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.
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.