It might be safe to say that if ever there was a sleeper watch in MB&F’s collection, it was the Legacy Machine 101. When it was launched in 2014, it was the most basic, affordable and modestly sized piece the brand had yet made. Being the first movement to be conceived and built in-house, it did not sport the usual high-profile collaborators, save Kari Voutilainen, who provided consultation on the bridge and decoration design.
While the watch industry’s spring unveilings at Watches and Wonders had to be performed in an unsatisfying digital format, the watches themselves seemed even more impressive than what might be seen in a normal year. Perhaps the creativity that was suppressed by the pandemic finally found an outlet.