The HM8 Only Watch immerses you into the imaginary world of children as it was created by MB&F in collaboration with the young artist Cassandra Legendre. This unique piece was made for the 2017 Only Watch, biennial charity auction of unique timepieces created by the finest brands united for research on Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
Based on Horological Machine N°8, this Pièce Unique in 18K white gold and grade 5 titanium features special sapphire crystal pane – engraved and metallised with a doodle created by 15-year-old Cassandra Legendre. The automatic HM8 engine features a unique purple winding rotor and is visible right under the doodle. There is a miniature white gold elephant on the lateral time display (between the hour and minute prism), sculpted by engraver Olivier Kuhn based on the elephant in Cassandra’s drawing. The MB&F logo on the double-screwed plate has been replaced by a happy face.
Cassandra Legendre, who currently lives in Madrid, is passionate about ballet. But she has produced the whimsical drawings 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.