HOROLOGICAL MACHINE N°8 ONLY WATCH
Dive into the imaginary world of children with the HM8 Only Watch created by MB&F with the young artist Cassandra Legendre. Based on Horological Machine N°8, this Pièce Unique in 18K white gold and grade 5 titanium is instantly recognisable thanks to its special sapphire crystal pane – engraved and metallised with a whimsical drawing created by the talented 15-year old Cassandra. Visible under the doodle, the automatic HM8 engine features a unique purple winding rotor. Check the lateral time display and you’ll notice a miniature white gold elephant situated between the hour and minute prism; the elephant was sculpted by engraver Olivier Kuhn based on the elephant in Cassandra’s drawing Final touch: the MB&F logo on the double-screwed plate has been replaced by a happy face – symbolising the childlike perspective that Legendre brings to HM8.
The base of this pièce unique is Horological Machine N°8, an automotive-inspired creation that takes design cues from the legendary high-octane Can-Am race. Engraved and metallised on the sapphire crystal pane that surmounts the HM8 engine is a whimsical doodle created by 15-year-old Cassandra Legendre. A student currently living in Madrid, Legendre’s primary method of artistic expression is ballet, not these drawings which she produces in her spare time. As an exception for MB&F’s contribution to Only Watch, Legendre and her family agreed to this one-off participation to strengthen the message of HM8 Only Watch — a child creating something to help children who have been denied many of the dreams and opportunities of childhood.
Horological Machine n°8 Only Watch
White gold and titanium
Minutes and bi-directional jumping hours displayed by two optical prisms that both reflect and magnify by 20% to maximize legidibility.
Three-dimensional engine conceived and developed by MB&F from a Girard-Perregaux base calibre
Black hand-stitched alligator strap with white gold folding buckle.
49 mm x 51.5 mm x 19 mm
Piece unique with unique engraving created by Cassandra Legendre and micro-sculpture of an elephant in white gold between the hours and minutes.
CHF 80,000 - 100,000
73,000 - 91,000 €
83,000 - 103,000 $