Christophe Claret

Solar flares

While the magnetic fields in X-TREM-1 are precisely controlled to avoid affecting the movement, solar flares in the Sun’s corona are chaotic. They are caused by sudden changes of very strong magnetic fields in the Sun’s corona and shoot many 1,000s of kilometers from the sun’s surface.

Butterfly nebula

The same magnetic force responsible for moving the X-TREM-1’s indications is also now thought to be responsible for some of the largest and most beautiful objects in the universe: planetary nebulae. The magnetic fields created in stellar evolution can survive for billions of years.

  1. Inspiration

  2. Inspiration



X-TREM-1, the first of a new generation of timepieces, represents a major technical and aesthetic accomplishment: a flying tourbillon inclined at a 30° angle, mounted on a three-dimensional curvex titanium mainplate, equipped with a retrograde hours and minutes display system that is radically different from existing watchmaking conventions. Two tiny hollowed steel spheres, isolated within sapphire tubes on the left and right sides of the caseband magically move with no mechanical connection thanks to magnetic fields.

X for Experimental
T for Time
R for Research
E for Engineering
M for Mechanism

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Reference : MTR.FLY11.170-178

  • Movement

    Caliber: FLY11 - mechanical, hand-wound movement

    Dimensions: 26.60 x 46.40 x 11.94 mm
    Number of components: 419
    Number of jewels: 64
    Power reserve: 50+ hours
    Dual barrels: one for the movement gear train, one for the time indications

    - Swiss lever
    - Frequency: 3 Hz (21,600 vph)
    - Tourbillon rotates once every 60 seconds
    - Flying tourbillon inclined at 30° supported by a double ceramic bearing, with cone-shaped pinion transmission

    Distinctive features:
    - Use of precisely-shaped magnetic fields in a mechanical movement
    - No mechanical connection between the indications and the movement
    - Winding and time-setting via lift-out rotating “bows” on caseback
    - Skeletonized barrel

  • Functions

    - Mystery hours and minutes displayed with indications provided by hollowed steel spheres moving 23 mm inside two tubes. The metal spheres are driven by magnetic carriages following a thread.
    - Seconds displayed on the tourbillon cage
    - Movement state-of-wind indication
    - Fast time adjustment is via an integrated pusher on the caseband at 12 o’clock

  • Case

    Rectangular with curvex profile
    Dimensions: 40.80 x 56.82 x 15 mm
    Water resistance: 2 ATM / 20 m / 67 ft

8-piece limited series


  • X-TREM-1

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