Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The Half Time from Ludovic Ballouard

This the Half Time from Ludovic Ballouard-
Courtesy of Ludovic Ballouard
Technical Specifications – “Half Time”

Calibre B02: Patented “Half Time” complication developed by Ludovic Ballouard. Manual winding.

Power reserve: Approximately 30 hours.
Balance frequency: 21,600 bph/3hz.
Number of jewels: 53.
Number of components: >300 (movement only). Diameter: 35mm/15.5 lignes.

The HALF TIME most certainly follows this approach, with the same will to present a most unusual way of reading the time. Ludovic Ballouard has endowed his new creation with a patented mecanism of rotating disks which move on the same plane as the dial.

The principle is simple : all the hour indexes are divided in two, therefore unreadable... all except the one showing the current hour. The rotation of two disks « reconstitutes » each index, allowing time to be read (see video). The watch therefore carries no hour hands. A retrograde hand, set on a half-circle at 6 o’clock indicates the minutes in a classical manner.

Case and hand-engraved crown in 950 platinum. Dimensions: 41mm x 11mm.Lugs: milled from solid platinum case.
Water resistance: 30 metres/ 3ATM.

Dial & Hands
Titanium dial & polished steel hands.

Strap & Buckle
Black hand-stitched alligator with patented hand engraved 950 platinum buckle. 

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