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.DTC07.060-080

  • Movement

    Caliber: DTC07, mechanical hand-wound

    Dimensions:
    Diameter: 31 mm
    Height: (without hands) 8.60 mm

    Number of components: 301
    Number of jewels: 44
    Power reserve: 80+ hours
    Two mainspring barrels, each with two superimposed springs

    Escapement:
    - Detent in grade 5 titanium
    - Frequency: 2 Hz (14,400 Vib/h)
    - Balance-wheel with countersunk screws
    - Cylindrical balance-spring
    - Anti-over-banking security device
    - Escapement mounted on a shock-absorbing bridge
    - Stop seconds
    - Regulator with micrometric adjustment via curved staff

    Distinctive features:
    - Charles X style skeletonized stepped bridges
    - Skeletonized barrel

  • Functions

    - Hour and minute display
    - 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
    Hands: Red ruby and anthracite PVD-treated with Super-LumiNova®
    Crown: 5N red gold
    Strap: Anthracite alligator

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