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11 Apr

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Christophe Claret Margot

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In 2014, at the Baselworld 2014 Show Christophe Claret has introduced its first ladies’ watch. The timepiece was named Margot and it was the result of three years of extensive development and research work. The most interesting thing about the watch is not its feminine rich design, but the unique poetic complication that imitates the iconic game “He loves me, he loves me not”. Another beautiful particularity of the product is the gorgeous mother of pearl dial that has the words of a Victor Hugo poem and features an artfully daisy in the center.

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The daisy has a functional purpose not just an aesthetic one. The petals are plucked and there are five different phrases beneath the daisy from “not that at all” to “madly” that change while the petals are picked consecutively until the last petal is gone and the answer is revealed. The back side of the case features a see through crystal that allows you to see the red rubies embellished automatic mechanism which is also shaped as a flower.

The Christophe Claret Margot is available in 20 pieces limited edition variations with a mother of pearl dial and has a case manufactured from red or white gold. Also, there are two levels of diamond settings like the extravagant 5.2 carats worth of baguette-cut stones or the snow-set diamonds weighing 3 carats.

In its entire watchmaking experience of over 25 years, until the Christophe Claret Margot design, the brand did not venture in creating women’s watches. Enthusiasts will agree that it was definitely worth the wait as the timepiece features a truly unique and wonderful complication where the petals of a daisy need to be plucked until only a pistil remains and in the lower right side of the dial you get the answer for the very tricky question” Does he love me?” To activate the petal plucking mechanism you need to press the pusher located at the two o’clock position. And each time the movement is started, the watch’s striking mechanism is triggered. To reset the mechanism you simply need to press on the pusher that is located at the four o’clock position. While the daisy’s petals are put back, an ellipsis replaces the answer.

The love game is continued on the back side of the watch by creating a beautiful connection between feelings and colors. The skeletonized rear of the Christophe Claret Margot features a rotor that has a cabochon in the middle which is rotated with every press. This mechanism has a flowerily shaped center part with eight colored precious stones that symbolize a particular emotion like hope, passion, tenderness and so on.  When the answer is revealed on the dial, on the back side one of the triangles aligns with a red lacquered heart to confirm the final verdict.

The Christophe Claret Margot was manufactured in four different variations and every one of them is limited to 20 copies. This luxurious timepiece is considered a rarity and it is a remarkable design that has turned quickly into a much sought after luxury watch.

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15 Mar

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Christophe Claret Poker

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The Christophe Claret Poker is the watch that evokes the unique and fascinating atmosphere of Las Vegas and its thrilling games. The innovating complication of this amazing timepiece is represented by the machines that ring loudly when the cards are dealt. Simply imagine wearing a comfortable casino on your hand that makes you forget about the concept of time. You simply play your cards right and enjoy the game.

Christophe Claret Poker

Poker is a unique and spectacular automatic timepiece. On the dial of the watch there is the Texas Hold’em game while on the back there is a roulette wheel. To design and develop this exceptional watch the company needed to use two skilled watchmakers that have worked around the clock for over two years. The watch enthusiast who wears this watch can choose to play a three-player game by choosing one of the most loved poker version- Texas Hold’em. The intricate mechanism imitates the rules of a 52-card game that features a large diversity of possibilities. For instance, this automatic movement respects the basics of a three players Poker match meaning 98,304 different combinations. The possibilities were calculated so that every player gets the same winning chances.

The Christophe Claret Poker has two pushers that start the deals at every betting round, even for the turn, the flop and the river. The dial of the watch includes three windows that display the cards of each player and due to a special blinds system those are invisible to the other players. To preserve its watchmaking legacy, Christophe Claret designed the Poker watch with a cathedral gong which with every press of pusher activates a dong sound.

This marvelous Poker watch bases its entire design and functionality on strategy and bluff. Christophe Claret has managed to develop a truly ingenious system that dares you to find out “Who will get the strongest hand?”

At its inside the watch is powered by an automatic-winding mechanical caliber with 72 jewels, double barrels, a Swiss lever-type of 4 Hz (28’800 vph), and with a power reserve of approximately 72 hours. This exquisite movement is encapsulated by a 45 mm case diameter that is manufactured from 5N red gold and black PVD-treated grade 5 titanium and is waterproofed up to 30 meters.

The brand offers to its buyers the possibility of enhancing the charm of the sapphire crystal through a metallization process that offers the following unique detail- when you breathe upon the dial, a pin-up girl appears. The dial features a black PVD-treated skeletonized cards motif and has 4N pink gold blinds. The hands of the watch are black PVD-treated with Super-LumiNova doubled by orange ruby margins.

The Christophe Claret Poker watch comes with a 5N red gold and black PVD-treated grade 5 titanium winding crown and a black alligator strap.

