We suspect this purple perpetual calendar by Max & friends is a tribute to the artist Prince, who conquered the world with his emotional song ‘Purple Rain’ and who passed away last year. Either way, this Legacy Machine Perpetual with its 581 components and purple dial is a fantastic composition.
The movement of the MB&F Legacy Machine Perpetual is a fully integrated mini-machine that can take a few knocks; some perpetual calendars are rather sensitive and fragile when things are being adjusted right when the system is changing the date, for example. This movement, which was built entirely in the company’s own atelier, eliminates the possibility of the mechanism seizing, among other reasons because the movement automatically deactivates the pushers used to set the calendar when the movement is making calendar changes.
We suspect this purple perpetual calendar by Max & friends is a tribute to the artist Prince, who conquered the world with his emotional song ‘Purple Rain’ and who passed away last year.
Subdials and guitar solos
The movement has the looks to conquer every watch enthusiasts heart and soul. The floating subdials, which look just as complicated as the movement, are a fantastic final crescendo. At 12 o’clock the hours and minutes can be read between the curves of the balance; the weekday indicator is found at 3 o’clock; the power reserve indicator is positioned at 4 o’clock; the moon phase indicator can be seen at 6 o’clock; the retrograde leap year indicator is found at 7 o’clock and, finally, the date display can be seen at 9 o’clock. This purple Legacy Machine Perpetual will bring tears of joy and sadness to your eyes. Joy on a horological note, and sadness because of the guitar solo from ‘Purple Rain’ Prince will never play live again. Limited to 25 pieces.