As always with the aim of developing his brand in Asia, Christophe Claret set out to meet collectors in Vietnam, Thailand and Singapore. A first dinner, organized by MILUXE on June 7th in Hanoi, Vietnam, enabled several experienced collectors to enjoy a first up-close look at the Christophe Claret collection. Established in 2007, MILUXE is one of the most acknowledged exclu¬sive distributors of luxury goods in Vietnam, currently running 5 multi-brand boutiques, 2 exclusive boutiques and 2 warranty centers in the country’s key economic centers: Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) and Da Nang.
A second dinner took place at the Riedel Wine Bar in Bangkok, Thailand, on June 8th. For Thai collectors, this was also the first time they met the master watchmaker in person along with his extremely complicated timepieces.
Finally, a third encounter was organized, this time on June 9th in Singapore, with the support of SINCERE FINE WATCHES, which has been partnering the Christophe Claret brand ever since its founding. SINCERE FINE WATCHES Limited currently operates more than 30 boutiques and a point-of-sale network spanning nine countries: Australia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand. The dinner hosting around ten Fine Watchmaking connoisseurs was held in the cozy setting of Les Amis restaurant, where the chef serves delicious French cuisine, a nod to Christophe Claret’s personal origins. After a presentation of his career journey to date and of his many creations that have made their mark on the watch industry, Christophe Claret unveiled his new collection comprising the new models presented at the SIHH 2016. These included the Soprano watch, which combines two of the most beautiful horological complications: a 60-second tourbillon and a minute repeater with a Westminster chime, four patented gongs and four hammers, highlighted by stepped bridges inspired by the Charles X style. It also featured the the most innovative and contemporary in his collection: the world-first X-TREM-1, unveiled at Baselworld and equipped with an hours and minutes display provided by two hollowed spheres mysteriously driven by magnetic fields. For this new version, white or 5N red gold and Damascus steel, produced using ancestral methods, were the metals chosen to make the case representing an authentic technical and aesthetic feat.