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Monday, January 9, 2017

The Maestro

From Christophe Claret -


Courtesy of Christophe Claret
These two models are to have their debut at the SIHH in a weeks' time.  Limited to 88 pieces in each version, the piece above is crafted of pink gold. It measures 42 mm in diameter, and is 16.06 mm thick.  Water resistant to 30 meters.

Courtesy of Christophe Claret
And if gold is not your thing, it is also available in titanium.


Here are the pertinents, straight from Christophe Claret -

Movement:

Caliber:                                                       
DMC16, mechanical hand-wound

Dimensions:                                           
- Diameter: 36.25 mm
- Thickness: 10.50 mm (without the hands)

Number of components:                 
342

Number of jewels:                                
33

Power reserve:                                       
7 days (approx. 168 hours)

Escapement:                                            
- Swiss lever escapement
- Balance-wheel with countersunk screws  
- Balance-wheel oscillation frequency: 3 Hz (21,600 vph)
                                                                       
Functions:                                                
- Pointer-type display of the hours and minutes
- Pyramid-shaped large date display at 5 o’clock, with tens on the upper disk and units on the lower disk
- MEMO function between 3 and 4 o’clock: cone shape adorned with a sapphire or ruby and a diamond serving to remind the wearer of a commitment

Aesthetic features:                               
- Stepped and skeletonized Charles X style bridges
- Skeletonized barrel and ratchet-wheel

Case:
Diameter:                                                  
42 mm
Thickness:                                                 
16.06 mm
Water resistance:                                 
30 m (3 ATM)



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