I just received an e-mail from Max Büsser (of MB&F) with their latest creation, the JWLRYMACHINE. A joint venture between MB&F and Boucheron, a 152 year old high jewelry legend. You either love it or hate it, their new design MB&F Horological Machine No.3, but it is simply the best craftmanship of both worlds possible.
The concept behind this JLWRYMACHINE is creating the best out of both worlds, the one of haute joaillerie and haute horlogerie. The design team of Boucheron was simply stunned when they took a first glance at the already existing Horological Machine No.3 time piece that Max Büsser and his team created. Vice-versa, Max Büsser was very impressed by the design of the Owl. He immediately picked this design out of a number of sketched made by the Boucheron designer’s team.
One of the most stunning features of the owl design is the translucent breast. It is formed from a single block of amethyst or rose quartz (depending on the version), which must be sufficiently large and exceptionally pure. This way, you are able to see the beating heart of the owl, produced by the impressive designed rotor beneath.
Inside this superb looking and precious haute joaillerie owl ticks the complex 305-component engine of the Horological Machine No.3. All information can be read on MB&F’s Facebook page, but here are a few specifications of the watch:
- Hour and day/night indicator on one cone
- Minutes on second cone
- Date around the movement
- JWLRYMACHINE, Purple: 18K White Gold/Titanium and Amethyst
- Breast made of an engraved amethyst: 35.27K
- Eyes made of two cabochon amethysts: 6.34K
- Diamonds: approx. 0.96K
- Blue and purple sapphires: approx. 5.17K
- Screwed-down crown with cabochon amethyst: 0.33K
More information can be found at www.mbandf.com.