|Caliber Number||Sequential EVO|
|Number of Parts||585|
|Power Reserve||72 hours|
|Vibrations Per Hour||21,600 bph (3Hz)|
|Functions||Hours and minutes at 6:00; left chronograph with seconds subdial at 9:00 and 30 minutes counter at 11:00; right chronograph with seconds at 3:00 and 30 minutes counter at 1:00; Twinverter pusher at 9:00; power reserve indicator on the back of the movement.|
Fully integrated dual chronograph system with “Twinverter” switch for multiple timing modes; double mainspring; flying balance wheel with regulating screws at 12 o’clock; Breguet overcoil.
Superlative hand finishing; internal bevel angles highlighting handcraft; polished bevels; Geneva waves; hand-made engravings, darkened bridges (NAC finish).
|Country of Manufacture||Switzerland|
|Known Models||Legacy Machine Sequential EVO (see below)|
The MB&F LM Sequential EVO is an in-house dual column-wheel chronograph movement that was launched in 2022 in the Legacy Machine Sequential EVO timepiece. It is the brand’s first ever chronograph. The announcement of this movement marks MB&F’s 20th caliber in 17 years.
From the official press-release:
“With long-time Friend Stephen McDonnell, MB&F reinvents the chronograph with an innovative dual chronograph system offering multiple timing modes. The key to this ground-breaking solution is the “Twinverter”, a pusher allowing to act on both chronographs simultaneously.”
Some of the topics covered in this caliber listing:
In MB&F’s own words:
“The LM Sequential EVO movement incorporates two column-wheel chronographs and a groundbreaking “Twinverter” binary switch, allowing multiple timing modes including split-second and lap timer modes – a combination never seen before in any chronograph.”
What does it do?
Via a pusher located at 9:00 on the case, the Twinverter is essentially a switch that inverts the current start/stop status of both chronographs.
As seen with the innovative designs in their timepieces, it’s clear that MB&F doesn’t color within the lines, they are independent in every sense of the word. This even carries over into the way they designate their calibers. Unlike most brands that use a numbering system, MB&F calls this caliber by the same name of the watch itself.
This movement is in the Legacy Machine Sequential EVO watches, therefore it is considered to be MB&F caliber LM Sequential EVO.
The LM Sequential EVO is a project with Northern Irish watchmaker Stephen McDonnell.
“Conceived with Stephen McDonnell, who previously reinvented for MB&F the perpetual calendar complication with the award-winning LM Perpetual.”
And from the Legacy Machine Perpetual launch:
“McDonnell had been a long-time Friend of the brand and played an instrumental role in the realisation of MB&F’s very first timepiece, Horological Machine No.1. As Büsser was thinking of developing a perpetual calendar for the fourth watch in the Legacy Machine collection, McDonnell replied that he had an idea for a perpetual calendar that addresses many of the drawbacks associated with conventional examples.Three years and a great many sleepless nights later, Legacy Machine Perpetual was born.”
Watches with this movement:
At the time of initial launch (and at the time of this post), the @mbandf caliber Legacy Machine Sequential EVO dual chrono movement is available in two models:
- Legacy Machine Sequential EVO Orange (ref: 09.ZR.OR) – Zirconium with orange CVD dial
- Legacy Machine Sequential EVO Black (ref: 09.ZR.BL) – Zirconium with black PVD dial