Christophe Claret Baccara

by · March 28, 2015

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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