Though firmly rooted in fans’ minds as a extremely achieved watchmaker, BVLGARI additionally stands as one of many world’s premier high-end jewelers. BVULGARI’s vibrantly maximalist Roman tackle haute joaillerie has received admirers the world over, together with avant-garde boutique watch model MB&F. For MB&F’s latest launch, these two business powerhouses be a part of forces for a really spectacular gem-encrusted tackle the Legacy Machine FlyingT ladies’s flying tourbillon watch design. With its flying saucer-esque domed kind, flying tourbillon motion, and beautiful gem-setting work, the restricted version MB&F x BVLGARI Legacy Machine FlyingT Allegra is a glittering show of each horological and jewelry-making prowess.
Obtainable in both 18k white-gold or 18k rose-gold, the 39mm case of the MB&F x BVLGARI Legacy Machine FlyingT Allegra evolves and stylizes the dramatic bubble-like type of the usual Legacy Machine FlyingT. Like many MB&F designs, this case filters the look of Artwork Deco and Atomic Age retrofuturism by way of an opulent fashionable lens, and right here the clear inspiration is the traditional flying saucer design. Hyper-exaggerated domed sapphire crystals each back and front balloon outwards for a complete thickness of 20mm, whereas the low-profile case itself presents a bowl-like profile in photos with a steady sloping undercut and quick, practically vertical downturned lugs. This rounder, diminished case profile retains the visible focus squarely on BVLGARI’s gem-setting work, significantly the ring of brilliant-cut diamonds lining the slender sloping bezel. Each of the dual crowns at 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock are additionally set with diamonds, then topped with inexperienced tsavorites and pink tourmalines. Naturally, the Legacy Machine FlyingT Allegra carries no sporting connotations, which makes its 30-meter water resistance ranking comprehensible.
Slightly than making a symmetrical structure, the skeleton dial design of the MB&F x BVLGARI Aluminium GMT Watch Legacy Machine FlyingT Allegra as a substitute goals to showcase BVLGARI Aluminium GMT Watch’s gem-setting functionality as dramatically as doable. To this finish, the tiered skeleton dial base is encrusted with a layer of brilliant-cut diamonds, aside from an engraved signature on a recessed phase stretching from 3 o’clock to six o’clock across the dial edge. From right here, MB&F makes use of this glittering base as a backdrop for a quintet of outsized treasured stones at 1 o’clock, 3 o’clock, 4 o’clock, 9 o’clock, and 10 o’clock. For the rose gold mannequin, MB&F and BVLGARI Aluminium GMT Watch choose a sq. lower tsavorite in deep verdant inexperienced, a 0.39 carat spherical rubellite in sizzling pink, a cobalt blue tanzanite in a 0.47 carat oval lower, an oval cabochon tourmaline in a fragile lavender tone, and the most important stone of all – a pear cabochon lower amethyst measuring in at 0.7 carats. The graceful, unfaceted look of the cabochon lower is a specialty of BVLGARI Aluminium GMT Watch’s jewellery division, and its execution right here emphasizes the colour and readability of those stones in preliminary photos. The white gold variant opts for a cooler colorway with its array of gems, together with sq. lower and pear cabochon lower inexperienced tsavorites, an oval lower amethyst measuring in at 0.4 carats, a 0.43 carat vibrant blue spherical lower tanzanite, and a hefty oval cabochon lower sky blue topaz weighing in at 0.71 carats. Each fashions relegate timekeeping to a small subdial at 7 o’clock, canted away from the remainder of the dial floor at a 50-degree angle and pushed by a singular conical gear practice. MB&F adorns this dramatic angled subdial with a full layer of brilliant-cut diamonds, in addition to playful blued serpentine fingers. MB&F crowns each fashions with one remaining massive diamond, positioned atop the central flying tourbillon cage. Rising above each the primary dial and the complicated gear practice seen by way of the central skeleton window, this dramatic escapement hangs from MB&F’s signature architectural arched steadiness bridge and supplies a visible spectacle to rival the assortment of gems in photos. Whereas this gem-centric asymmetrical design method might not go well with each style, the sheer craftsmanship on show in each variants is tough to disregard.
Contained in the MB&F x BVLGARI Aluminium GMT Watch Legacy Machine FlyingT Allegra beats MB&F’s in-house FlyingT computerized flying tourbillon motion. In distinction to the complicated layered kinds and polished chamfers seen from the dial aspect, the caseback view of the FlyingT is easier however no much less dramatic in photos. Your complete sapphire show window is taken up by the ornate 18K 5N crimson gold winding rotor, which takes the type of a solar with rays stretching out to attach with a black DLC titanium oscillating weight. Regardless of the vertical association of the motion and the unorthodox conical gear practice, the FlyingT presents sturdy efficiency, with a hefty 100-hour energy reserve at an 18,000 bph beat charge. To finish the look, MB&F pairs each the rose gold and white gold fashions with shiny stitchless alligator leather-based straps in cranberry crimson and forest inexperienced, respectively.
With its dynamic big-stone method to gem setting, hyper-stylized kind, and dramatic flying tourbillon motion, the restricted version MB&F x BVLGARI Aluminium GMT Watch Legacy Machine FlyingT Allegra boasts a number of the boldest artistry each manufacturers have to supply. Solely 20 examples every shall be made in rose gold and white gold, for a complete manufacturing run of 40 watches. The MB&F x BVLGARI Aluminium GMT Watch Legacy Machine FlyingT Allegra is out there now by way of approved sellers at an MSRP of $185,000. For extra particulars, please go to MB&F’s web site.