Christophe Claret Dualtow

by · November 1, 2015

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.

christophe claret dualtow

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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