Me­chan­i­cal art

CHRISTOPHE CLARET IN­TRO­DUCES THE STYLISH NEW MAE­STRO

Virtuozity - - Watch -

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.

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