Monaco, Sep 28, 2013
Christophe Claret, X-TREM-1
Pinball for Only Watch
Fine and unique, polished 18k white gold
and blue anodised Perunal-type aluminium
wristwatch with flying tourbillon regulator
and floating spheres for time indication.
Accompanied by a fitted box and certificate.
EUR 230,000 - 300,000
Sold: EUR 100,000
?For over 20 years, the Claret Manufacture has been designing,
developing and producing highly complicated watch movements for
the most prestigious brands. However, it was not until 2009 and the
launch of the extraordinary DualTow that the public at large finally
discovered the talent of this exceptional watchmaker. The Christophe
Claret brand now belongs to the exclusive circle of independent watch
manufacturers capable of mastering the entire production process
of Haute Horlogerie watches ? from the original idea through to
final adjustments. The Christophe Claret collection comprises three
lines, each one encompassing superlative horological expertise: The
Traditional Complications line, composed of unique pieces, such as
Adagio, Soprano and Kantharos; the Extreme Watches line, including
DualTow and X-TREM 1; and finally the Interactive Casino Game
Watches line, featuring the 21 Blackjack and Baccara models.?
For Only Watch 2013 Christophe Claret created the X-TREM-1
Pinball, a flying tourbillon watch equipped with a retrograde hours
and minutes display system that is radically different from existing
watchmaking conventions. Two tiny metal balls, isolated within grilled
sapphire tubes on the left and right sides of the caseband magically
move with no mechanical connection thanks to magnetic fields.