MB&F’s sporty EVO collection of watches officially welcomes a third member today with the new LM Split Escapement EVO. The watch joins the extreme LM Perpetual EVO and LM Sequential EVO, and becomes the entry point of the collection, which is conceived for an active lifestyle, according to the brand. It might be the least complicated EVO to date, but it’s still far from simple, and we’ll go ahead and declare it the most legible of the bunch, making it a perfect adventure companion alongside the likes of a Seiko SKX, or Rolex Explorer. Almost.
The EVO watches from MB&F get more than just a sleek rubber strap to keep up with an active lifestyle. There’s a trick component on the inside called the “FlexRing” system that effectively suspends the movement, and dampens any incoming shocks to the watch. The system is all the more appropriate here as this is no ordinary movement. As the name Split Escapement implies, the balance is lofted above the dial rather dramatically, and is split from the escape wheel and palette fork, which reside under the dial. They are connected via balance staff that travels a good deal longer than it’s otherwise accustomed to.