Sunday, September 4, 2016

Ludovic Ballouard Upside Down Art Deco Watch in Platinum

Master watchmaker Ludovic Ballouard presents an elegant ladies’ version of his iconic Upside Down Complication watch introduced in 2009. Crafted in platinum in a limited edition of 3 pieces and equipped with the unique jumping hour mechanism, the Upside Down Art Deco watch highlights its feminine characteristics on its beautiful dial that features an inner gold dial set with feathers and diamonds along with the mother of pearl outer dial which houses jumping hours.
As the name suggests, the Arabic numerals representing the jumping hours are upside down, except one: the number indicating the current hour. As soon as the hour changes, the next hour figure turns the right way up, as its predecessor turns upside down. This means that there are always 11 upside down numbers and one - the current hour - the right way up.

The right-way-up number is made even easier to spot by a black dot (or index) that appears in front of it. The numbers flip instantly at the end of the 59th minute of each hour. Art Deco Upside Down watch has just one hand, indicating the minutes. The seconds are shown on a rotating disc, which is fully set into the dial at the number 6 position. The dial itself comprises a gold base set with feathers, mother of pearl and diamonds. The complex, mechanical hand wound movement powering this unique complication watch is fully assembled at Ludovic Ballouard’s horology workshop in Geneva. Through the transparent caseback, this movement can be admired.
Technical details
Case: Platinum
Strap: Leather
Buckle: Pin buckle
Setting: dial
Water proofness: 30 m
Diameter of the case: ø 41 mm
Thickness:11 mm
Movement: Manual-winding mechanical
Power reserve: 40 h, 21600 variations / hours
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Seconds, Jumping hours
Price: 85'000 CHF
Limited edition of 3 pieces

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