MUSICAL INSPIRATION 

It is beyond doubt the most beautiful and poetic of horological complications: the minute repeater. It has always fascinated Christophe Claret, who provides a majestic interpretation of this mechanism with Adagio.

Pocket watch

The most beautiful watches need to retain an aura of mystery, to protect their heart, like the pocket watches of yesterday on which one had to open the back cover in order to admire the movement. Christophe Claret nurtures a profound admiration for these treasures from the past.

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Adagio

A classic model giving pride of place to watchmaking traditions in terms of both its mechanism and its design, this exceptional watch is equipped with Calibre SLB88, naturally created entirely in house and composed of 455 parts. The Adagio features central hour and minute hands, small seconds at 9 o’clock in a window or subdial, depending on the versions; along with a large date at 6 o’clock and a dual time-zone (hours and minutes) display complete with day/night indication in a subdial at 2 o’clock.

In tribute to his Manufacture’s first calibre introduced over 20 years ago, Christophe Claret wanted to equip this timepiece with a minute repeater, a particularly intricate fine watchmaking complication that has become one of the great specialities of the Manufacture. Striking the hours, quarters and minutes on demand, the “cathedral gongs” of the striking mechanism are fitted with a patented device preventing them from knocking against each other when they vibrate under the hammer strikes. The equally patented large date display features an unprecedented construction. The large date is a calibre widely used on the market. To stand out from the crowd, Christophe Claret developed a dedicated mechanism that corresponds to none of the many existing patents, consisting of a mechanism that is reliable, accurate and simple to assemble. The patent relates to a system that avoids the discs becoming desynchronised in case of impacts.

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Reference : MTR.SLB88.101-801

  • Movement

    Diameter: 34 mm
    Number of parts: 455
    Number of jewels: 46
    Power reserve: approx. 48 hours

  • Functions

    The Adagio watch with hour, quarter and minute repeater, large date and GMT indicates the :

    • Central hours and minutes, seconds at 9 o’clock in a dial or through a window
    • Large date at 6 o’clock
    • Time in a second time-zone with day/night indication in a subdial at 2 o’clock

    And strikes on demand (cathedral chime):
    • Hours (low-pitched tone)
    • Quarter-hours (alternative low-and high-pitched tones)
    • Minutes (high-pitched tone)

  • Exterior

    Case: Available in white gold, rose gold, grade 5 black PVD titanium or platinum
    Diameter: 44 mm
    Water resistance of the case: 30 m (3 ATM)
    Dial: 3 versions: hand-guilloché; gemstone (lapis lazuli, black onyx, ruby, jade, opal…) or rhodiumed anthracite gold
    Strap: Alligator leather

Limited edition of 8 timepieces

 

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