The companies’ latest release has been created in the shape of a three-dimensional gem-set owl. The new MB&F watch is dressed in an 18k white gold case, which sparkles with amethyst, diamonds as well as blue and violet sapphires.
Alternatively, the horological machine is proposed with an 18k red gold case, illuminated by the play of pink tourmaline, rose quartz, diamonds and pink sapphires.
The case of each version proudly reveals a screwed-down crown, paved with cabochon amethyst or cabochon rubellite.
The special attention-getter of the new JwlryMachine watch is surely the owl’s eyes, represented by oversized glowing cabochon amethysts, set over the twin cones. Other highlights of the model include the bird’s shimmering wings, entirely encrusted with brilliant-cut jewels.
The owl’s feathered breast is crafted from a single block of amethyst or rose quartz. The originality of this model lies in the bird’s heart, which seems to be beating beneath its breast. This stunning effect is produced by the faintly perceived swings of MB&F’s solid-gold battle-axe-shaped rotor beneath the translucent stone.
The aforementioned rotor is incorporated into an extraordinary horological engine, designed by Jean-Marc Wiederrecht/Agenhor. Equipped with Girard-Perregaux oscillator and gear, it runs at the rate of 28,800 vibrations per hour. Comprising 304 individual parts, the mechanism is embellished with 36 jewels.
This movement is also endowed with ceramic ball bearings, which ensure the transmission of hour and minutes information to the laser-cut hands. The engine serves to animate the hour and day/night functions, presented on one cone. It also drives the minutes, displayed on the second cone. The cones and both display backs are coated with double-sided anti-reflective treatment. The date indication is arranged around the movement.
The new MB&F watch comes fitted with a hand-stitched alligator or lizard leather strap. Both versions terminate in customized deployment buckles, rendered in 18K gold and titanium.