Christophe Claret

Christophe Claret is a Swiss luxury watch brand. Notable Christophe Claret watches include the Christophe Claret Soprano, Christophe Claret Kantharos, Christophe Claret Dragon Watch, Christophe Claret Tiger Watch, Christophe Claret Tourbillon de la Roche, Christophe Claret Musical Watch. Christophe Claret was born in Lyon in 1962. He entered the Geneva Watchmaking School in 1978 and went on to train with cabinotier Roger Dubuis. That same year, he opened his first workshop for restoring old watches in his family home, where he also devoted himself to another mechanical passion – that of restoring motorbikes. In 1982, he graduated as a watchmaker. At the 1987 Basel fair, Rolf Schnyder – the new owner of the Ulysse Nardin brand – ordered twenty minute-repeater calibers with San Marco jacks from Claret. Two years later, Christophe Claret founded the eponymous Manufacture, and it soon became a benchmark in the field of grand complication calibers. By 2009, Christophe Claret was known as a watchmaker specialising in grand complications, and decided to present his first watch in his own name – the DualTow. The Christophe Claret brand now belongs to a circle of independent Haute Horlogerie brands that design, develop and produce their watches entirely in-house. We cover Christophe Claret prices, have the Christophe Claret price list on our database, show you Christophe Claret watches for sale and help you to identify false Christophe Claret replica. We also have dozens of new and vintage Christophe Claret watches in our luxury watch database, with Christophe Claret photos, Christophe Claret price list infos, Christophe Claret sale data and Christophe Claret watch band info. We have Christophe Claret watch news, blog posts, updates and other posts about Christophe Claret watches as well as Christophe Claret watch infos. Christophe Claret watches are available globally during auctions.

Kicking Off JCK/Couture 2015: 6 Las Vegas Watches for High Rollers

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WatchTime returns to Las Vegas this week for the JCK 2014 and Couture 2015 watch and jewelry shows, starting on Thursday, May 28. As a preview to our live coverage of new watches at the show, we're … [Read more...]


Look, Ma, No Hands: 10 Watches That Tell Time Differently

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The vast majority of watches stick to traditional hour and minute hands to display the time, but a handful of bold manufacturers use their technical prowess to find new, innovative, and often … [Read more...]


8 Things to Know About the Christophe Claret Allegro

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At #baselworld 2015, Christophe Claret’s headliner was the Allegro, a new minute repeater watch that boasts very fine craftsmanship and an extremely eye-catching movement. Here’s what you need to … [Read more...]


3 Exceptional Boutique Watches We Found Outside of SIHH 2015

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Every year at Geneva's SIHH watch salon, a host of luxury watch brands (most of them owned by the Richemont Group) unveil their new timepieces to international retailers, collectors, and journalists. … [Read more...]


Fratello Friday: 5 Very Unusual Timepieces

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Since I started writing my thoughts and ideas about watches on my blog, Fratellowatches, I have been visiting the big watch fairs like Baselworld and the SIHH in Geneva. Sometimes, one comes across … [Read more...]


SIHH 2014 REVISITED: 4 DAYS, 47 WATCHES

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At last year's SIHH 2014 in Geneva, we saw and covered so many new watches, we're concerned our readers might have missed some of our  updates. To make it easier for you to see everything we covered, … [Read more...]


16 Prize-Winning Watches from the 2014 Geneva Grand Prix

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On October 31st, the 14th annual Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève — the watch world's equivalent of the Oscars — was held at Geneva's Grande Theatre. The international jury of watch experts … [Read more...]


Baselworld 2014: Christophe Claret Maestoso with Live Images

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Christophe Claret’s latest superwatch features a unique traditional pivoted detent escapement with constant force and a cylindrical balance spring. The movement incorporates three patented … [Read more...]


Video: Christophe Claret Teases Kantharos

Christophe Claret, a brand known for creating complicated timepieces (like the Soprano, seen at SIHH), has posted a teaser video for its Baselworld 2013 novelty, the Kantharos. The video provides a … [Read more...]


More from Geneva: Christophe Claret, De Bethune, Urwerk, and Moser

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The SIHH takes place at the massive Palexpo convention center near the Geneva airport, but during that week in January, the whole city becomes a new-watch paradise. My final day in Geneva took me away … [Read more...]


Christophe Claret’s Soprano Tourbillon Minute Repeater Takes the Stage

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Christophe Claret, known for creating complicated timepieces with tourbillons and repeater mechanisms, has released his most ambitious such model yet, called the Soprano. The watch's signature … [Read more...]


Christophe Claret Releases 21 Blackjack Video

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Christophe Claret's February press release only hinted at the aesthetics and complications of his newest creation, the 21 Blackjack. Now the maestro reveals more about the new piece in a high-energy … [Read more...]


Christophe Claret 21 Blackjack

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Christophe Claret has released teaser images of his next new creation, called 21 Blackjack, which will officially debut next month during Baselworld. Coming on the heels of the Adagio's launch last … [Read more...]


Christophe Claret Adagio

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For years Christophe Claret labored in relative obscurity creating horological masterpieces sold under the names of others. To date he has devised and executed 68 unique complicated movements. In … [Read more...]


An Afternoon with Christophe Claret

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In many ways, the story of Christophe Claret is the story of the Swiss watch industry. He is independent and innovative. Much of his work is done in secrecy. He designed and created many of the most … [Read more...]


Christophe Claret DualTow NightEagle – Stealth That Gets Noticed

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Last year Christophe Claret generated the biggest buzz at Baselworld with the DualTow, a wonder of the horological world created to mark the Manufacture's 20th anniversary. For 2010, a new, black … [Read more...]


PALACE COUP: Jean Dunand’s Newest Watch is a Tribute to the Industrial Revolution

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What sets Jean Dunand apart from other luxury watch brands — aside from its extremely limited production and lofty price points — is the fact that each collection has a totally different look, … [Read more...]


DeWitt’s Wild Antipode

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Jerome DeWitt is a charming man who knows how to create suspense, and how to create watches. We entered his elegant booth at Basel and were seated in comfortable chairs around a low table. As the … [Read more...]


Christophe Claret’s Amazing DualTow

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The biggest buzz in Basel surrounded Christophe Claret’s DualTow, an amazing timepiece created to celebrate the eponymous manufacture’s 20th anniversary. The hand-winding caliber CC20A has 582 … [Read more...]