François Hurtaud Elemental Semi-precious Stones Timepieces
Elemental Semi-precious Stones Timepieces is Golden Design Award winner in 2016 - 2017 Jewelry, Eyewear and Watch Design Award Category.
Elemental Semi-precious Stones Timepieces

MYKU creates revered timepieces from semi-precious stones using top-of-the-line techniques. Using a variety of onyx which features alternating layered bands of milky white agate and black formed through natural rhythmic crystallisation in volcanic rock, each dial is individually crafted by precise polishing of the top layers to reveal the beauty within, meaning no two pieces are ever identical. This timepiece is encased in a gold-plated steel case polished with a satiny matte finish, finished with a flat sapphire crystal and leather strap for sleek perfection.

Elemental Semi-precious Stones Timepieces
François Hurtaud Elemental
François Hurtaud Semi-precious Stones Timepieces
François Hurtaud design
François Hurtaud design
François Hurtaud

François Hurtaud begun his design career in 2008 as a studio designer after graduating from Masters Degree in Advanced Studies in Cross-cultural Design at Shanghai University and a Bachelor in Industrial Design at L’Ecole de Design de Nantes in France. Hurtaud then headed the design force for several consumer goods companies where he demonstrates his understanding of the power of social and sustainable design, cross-cultural and the precarious balance of function and form in luxury design and production. Since his childhood, Hurtaud has always had the passion for art, science and technology; passions that he cultivated and improved through formal educations and apprenticeship in design. Having the chance of working in different countries, agencies and companies, exploring multitude aspects of designs, he now thinks of design as an equation, trying to find creative solutions to balance between functionality & aesthetics, sustainability & profitability, viability & legitimacy. Hurtaud’s designs has received multiple international design awards and accolades, such as Good Design Award, Red Dot Design Award, German Design Award and A' Design Award.


MYKU is committed to creating intrinsic worth and timeless designs, painstakingly crafted from materials that withstand the test of time, for high quality, Swissmade timepieces of understated luxury. Drawing on the inherent qualities and natural beauty of carefully sourced stones and materials, MYKU watches are subject to stringent quality controls throughout production and assembly. Each timepiece is unique, and collections are sold online at and through authorised retailers only.