Marie Boutteçon Timepieces

Marie Boutteçon Watch be mine
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I follow Marie on social media since quite a while. The reason, besides her creative agency Studio Bug Me  (designing watches for collectors and brands), is her original creativity and artistic understanding of life. Following her on Instagram (for instance) will bring you a joyful side of life and a sweet side of nature. In love with flowers and nature in general, Marie made the next step. From creating for others, she had finally the courage to come with her own collection. Designed together with her “partner in crime” Etienne, the Marie Boutteçon Timepieces bring Marie’s vision to the wrist. Enjoy below the integral press release.

Marie Boutteçon Timepieces
Marie Boutteçon Timepieces

Turn, click and go – turn your magic on

A watch should be as versatile and unique as a woman is. A lady can change the face of her watch from day to night with our trademarked technology, and play with designs according to her style, her state of mind, her emotions, and her lifestyle.

Marie Boutteçon In dreams
Marie Boutteçon In Dreams

Our premier watches are an ultra-feminine collection based on a clever system of bezels you can interchange easily, allowing the women to decorate the watch with her favourite styles and details with one click.

Marie Boutteçon Swinging bubbles
Marie Boutteçon Swinging Bubbles

Our interchangeable bezels narrate a life story, while always displaying happiness, beauty, and the poetry of fine jewellery and watchmaking design. It’s modern and it’s playful because women can actually play with it. Our watch with the girl! Not only are the designs beautiful, but they also have tangible, tactile magic you can touch and wear.

Marie Boutteçon Myosotis Crush
Marie Boutteçon Myosotis Crush

Marie Boutteçon has partnered her passions and experiences to create a new brand, full of creativity and poetry.

Marie Boutteçon Riding the clouds
Marie Boutteçon Riding the Clouds

And one little surprise and delight, our watch is suited for both right-handed & left-handed women, like a bracelet.

Marie Boutteçon In dreams
Marie Boutteçon In Dreams

Creation is a state of mind and each art object creates history and tells a story. Design should strike your emotions, and tell a story that makes you feel alive. That starts with finding poetry in the little things, then translating it to masterful works of art.

As unique as the woman who wears it – each girl for herself

Marie Boutteçon was born from the beautiful blend of fine watchmaking and fine jewellery design, perfectly combining the precision of watchmaking and the delicate art of jewelry into premier watch designs.

We invite each woman to the world of Marie Boutteçon -a space for her infinite creativity founded on Marie’s imagination. The Marie Boutteçon woman will be able to experience timeless and refined watches that are full of movement and life.

Marie Boutteçon In dreams
Marie Boutteçon In dreams

Each bezel is made of sterling silver and designed with the best of fine jewellery techniques. The variety of bezels we offer to showcase the versatility and uniqueness of its wearer because we believe women’s style, her state of mind, her emotions, and her lifestyle cannot be expressed with a singular watch face.

All designs are created by our founders, Marie Boutteçon & Etienne Ruffieux. Both are expert watch designers who have worked for the world’s most prestigious haute horlogerie brands. They have created some of the most unique, complex artistic watches with jeu d’esprit.

Marie Boutteçon Swinging bubbles
Marie Boutteçon Swinging bubbles

Marie Boutteçon

Her inspiration is nature, as nature is the greatest charmer of humanity. She is also inspired by the design of the 1970s. She’s fascinated by the movement, the rhythm in art, the modern approach to free bodies, and the pure lines of fashion of this decade. It’s a delicate balance of movement, organic shapes, intricate details, and fine craftsmanship. Her watches translate this era.

Marie Boutteçon
Marie Boutteçon

Marie was born in France and today she splits her time between France & Switzerland. She was raised in the French countryside surrounded by nature and the garden. She was also immersed in the world of art at the same time.Marie Boutteçon

Family plays a big part in her life and work. Marie’s father is a master of wood marquetry and is recognized globally for his precision and unique craftsmanship. Through observing her dad, watchmaking became a natural interest early in her childhood, as she discovered the refined creations of the luxury brands and the infinite possibilities of design.Marie Boutteçon

She obtained a Master’s degree in Fashion, Accessories, and Luxury Goods. After her studies, she had experience with Hermès at 24 Faubourg St Honoré, Paris Carré d’Hermès, and then with Parisian fashion designer Barbara Bui in the Marais as a stylist.Marie Boutteçon

She began her career in the watch industry designing for Parmigiani Fleurier where she created very unique haute horlogerie timepieces. She continued her career working for luxury watch brands before decided to create Bug Me design agency with Etienne Ruffieux, where they designed for watch manufacturers, independent brands, and private clients worldwide.

