Boucheron and MB&F

Max Busser's Owl watch in collaboration with Boucheron

The JWLRYMACHINE by MB&F and Boucheron The JWLRYMACHINE is a Boucheron's bejewelled interpretation of MB&F's whacky Horological Machine Nº3.  Looking at this highly unusual watch that unites two very different talents brings to mind the words of Edward Lear's Pussy-Cat to the her Owl beau: "You elegant fowl...Too long we have tarried! O let us be married." This elegant fowl in the most precious of plummage is the combination of the talent of Boucheron, the 152 year old jeweler of Place Vendôme and MB&F, the cutting edge, young  Swiss watchmaking genius headed up by Maximilian Büsser. The base for the watch, the 2009 Horological Machine Nº 3,  is a feat of technical and design daring. This watch that suggested a face with its big eyes and wide smile has been taken to another dimension by the jewellers at Boucheron. The purple cabochon eyes now belong to an owl. Night and day is indicated in the purple iris of one eye and the seconds in the other and hours and minutes are read off the rim of each eye. Through the owl's carved stone body (amethyst or pink tourmaline with rose quartz are the two colour versions) you can see the date and if you look closely, the rotor that moves to gather energy to power this highly unusual watch. Diamonds and blue and violet sapphires adorn the dazzling wings. Perhaps like the Owl and the Pussy cat, Boucheron and MB&F will  'hand in hand, on the edge of the sand, dance by the light of the moon'. With apologies to Edward Lear.

Editor's Pick

If you enjoyed what you just read...

...we have a small favour to ask. We are an independent online magazine and we are very proud of the quality of our content, all of which we generate from our small office in Oxfordshire, UK. A contribution from you will enable us to maintain our independence and continue to share our passion for this world that we all love. As you are probably aware, advertising revenue across all media is falling fast, but we still want to keep our articles accessible to all. If everyone who reads this helps a little, we won’t have to ask for a subscription and will be able to keep doing what we do best, which we hope you appreciate.

Terms and conditions




We use our own and third party cookies to improve your experience and our services. If you continue, we consider that you accept their use. You can get more information on your website at cookies policy.