If you are looking for a distinctive limited edition watch that has a unique charm then you should really consider the Christophe Claret Poker. Fans of the most loved poker version will understand its attractive design and functionality.

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24 Dec

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Christophe Claret X-Trem-1

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Christophe Claret is famous for creating some of the most exotic luxury watches with a unique high-end design and spectacular experimental complications. One of its best timepieces that were created especially for stimulating the world of artfully constructed watches is the X-Trem-1. This model has been produced in an 8-piece limited series and the “X-Trem” part of its name stands for “Experimental Time Research Engineering Mechanism.” Impressive, isn’t it? Just like everything else that the brand has created and launched for the past few years.

Christophe Claret X-Trem-1

This highly exclusivist luxury watch is more than just an extreme time keeping device. It is an extravagant and extraordinary art piece that fascinates both visually and technically. Believe it or not, this watch uses magnets. Yes, magnets even though these are the hugest enemy of mechanical watches. But nothing can stand in the way of an X-TREM-1 watch so magnets are basically used for moving the steel balls from the inside of the sapphire crystal tubes up and down for showing the hours and minutes.

The planetary nebula is actually the inspiration for the X-TREM-1’s indication system. Experts claim that the magnetic force is the one that has created and sustains some of the most beautiful and largest formations in the universe:  the planetary nebulae. Supposedly, the stellar evolution generates magnetic fields that can survive for billions of years and take the shape of a stellar butterfly.

The Christophe Claret X-TREM-1 is the first timepiece from a new and intriguing generation of smartly innovating devices. This is not just a beautifully complicated watch, but also an important aesthetic ad technical accomplishment in the world of extraordinary timepieces. The model comes with a flying tourbillon lop-sided at a 30° angle, anchored on a 3D curvex titanium piece, featuring a retrograde minutes and hours display system that is completely distinct than everything else ever available on a watch. Two very small empty steel spheres, each encapsulated by a sapphire tube located on every side of the caseband are moved up and down by magnetic fields as to indicate the hour and minutes.

The Christophe Claret X-TREM-1 comes with a wonderfully complex mechanical hand-wound mechanism that features an impressive number of 419 components and 64 jewels. The movement is double barreled- one of the barrels is for the time indications and the other one for the movement gear train. Furthermore, it has a Swiss lever-type escapement of 3 Hz (21’600 vph) and a 50 hours power reserve.

Its most distinctive functional features are the use of extremely precise magnetic fields within a high end mechanical movement, plus the lack of mechanical correlations between the mechanism and the indications.

The X-TREM-1 comes with a 40 mm diameter case manufactured from Platinum and black PVD-treated grade 5 titanium. This exquisitely crafted case is so well sealed that it is able to protect the watch from water damage even at a depth of 30 meters.

One of the most extreme and rare luxury timepieces on the market is the Christophe Claret X-TREM-1. This unique watch was designed to fascinate the masses and bring joy only to 8 lucky watch collectors that were so fortunate as to get their hands on one of these limited edition pieces.

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01 Nov

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Christophe Claret Dualtow

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Christophe Claret Dualtow is a uniquely designed watch, part of a limited edition collection that offers only 68 pieces. The aesthetics of this beautiful model was inspired by the fluid movement of an excavator’s caterpillar tread. The name itself is a reminiscence of this very powerful machinery. Not only the notched rubber belts that are powered at each end by cylinders remind us that their source of inspiration is the wheel rims of a classic Bugatti T35, but the appearance is also reminiscent of this fact.

The first thing that impresses at the Christophe Claret Dualtow is the design, but the functionality and performances of the watch are equally complex and fascinating. The watch offers a planetary-gear, a wonderfully crafted tourbillon escapement, exquisite mono-pusher chronograph with an amazing mechanism signaling stop, start and reset, and two original striking belts showing minutes and hours.

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The distinctive thing about the Dual Tow is that it is equipped with a complex patented chronograph movement that revolves around nine planetary gears and three differentials. Also unique is the cathedral gong that is produced by the mono-pushers at every change of the chronograph function. The CC20A movement is powered by a mainspring that can be seen through the sapphire crystal back that also allows you to admire the organic indication of the Dual Tow’s power reserve.

The Christophe Claret Dualtow is an exclusivist luxury watch that was manufactured in a limited edition series of only 68 pieces and every single timepiece can be customized by the owner in terms of case material and color choices. The watch collector who aspires to own such a spectacular watch is the type of enthusiasts who adores modern innovations such as the DualTow’s single chronograph function that works based on nine identically constructed planetary gears. This uniquely structured system is very similar to a celestial nebula.

Christophe Claret was inspired to create this luxurious and intricate timepiece one day when he was redesigning his Renaissance garden and he was moving the earth with a caterpillar-thread digger. This powerful machinery was the source for developing the special notched rubber belts of the DualTow. Furthermore, the belts are put in motion by cylinders located on each end and these are constructed as to look like the wheel rims of a Bugatti T35.

