Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Christophe Claret Marguerite New Model

Unveiled in 2015, the Christophe Claret Marguerite watch, is already available in five different white gold or 5N red gold versions adorned with “snowflake” or “champagne” setting and featuring vivid shades of blue, red and green depending on the version.
In the new avatar, Marguerite is clothed in diamonds, more than 600 in total. Christophe Claret matches the boldness of this charmingly romantic mechanism with an equally daring case design. To accentuate the 42.50 mm silhouette in 5N red, the bezel and the lugs are set with more than 380 diamonds of different sizes.
At the heart of this watchmaking fable, two graceful butterflies flit around a daisy whose petals set with more than 220 diamonds overlap in the same way as a real flower. Christophe Claret invites two butterflies in orange Super-LumiNova, to provide a joyful escort for the passing of time. The darker one, symbolizing the female, is perched on a daisy petal that rotates every hour. Meanwhile, the lighter one, embodying the male, indicates the minutes. Sitting lightly atop a stem attached to the precious pistil made of rubies, it literally flutters around the white mother-of-pearl dial.
Technical details
Movement
Caliber MT115, self-winding
Diameter: 35.70 mm
Thickness: 9.67 mm (with hands)
Number of components:  245
Number of jewels: 36
Barrels: Two barrels
Power reserve: 72  hours
Escapement:    Frequency: 4 Hz (28,800 vph); Swiss lever

Functions
Hours and minutes are indicated by two butterflies flying around the dial
Dual display dial: time or "Il m’aime passionnément" (He loves me passionately)
"He loves me… he loves me not" game incorporated into the self-winding rotor visible through the display back

Case
Dimensions: Ø42.50 x 12.07 mm
Water resistance: 3 ATM / 30 m / 100 ft
A total of 609 diamonds: bezel set with 312 diamonds, lug at 6 o'clock set with 34 diamonds, lug at 12 o'clock set with 42 diamonds and petals set with 221 diamonds.

Dial
Dial with double indications: the time with 3, 6, 9 visible around the dial, or text that reads, "Il m’aime passionnément" (He loves me passionately).
The change between the two displays is done via a pusher at 2 o’clock, which rotates the metallized transparent sapphire upper disk bearing a mosaic of transparent squares across a 1.5° angle over a fixed white mother-of-pearl lower disk overlaid with a pad-printed black varnish.

Time display
Hours are indicated by a butterfly, colored with grey anthracite PVD and dark orange Super-LumiNova, perched on a rotating marguerite daisy.
Minutes are indicated by a butterfly, colored with grey anthracite PVD and light orange Super-LumiNova, perched on a stem. This stem is attached to the central pistil and the pistil, stem and butterfly rotate together to display the minutes.
The pistil (centre) of the marguerite flower is in ruby. 12 petals set with diamonds.

Back
“He loves me… he loves me not” game: when the winding rotor stops, the ruby that is nearest to the red heart indicates the answer (“yes” or “no” indication in the centre).

Crown
5N red gold with 5N pink gold cabochon set with a ruby.

Strap
Red alligator leather with red stitching.
Clasp: 5N red gold

Edition
30-piece limited edition

Retail Price
Price in Swiss francs (ex VAT): 88,000

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