Every year, we get something like closure by racking our brains over, what else, the Revolution Awards. To grease our ruminations, this year we have also created a few categories to be decided by the public. Join us as we unveil an Award Winner every day, counting down to the New Year.
MB&F Legacy Machine FlyingT
When the genteel Mr. Büsser first told us that the FlyingT, the brand’s first female-oriented Legacy Machine timepiece, had been developed without any input from the fairer sex, we were admittedly a little skeptical of the outcome, or at least, how that sounded. But when you think about the fashion industry, some of the world’s best known haute couturiers are renowned gents of their time, both then and now, so perhaps when it comes to creativity and design, gender matters less than the value of their input. Which in the case of the FlyingT, is present in ample volumes.
The movement itself is a wonderful marvel of a watch, serving to demonstrate that female watch collectors are no less inclined towards architectural movement constructions than men, and even during the Baselworld fair, we heard several men wondering if Max would be releasing a men’s edition, to which he’s insisted not anytime soon, at least. An automatic rotor that’s represented by a traditional sun depiction is visible on the back, with the central tourbillon riding at the centre of the dial, while a dial sits at an angle facing the wearer (specifically for the right-handed, not quite as well placed if you’re a southpaw.)
Nevertheless, this is a watch that doesn’t just call out for attention. It’s a watch that expects to be noticed, and you’d be hard-pressed not to, respectfully. And it’s no wonder the Revolution team agree that this is one gemset watch any man and woman would be envious of and be proud to dorn.