MB&F introduced its second timepiece touched by the world famous designer with Alain Silberstein.
Characterized by geometric details and bright colors, Alain Silberstein’s watches were avant-garde in his heyday during the 1990s. Though his namesake brand went bust in 2012, Silberstein has designed watches for other independent brands, including the fresh off the press MB&F LM1 Silberstein.
Alain Silberstein timepieces were quite avant-garde when they peaked popularity during 1990s. Sadly, Silberstein’s own brand went bust in 2012 but, Silberstein kept designing watches for several brands. The designer’s first collaboration with MB&F was the HM2.2 Black Box introduced in 2009.
The second collaboration between MB&F and Silberstein is the LM1 Silberstein mainly a new version of the original LM1, bearing the typical Silberstein look.
Though the case is the same 42.5mm size as the original, the LM1 Silberstein case has a straight side, rounded edge and no bezel, recalling Silberstein’s own watch case designs. The inner side of the lug at six o’clock is engraved “Le vrai bonheur est d’avoir sa passion pour métier”, Silberstein’s motto which translates as “Having your passion as a profession is true happiness.”
The other accents like the six-pointed crown and triangular red hour hands are also typical Silberstein patterns. On the other hand there are several unusual features like the bowl-shaped sub-dials and a clear sapphire crystal bridge for the oversized balance wheel.
The timepiece is powered by the same movement inside the standard LM1 but now it’s decorated with frosted finish instead of the classic Cotes de Genève.
There are three variants are available – red gold, titanium or black-coated titanium – and each of them is limited to 12 pieces only.