This spectacular watch could be a real star in collection of beautiful luxury watches. Young Swiss horological Concept Laboratory, MB&F, and prestigious 152 year old high jewelry legend Boucheron has teamed up for creating exeptional timepiece, an astonishing haute-joaillerie version of MB&F’s Horological Machine No 3 (HM3), first ever JWLRYMACHINE.
The original HM3, in gold and titanium, sent tremors through the fine-watchmaking world when it was launched in 2009.
In a spectacular flight of fancy, the House’s peerless artisans have conceived the watch as a splendid three-dimensional jewelled owl, presented either in 18k white gold, with amethyst, diamonds and blue and violet sapphires, or in 18k red gold, with pink tourmaline, rose quartz, diamonds and pink sapphires.
The owl’s eyes are large glowing cabochons, set over the twin cones, and its sparkling wings, wrapped protectively around the precious HM3 engine, are entirely pavé-set with brilliant-cut stones. Its feathered breast is sculpted and engraved from a single block of amethyst or rose quartz. The glowing eyes, sparkling wings and softly gleaming breast create a carefully choreographed play of light. But most mesmerising of all: beneath the owl’s breast, its heart appears to be beating. The visual illusion is created by the faintly perceived swings of MB&F’s solid-gold battle-axe-shaped rotor beneath the translucent stone.