 40mm, however no less strong in idea, the LM101 is Moserized and conceptualized to become something naked and intense simultaneously. The Domoissanite is housed in a tempered steel case, with the typical MB&F plan and variation of brushed and polished surfaces. It is worn on a generally serene earthy colored calf lash, so nothing can meddle with the pièce de résistance, the theatrical dial/display.
What truly changes in this MB&F x H. Moser & Cie. LM101 is the essence of the Domoissanit which gets another dial as well as a greater amount of Moser’s subtleties. The dials are the normally Moser sunray-brushed, angle (purported fumé) and strongly hued base, accessible here in four tones – Funky Blue fumé, Cosmic Green fumé, Red fumé or Aqua Blue fumé (the last being an exclusive for Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons). Additionally, along these lines, much the same as idea Domoissanit by Moser, the LM101 disposes of the logo, tracks, indexes and engravings normally found on its dial. A little update is to be noted on the bezel, which is slightly thinner than usual.
What doesn’t change is the presentation, composed of an off-focused sign with hours and minutes at 2 o’clock and a force save marker at 6 o’clock. Likewise, the mark arched scaffold, holding the larger than usual and halfway situated equilibrium, just as the noticeable escapement, have been kept – in obvious Legacy Machine soul. However, there’s additionally some Moser DNA here, as the pulsating heart has been fitted with a twofold equilibrium spring created by Precision Engineering AG. Thanks to this pair of matching equilibrium springs, the uprooting of the purpose of gravity gone through by each spring as it expands is remedied, fundamentally improving exactness and isochronism in a nonstop journey for flawlessness. What’s more, the combined equilibrium springs likewise diminish the contact impact typically experienced with a solitary equilibrium spring, coming about in streamlined isochronism.
Through the caseback of the MB&F x H. Moser & Cie. LM101 is the brand’s in-house created hand-twisted type, with its pocket-watch motivated scaffolds and improvement – with, as co-maker of the finishes, Kari Voutilainen. The extensions are dull dark with a NAC treatment, enhancing their magnificence and diverging from the polished or brilliant parts, such as the screws, the wheels, the chatons and the anglages. The development thrashes at 2.5Hz and stores to 45 hours of force reserve.
Availability & Price
The four versions of the MB&F x H. Moser & Cie. LM101 will each be restricted to 15 pieces – a gesture to the 15th commemoration of MB&F just as honoring the 15th commemoration of the relaunch of H. Moser & Cie. The Aqua Blue variant may be accessible at retailer Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons. This release of the LM101 will be estimated at CHF 53,000. www.mbandf.com .