Marie Boutteçon

Savoir-faire beyond the watch

From the essence of watchmaking comes a set of expectations that require manufacturing of the highest standards. From the initial concept to the latest designs, Marie Boutteçon watches are produced under the rules of Swiss watchmaking traditions. This foundation of technical perfection and aesthetic is in every detail: the shape of the hands, the curve of the case, the integration of the bracelet, and the elegance of the bezels. True style.

THE ART OF CREATION

Our creative team starts by sketching and making the first line drawings, then we create the volumes in 3D modelling to carve the most beautiful forms. This allows us to shape the material, perfect the curves, and hand-draw the details. We then gouache is a crucial step in the process of creation. On paper, each colour represents a shade of materials, a reflection, a structure or a stone that will decorate a telescope.

Marie Boutteçon inspiration
Marie’s Boutteçon inspiration

SWISS MADE

The team has great expertise in Swiss Haute Horlogerie, and this impacted the way we engineered our watch, no compromise. Inspired and led by the savoir-faire (know-how), we have defined the quality criteria for our watches made in Switzerland.

The journey of the Marie Boutteçon watch allows us to work with the best craftsmen and experts in the art of engraving, polishing, texturing, crimping, carving, and painting. This approach gives us the freedom to work with the best creative craftsmen, recognized by their talent in their field.

Marie Boutteçon Watch be mine

Marie Boutteçon Timepieces Technical Specifications and price

Watch case description

  • Displays hours minutes
  • White glossy-lacquered dial
  • Black-nickel hands
  • Sapphire glass with anti-reflective coating
  • 316L Steel case, engraved on the back
  • Time setting button on the back
  • High-quality Swiss Quartz movement
  • DAISY ardillon buckle
  • Strap made of fine grey titanium leather with
  • Quick-change system
  • RONDA 756
  • Swiss made

Bezels description

  • 925 Sterling silver
  • ‘Marie Boutteçon’ & Hallmark engraving

Price

  • Sets from 1’500€ to 2’800 €

 

Marie Boutteçon Riding the clouds
Marie Boutteçon Riding the Clouds

Marie Boutteçon Riding the Clouds

Inspiration:

Daydreams and chinoiseries. This is a fantasy world coming to life before our eyes. Immersed in the infinity of emotion color evokes, we explore variations of white and pink. It’s all about tenderness and gentleness. The metal lines surround the enamel and create a stunning setting of clouds passing in the sky.

Specifities:

  • Diameter 30mm
  • Delicate handmade finishing, white and powder pink enamel

 

Marie Boutteçon Myosotis Crush
Marie Boutteçon Myosotis Crush

Marie Boutteçon Myosotis Crush

Inspiration:

This bezel is set in the garden in May, delicately collecting forget-me-not blooms gently tossed by the wind. It’s pretty, airy, microscopic in detail, and absolutely poetic. It’s like owning eternal springtime on your wrist. The polished open flower petals display intensive and masterful design, yet surround the bezel with lightness.

Specifities:

  • Diameter 29mm
  • High jewellery finishing by Parisian high jeweller of Vendôme

 

Marie Boutteçon Be mine
Marie Boutteçon Be Mine

Marie Boutteçon Be Mine

Inspiration:

Where abstract shapes converge and where luminous fine lines create a scintillating light. We draw inspiration from 1970s couture for this bezel, showing expert precision and an understanding of the balance of polished surfaces and fine textures.

Specifities:

  • Diameter 29mm
  • Delicate handmade finishing

 

Marie Boutteçon Swinging bubbles
Marie Boutteçon Swinging Bubbles

Marie Boutteçon Swinging Bubbles

Inspiration: We draw inspiration from the pure and modern shapes of design in the 1970s. These shapes suggest movement while evoking freedom and freshness. The silver polish enhances the romantic shapes of the bezel and instils a play-of-light and overall smoothness.

Specifities:

  • Diameter 31mm
  • Delicate handmade finishing

 

Marie Boutteçon In dreams
Marie Boutteçon In Dreams

Marie Boutteçon In Dreams

Inspiration:

The ripple of this poetically-dreamed snake reflects our designers’ fascination for the lushness of nature. The snake progresses delicately on your watch and its scales transform into tens of hearts. Like a loving companion, it gently coils itself onto the bezel. The bold combination of structures, lines, and soft polished surfaces reflect an exceptional quantity of light.

Specifities:

  • Diameter 30mm
  • Delicate handmade finishing

 

Marie Boutteçon Timepieces
SWITZERLAND
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