Christophe Claret: Marguerite18 July 2016
When high watchmaking meets romanticism, new models like the Christophe Claret Marguerite bloom in the watch garden. Marguerite is part of the Margot line, Christophe Claret’s very first feminine collection that consists of complications exclusively devoted to women.
At the heart of its white mother-of-pearl dial, two blue Super- LumiNova butterflies indicate hours and minutes by flitting around a daisy with white lacquered petals and a precious blue sapphire pystil. The dial presents a second display. One press on the pusher at 2 o’clock makes the numbers disappear to reveal the phrase: “Il m’aime passionnément” (He loves me passionately).The visual enchantment does not end there. The sapphire caseback provides an opportunity to admire the self-winding Manufacture movement’s oscillating weight sculpted like a daisy and set with eight rubies. At will, the owner can indulge in the “He loves me… he loves me not” game. In order to play, the watch must be placed in a horizontal position and accompanied by one or two undulating movements. The oscillating weight then turns for a few seconds prior to standing still. The ruby closest to the red-lacquered heart provides the response – “yes” or “no” in the center.
The Marguerite is proposed in five versions – white or 5N red gold, “flake” or “champagne” diamond set – each available in 30-piece limited editions. A unique, poetic and playful was to interpret feminine watchmaking. Price in Swiss francs (ex VAT): 69,000
By Valeria Garavaglia