MB&F and Boucheron
- AN INNOVATIVE AND IMPRESSIVE PINK GOLD AND GEM-SET AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH WITH 3-DIMENSIONAL MOVEMENT AND DATEHM3 JWLRYMACHINE CIRCA 2010
- rose gold, diamonds, tourmaline, quartz, sapphire
- width 47 mm
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping.
Important Notice regarding importation into the United States of Rolex watches
Sotheby's cannot arrange for the delivery of Rolex watches to the United States because U.S. laws restricts the import of Rolex watches. The buyer or a designated agent may collect the property in the country of sale."
The JwlryMachine, an astonishing haute-joaillerie version of MB&F’s Horological Machine 3 (HM3), is the result of the collaboration of a long established French jewelry house of Boucheron and the young, cutting-edge Swiss watch manufacturer MB&F.
Boucheron is most well-known for its poetic designs which are very often inspired by natural elements such as flowers, animals, birds or insects; they are fun and beautiful at the same time. The JwlryMachine is like an MB&F with Boucheron clothing. Based on its ever popular model HM3, the case of the pink owl is in 18k pink gold and titanium, but modified with its new avian and feather inspired shape. The eyes at the top of the hour and minute indicator cylinders covered by cabochon rubelite, as well as the breast made of an engraved rose quartz. Underneath the owl's breast, the swings of the gold rotor provides the illusion of its heart seems to be beating. The glowing eyes, sparkling wings and softly gleaming breast wrapped protectively around the precious HM3 engine pushes the technical and aesthetic limits of horological architecture and design further than even anyone could have imagined.