Christophe Claret

CHARLES X PERIOD

Christophe Claret owes his passion for horology to his discovery of pocket-watches, which he used to repair and restore. Ever since, he has continued collecting these wonderful mechanisms from a bygone era, focusing his attention on minute repeaters with their highly distinctive structures. Charles X bridges particularly inspired Christophe Claret, who has given them a contemporary twist in this model.

TOURBILLON MOVEMENT

WITH SAPPHIRE PLATES AND BRIDGES - 1997

Christophe Claret is a pioneer in making movement components from sapphire crystal. He was the first to develop a movement with sapphire plates and bridges in 1997. Extremely sensitive to the appeal of historical watches, notably those of the Charles X period, he drew inspiration from them in designing the bridges of this calibre.

PALACE OF WESTMINSTER

Westminster Chimes is a four-note tune chosen for the clock tower at the Palace of Westminster in London – a clock now more commonly known now as Big Ben, though the term originally referred to just the large hour bell. So well known did the four-note chimes become that they came to be called Westminster Chimes.

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Soprano

The Soprano watch associates two of the finest horological complications: a 60-second tourbillon and a minute repeater with Westminster chime, four patented cathedral gongs and four hammers, highlighted by stepped bridges inspired by the Charles X style. This exceptional calibre is housed inside a round case subtly marrying precious metals and titanium. Tradition and modernity are united in this creation, entirely in keeping with the demands of ultra high-end watchmaking developed by the Manufacture Claret.

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Reference : MTR.TRD98.000-008

  • Movement

    Caliber: TRD98, Mechanical, hand-wound movement

    Dimensions:
    Diameter: 27.60 mm
    Thickness: (excluding hands) 8.45 mm

    Number of parts:450
    Number of jewels:39
    Power reserve:72 hours (approx.)

    Tourbillon:
    - Escapement: Swiss lever type
    - Oscillation frequency of the balance: 3 Hz (21,600 vph)
    - Tourbillon with 60-second rotation
    - Parachute shock absorber

  • Functions

    Functions:
    -Hours and minutes
    -4-note minute repeater playing Westminster chime
    -Transparent mainspring barrel acting as a movement state-of-wind indicator: when the movement is fully wound the spring is centered in the barrel

  • Case

    Dimensions:  Ø45 x 15.32 mm
    Water resistance: 3 ATM / 30 m / 100 ft

  • Material

    Case: white gold and anthracite gray PVD-treated grade 5 titanium
    Hands: ruby red and anthracite gray PVD-treated grade 5 titanium with Super-LumiNova
    Crown: white gold and anthracite gray PVD-treated grade 5 titanium
    Strap: black alligator leather

8-piece limited series

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