MB&F Introduce Two EVO Editions

MB&F Introduce Two EVO Editions

MB&F is introducing two new EVO editions – following the LM Perpetual EVO, the LM Sequential EVO, and the LM Split Escapement EVO – proving that EVO is becoming a collection in its own right.

The first editions of the LM Split Escapement were presented in MB&F’s classic Legacy Machine case – but the collection now also features the EVO case, conceived for a more active lifestyle, which first came to life in 2020 in the form of the LM Perpetual EVO.

It features 80 metres of water resistance, a screw-down crown, an integrated rubber strap and a bezel-free design. But the EVO concept goes deeper: inside the case, the movement is suspended thanks to a world-premiere, mono-bloc shock-absorbing ‘FlexRing’ system, dampening the kind of vertical and horizontal shocks that come with real-life adventures.

The ‘Icy-Cool’ edition (above) comes in grade 5 titanium with an icy blue base plate and slate grey dial and opened counters that will make you shiver, in a good way.

Another feature is the special darkened treatment on the movement side, creating heightened contrast between the wheels, the rhodium-plated barrels and the rose gold details – symbolically echoing the contrast between the active, contemporary nature of the EVO collection and the traditional finishing of the movement. MB&F is one of only a handful of artisanal brands that continue to finish components painstakingly by hand, making the view of the movement as enthralling as the dial.

The second edition is the first of a series of limited editions that will be reserved exclusively for the MB&F LABs – a new retail format building on the success of MB&F’s M.A.D.Galleries, combining MB&F timepieces with a limited number of art pieces, but adapted to spaces not quite large enough to host a full-fledged M.A.D.Gallery. This year should see the opening of MB&F LABs in Paris, Singapore and Beverly Hills – with this edition having been designed exclusively for the one on Los Angeles’ Rodeo Drive.

Technical Specifications:

Legacy Machine Split Escapement EVO is available in two versions:
– Ti version: grade 5 titanium case with pastel blue baseplate and dark grey dials.
– Beverly Hills edition: limited edition of 25 pieces in grade 5 titanium case with black baseplate and blue dials.


Movement developed for MB&F by Stephen McDonnell.
Split escapement with the balance wheel suspended above the dial and the anchor under the movement.
Manual winding with double mainspring barrels.
Bespoke 14mm balance wheel with traditional regulating screws visible on top of the movement.
Superlative hand finishing throughout respecting 19th-century style; bevelled internal angles highlighting hand craft; polished bevels; Geneva waves; hand-made engravings.
FlexRing: an annular dampener fitted between case and movement, providing shock protection along the vertical and lateral axes. 
Super-LumiNova on numerals and hands.
Screw down crown.
Power reserve: 72 hours
Balance frequency: 2.5Hz / 18,000bph
Number of components: 298
Number of jewels: 35

Functions & indications

Hours, minutes, date and power-reserve indicators.
Push-button next to the date dial for quick adjustment of the date.


Material: grade 5 titanium
Dimensions: 44 x 17.5mm
Number of components: 52
Water resistance: 80m / 8ATM / 270 feet

Sapphire crystals

Sapphire crystals on top and display back treated with anti-reflective coating on both faces.

Strap & buckle

Integrated rubber strap with titanium folding buckle.


Retail price of the LM Split Escapement EVO is CHF 75,000 + VAT (EUR 75,000 / USD 80,000 + tax).
Retail price of the LM Split Escapement EVO Beverly Hills – sold exclusively in that location – is USD 80,000 + tax.

For more information please visit MB&F

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