More than a decade ago, chronographers MB&F and hot-shot French Jewelry makers Boucheron collaborated to launch the JwlryMachine, an Haute-joaillerie and a more winged version of MB&Fs Horological Machine No3 (HM3). They are back with yet another time-telling masterpiece, but their new partner is none other than Bvlgari. The LM FlyingT Allegra brings a rainbow of colored gemstones to your wrists in white or rose gold base metal.
Bulgari and MB&F effortlessly combine the world of haute joaillerie with that of horology, pretty much like a match made in heaven. Not just that, it’s a classic case of opposites attract as Bulgari’s well-known Mediterranean warmth and exuberance blends seamlessly with MB&F’s radical, complex mechanical timepieces. Making things interesting is a 60-second flying tourbillon, titled at a 50-degree angle to make the time legible only to the wearer of the stunning LM FlyingT Allegra.
What sets this watch apart is how it displays so much to admire in a three-dimensional assembly. The dome encompasses the organic life of this construction featuring diamonds, in the company of attractive green tsavorites and pink tourmalines. The tiered skeleton dial base is encrusted with a layer of brilliant-cut diamonds. The barrel can supply an impressive 100 hours of power reserve through energy savings by reducing the number of gears.
The exceptional creation is not for everyone, but no one can ignore the skilled craftsmanship shown by both Maisons to create a true masterpiece. The watch is finished with glossy stitchless alligator leather straps in cranberry red and forest green. The eye-catching LM FlyingT Allegra case is 39mm x 20mm in size in 18K white gold or rose gold, and is limited to 20 pieces (rose and white gold editions each) for $185,000.