Christophe Claret

MARINE CHRONOMETERS

Maestoso’s high-precision regulator follows in the wake of 18th century marine chronometers. These antique timepieces featured incredibly accurate pivoted detent escapements that enabled the calculation of longitude for safe navigation at sea. Maestoso breathes new life into this historical regulator by optimising its design and functionality specifically for the wristwatch.

CHARLES X

Charles X, King of France, was an important influence on decorative arts in the 19th century and inspired the aesthetics of pocket watches of the era. Christophe Claret has managed to translate Charles X's architectural approach with Maestoso’s stepped bridges, creating a symbolic connection between design and tradition.

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MAESTOSO

Maestoso has written a new chapter in the history of Haute Horlogerie. And the challenge? To equip a wristwatch with a traditional detent escapement, a mechanism usually designed to run in a perfectly stabilized position, and which, thanks to its sublime beauty, manages to eclipse the tourbillon.

Enabling the mechanism to operate in all the positions that wearing a wristwatch entails – without resorting to the convenience of a modern, shorter detent – is a genuine gamble, pulled off via the three patents and a series of additional innovative systems. To prevent the detent from turning over, an anti-pivot cam, integral to the spring balance, works in conjunction with the safety finger. To cope with the risks of over-banking, a flexible thrust bearing fitted on the wheel and connected to the balance absorbs any excess energy.

Christophe Claret has also endowed the watch with a constant force, guaranteeing stable energy and amplitude throughout the power reserve.

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Reference : MTR.DTC07.030-050

  • Movement

    Calibre: mechanical hand-wound
    Dimensions: 31 x 8.60 mm (without hands)
    Number of components: 301
    Number of jewels: 44
    Barrels: Four barrels fitted in parallel
    Power reserve: 80 hours (approx.)

    Escapement
    Detent in grade 5 titanium
    2 Hz (14'400 vph)
    Balance with gold screw
    Cylindrical balance-spring
    Anti-over-banking security device
    Escapement mounted on a shock-absorbing bridge
    Balance stop system activated by pulling the crown

    Distinctive features
    Charles X style stepped bridges

  • Functions

    • Hours and minutes
    • Constant force at 4 o'clock
  • Case

    Dimensions: Ø44 x 13.59 mm
    Water resistance: 3 ATM / 30 m / 100 ft

  • Material

    Case
    5N red gold and anthracite
    PVD-treated grade 5 titanium

    Hands
    Black ceramic and anthracite
    PVD-treated with Super-LumiNova

    Crown
    5N red gold and anthracite
    PVD-treated grade 5 titanium

    Strap
    Black alligator

20-piece limited series

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