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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 developments. The entire watch - case, hands and all the parts of the movement, including the balance spring – was designed, manufactured and assembled in Claret's workshops. This is the ultimate in … [Read more...]

SIHH 2014 ROUNDUP: 4 DAYS, 47 WATCHES

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At last week's SIHH 2014 in Geneva, we saw and covered so many new watches, we're concerned our readers might have missed some of our live updates. To make it easier for you to see everything we covered, we've created this handy recap with links to all 47 watches we covered over the watch fair's four days. Day One: The first day of SIHH saw the introduction of Baume & Mercier's … [Read more...]

Fratello Friday: 5 More 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 some very odd-looking watches at these fairs — watches that perhaps should not be defined as watches, but as mechanical art or — as MB&F's Maximilian Büsser puts it — horological machines. … [Read more...]

Vegas, Baby! 6 Watches for High Rollers

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WatchTime is in Las Vegas this week for the JCK and Couture watch and jewelry shows. While we're in a Vegas mood, we've compiled a list of watches that evoke the spirit of Las Vegas. Below are watches inspired by the city and its games of chance, including some watches that double as functioning games themselves. Christophe Claret's 21 Blackjack functions as a miniature casino with three … [Read more...]

Look, Ma, No Hands: 7 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 downright audacious methods to indicate the hours, minutes, and occasionally beyond. Below is a list of watches that deviate from the conventional time-telling style, finding creative alternatives to hour and … [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 sneak peek of the movement of the watch, which is a mono-pusher chronograph with constant force mechanism. The watch will be formally unveiled at Baselworld 2013, on the first day of the brand's … [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 from the halls of the SIHH to take a look at a number of other new watches, from brands that were not part of the show, shown to retailers and journalists either in suites at one of the city's … [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 features are its 60-second tourbillon, stepped "Charles X" bridges made of sapphire, and a musically accurate four-note minute repeater striking Westminster chimes on cathedral gongs. … [Read more...]

Christophe Claret Releases 21 Blackjack Video

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 video. Find a link to the show inside. Shuffle up and deal. … [Read more...]

Christophe Claret 21 Blackjack

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 month in Geneva, 2011 is shaping up to be an annus mirabilis for the master from Le Soleil D’Or. Find wallpaper and pricing inside. … [Read more...]

Christophe Claret Adagio

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 2009, the man behind the curtain released the first timepiece widely marketed under his own name. Following the "bravos", Claret is launching a second piece bearing his name. His encore is called Adagio. … [Read more...]

An Afternoon with Christophe Claret

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 complicated movements introduced during the past 20 years. Now, Claret emerges from behind the curtain to produce timepieces under his own name. … [Read more...]

Christophe Claret DualTow NightEagle – Stealth That Gets Noticed

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 DualTow appears with the intriguing name NightEagle. If you look closely at the movement and squint, you can see a tiny, polished sign that reads "Genius at work." … [Read more...]

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

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, with no “house style” and very few unifying brand characteristics. The only common principle behind each Jean Dunand model, as voiced by the brand’s owners, Thierry Oulevay and Christophe Claret, … [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 presentation began, Mr. DeWitt produced what looked like a substantial watch on a small stand, covered with a cloth, and he set it on the table, still covered. He moved like a magician holding a bird just … [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 parts including 73 jewels and features a one-minute tourbillon and a patented single-pusher planetary-gear chronograph with a striking mechanism that chimes when the chronograph pusher is activated. All … [Read more...]