Michael Molnar and Igor Fabry, the brains behind Molnár Fábry, bring their backgrounds as certified jewellers and goldsmiths to their brand, which began by specialising in creating bespoke fine jewellery – and has since transitioned to creating unique timepieces. They were drawn to skeleton timepieces, which were not only, naturally, the best means of showcasing their art, but also a thrilling experience for the customers.
Today, they are proud to manufacture most of the watch parts themselves, from the bridges to the balance wheels, hands, cases and strap buckles. Movements are Swiss-made and their credentials are impeccable – they partnered with Christophe Claret for their first tourbillon pieces – and they keep standards incredibly high by only producing under 10 pieces a year.
With this stringent dedication to quality, it’s no surprise that the pieces themselves are exceptional. Take the Grand Master Skeleton, a unique piece inspired by Art Nouveau floral motives. The main plate is fitted with a 0.51 carat Zambia emerald, while the movement itself is hand skeletonised and engraved; the case is then set with 222 diamonds and 11 emeralds for a frankly astonishing result.
The beautifully engraved movements can be admired again and again – such as in the Imperial Tourbillon, where the movement is completely hand mirrored, skeletonised and engraved, and in the Art Deco Regulator, which also comes complete with 17 jewels.
The Classic Art Tourbillon, which incorporates calibre CCR97 by Christophe Claret, resembles the Tourbillon Art Nouveau but is a tad more understated, with an elegant white-grey aesthetic brilliantly set off with rose gold plating on the balance wheel, and a ring of diamonds around the movement. Presented together, Molnár Fábry creations are seriously awe-inspiring, effortlessly blurring the lines between horology, art and technology; molnarfabry.com