Lot 2293
  • 2293

MB&F and Boucheron

640,000 - 950,000 HKD
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  • rose gold, diamonds, tourmaline, quartz, sapphire
  • width 47 mm
• cal. HM3 inverted nickel lever movement, 36 jewels, 22k gold battle-axe winding rotor • two cabochon-set cones posed as owl eyes with indicator on side of the caps for hour and minute, feathered breast sculpted and engraved from rose quartz, pavé-set gem wings, date wheel around the rotor • 18k pink gold owl-form case, bezel and sapphire crystal display back secured by clover-head screws • case and movement signed • with an 18k pink gold and titanium MB&F folding clasp


Automatic movement in working order when cataloging. Case in excellent condition, no visible blemishes except a few very light and superficial hairlines to the case back. All gemstones intact. Overall in excellent condition. Please note the movement has not been tested for time keeping and a service might be required at the buyer's expense. Original retail price: $233,496 CHF after VAT (for reference only)
"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."

Catalogue Note

With a MB&F international warranty booklet, an instruction manual and presentation box.

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.