CHRISTOPHE CLARET INTRODUCES THE STYLISH NEW MAESTRO
CHRISTOPHE CLARET HAS UNVEILED the Maestro, a watch the brand believes epitomises mechanical power while still maintaining sleek elegance.
Endowed with a seven-day power reserve, a cone-shaped large date display and a 3D MEMO function, Maestro asserts itself as the first Haute Complication watch by Christophe Claret.
In line with previous models in the Traditional collection, the brand have lavished great care on every detail. The famous skeletonised bridges mix classical and modern design, while the balance-wheel with countersunk screws has been entirely developed and produced in-house. A natural ruby or a natural sapphire, depending on the version, also adorns the assembly in order to conceal the shockabsorbing system.
In a move away from tradition, the large date is set at the 5 0’clock position and is composed of two-cone shaped aluminium disks, one for the tens on the upper part and the second for the units. This patented large date display performs a semi-instantaneous jump between midnight and twenty past midnight and is topped by a natural ruby or sapphire.
The Maestro also introduces a brandnew function inspired by the expression “tie a knot in your handkerchief” to help one remember something important. MEMO is a mechanical reminder intended for absent-minded individuals as well as fans of technical gadgets.
Whatever daily objective the owner sets themselves, the MEMO - adorned with a sapphire or ruby and a diamond - is there to remind them of their commitment. Once the objective has been met, a simple press on the pusher pivots the MEMO function, which will return to its initial position each night in a twenty-minute process driven by a semi-instantaneous jump system.
Available in 5N pink gold or grade 5 titanium, both versions are 88-piece limited editions and feature a 42mm case and glass dome that serves to offer the best view of the mechanism powering the $67,000 timepiece.