The Christophe Claret Dualtow comes with a 42 mm case diameter that can be manufactured from either one of these materials: 4N pink gold or 4N pink gold flange featuring red ruby chronograph second markers. This extravagant case seals the inside mechanism and protects it during diving up to a depth of 30 meters. This extraordinary mechanical hand-wound mechanism with 65 jewels and double parallel barrels features a 60 hours power reserve and a Swiss lever-type escapement of 3 Hz (21’600 vph). The watch comes with a red polka belt, a brown alligator or a rubber strap.

The Christophe Claret Dualtow is a complex and uniquely designed timepiece that was dedicated to the world’s elite. Manufactured in a limited series of 68 pieces, this magnificent watch boosts understated elegance and modern innovations and emphasizes the contemporary sense of extravagance.

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28 Mar

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Christophe Claret Baccara

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Christophe Claret is renowned for pushing the boundaries of time piece design and his latest collection is no exception. The Swiss watchmaker blends innovative design with the finest precision available on the market to produce a truly unique product, one that has all the quality of a big brand luxury watch while giving its wearer a totally unique experience.

The Baccara model is no exception to Claret’s boundary pushing. This stunning watch has a casino theme and with three games cleverly incorporated in it there is no effort made to conceal or subdue this theme. The watch includes baccarat, roulette and dice in a package that interacts with the tactile, auditory and visual senses of its wearer.

Christophe Claret Baccara

The baccarat game, which gives this watch its name, is a marvel of precision engineering. The player’s cards appear at 6 o’clock and are visible in three windows. The bank’s cards are displayed at 12 o’clock. In order to mix the cards the player only has to push a button situated at 9 o’clock while the button located at 8 o’clock helps distribute the cards. This unique function is possibly due to the amazingly complex construction of the watch. The innovation doesn’t stop here as two more games are integrated in this beautiful watch.

The watch has a mechanical movement with automatic winding, making it not only self-sufficient but also a great investment as this is a highly desirable feature even when it comes to expensive designer watches. The movement has a total of 538 components and 40 jewels as well as double barrels.

The power reserve is approximately 72 hours, giving its users more than enough continuous activity without any winding action. The escapement is a 4 Hz  Swiss lever-type. The Baccarat has 3 main functions; an hour and minutes one, the 3 games which give it its unique charm and aspect as well as a patented cathedral gong.

The case has a diameter of 45 mm with a thickness of 15.92, giving the Baccarat amazing presence on any wrist, regardless of its size. Its size and stylish aspect make it the perfect accessory for a tailored suit, but also give it enough of a laidback vibe so that it can work with a less formal outfit. The watch has a water resistance of up to 30 meters or 100 feet.

The case is made from red gold and black PVD-treated titanium. The dial has the same PVD-treatment while also including an interesting dragon motif. The series is limited to 9 pieces.

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04 Feb

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Christophe Claret Black Jack

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Cristophe Claret is one of the hottest names in the current watchmaking industry. The Swiss watchmaker and designer has revolutionized a field which was considered by many to be quite rigid in terms of its products and has basically created a new trend which focuses on creating interactive watches that give their owners more than just a time piece.

The casino theme of the latest Cristophe Claret collection is definitely noticeable in the design of the watches, however, the elegant and discrete functions as well as the beautiful overall shape transforms them into instant classics which are bound to become quite an investment opportunity thanks to the limited numbers of the collection.

Christophe Claret Black Jack

The Cristophe Claret BalckJack model is one of the best of the casino themed collection and when you catch a glimpse of it is no surprise. Besides incorporating numerous functions and clever design features this beautiful watch includes three casino game classics; blackjack, roulette and dice. This makes the watch an extremely versatile accessory which you can easily wear with formal outfits to just about any occasion, regardless of its theme. The casino theme also gives this watch a relaxed vibe which, along with the design makes it perfect for more casual outfits as well, just as long as you include a jacket or a shirt in there.

The BlackJack model has a mechanical movement with a self-winding mechanism which allows you to basically just wear your watch without having to worry too much about winding it. The movement’s dimensions are 38 .6 mm in diameter with 9.34 mm in thickness. The watch has 501 components with 40 jewels as well as double barrels. The power reserve of this Cristophe Claret model is somewhere around 72 hours, sufficient independence to not make winding your watch a hassle. The escapement is a 4 Hz Swiss lever type.

The watch also has 3 major functions; the hours and minutes one, the blackjack, dice and roulette games and the cathedral gong.

The case has a diameter of 45 mm with a thickness of 15.92 mm, making it a balanced watch, ideal for just about any size of writs, from large ones to small and medium ones. It has a water resistance that can go up to 3 ATM or 30 meters.

The case is made from red gold and PVD-treated grade 5 titanium while the dial is also PVD treated. The production of the watch is limited to 21 pieces.

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