Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Christophe Claret Espoir & Paix Only Watch 2015 Unique Piece

Christophe Claret is once again supporting the Only Watch charity auction by presenting a one-of-a-kind model entitled Espoir & Paix. With this timepiece, Christophe Claret pays tribute to Hope (espoir) on the dial and to Peace (paix) on the caseback.
An emerald set in the dial center is highlighted by a mirascope, a device featured for the first time in the Aventicum watch, based on the same principle as a hologram and creating an almost twice-enlarged image of the emerald with its green color symbolizing hope. This optical effect gives the impression that the precious stone is literally bursting out of the watch.
The center of the oscillating weight appearing through the back of the watch is graced with a portrait of Alfred Nobel with a green agate rim revealing the movement.
It also bears the name of the 129 laureates who have received the Nobel Peace Prize since its creation, listed clockwise in chronological order with the most recent appearing at 6 o’clock.
Technical details
Movement
Caliber: AVE15, self-winding
Dimensions:  Diameter: 26.20 mm ; Thickness: 3.37 mm (without hands)
Number of parts:186
Number of jewels: 28
Barrels: Twin barrels
Power reserve: 72 hours
Escapement: Frequency: 4 Hz (28,800 vph); Swiss lever

Functions
Hours and minutes display

Case
White gold and anthracite gray grade 5 PVD titanium
Dimensions: Ø 44 x 18.49 mm
Water resistance: 3 ATM / 30 m / 100 ft
Hands in anticorodal aluminium 
Crown: White gold and anthracite gray grade 5 PVD titanium with cabochon in black PVD titanium

Strap
Black alligator leather with black stitching

Distinctive features:

Front:
Mirascope in the dial center set with an emerald symbolizing hope.
Engraved motif lacquered in green and white surrounding the emerald.

Back
Portrait of Alfred Nobel engraved on black anodized aluminum.
Green agate rim revealing the movement.
Engraved names of the 129 laureates who have received the Nobel Peace Prize since its creation, listed clockwise in chronological order with the most recent appearing at 6 o’clock.
The two rows of names furthest from the center remain in a fixed position, while the rows closest to the center turn in step with the oscillating weight.

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