FOUNDER AND Ceo of CHRISTOPHE Claret WATCHMAKING PRODIGY Drawn to the intricacies and inner workings of a movement while observing a watchmakerrestorer for the first time, Christophe Claret, then 14, knew he was destined to be a watchmaker. He enrolled at the Geneva Watchmaking School and, after graduating, furthered his knowledge under the tutelage of master watchmaker Roger Dubuis. In 1987 he attracted the attention of Ulysse Nardin founder Rolf Schnyder,
who commissioned him to produce minute repeaters. two years later he founded the Claret manufacture in la Chaux-defonds, where he produces calibres for other brands and, increasingly, complications that carry his own name.
DESIGN PHILOSOPHY Claret adheres to the traditions of watchmaking, but uses these long tried and tested techniques to create exceptional and surprising timepieces. His watches are at the cutting edge of technology and innovation, often offering new interpretations of classic grand complications.
GAME MASTER at times playful and often spectacular, Claret’s creations are infused with the elements of discovery, discipline and intuition. Gaming complication watches are one of his areas of expertise, and among his more memorable pieces are the poker, an automaton watch where the wearer can immerse himself in an actual threeplayer game, and the Baccara, which features games of baccarat, roulette and dice. From left: Christophe Claret; the Baccara watch; the Poker watch
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