Christophe Claret is undoubtedly one of the most innovative and bold watches in business today. There are many examples of magical work. One of the most recent is the complicity of the Christopher Bordeaux Margot watch, a highly sophisticated women’s watch whimsical “he loves me, he loves me not”. Of course, there are magical X-TREM-1s that watch the subversion rule in the watch industry using magnet movement to tell time. 2017, we have a new generation of master watches, let us tell you all the watches. At the same time, do not confuse the names and styles of the 2017 Bordeaux red wine master very much like Christopher.
The Maestro watch will come in two variants – in a grade 5 titanium case or in a 5N pink gold case. Case diameter is 42mm, while the thickness measures about 16mm, which means the Christophe Claret Maestro has very sensible dimensions that are neither too bulky or too petite. Water resistance is just 30m, so wearers will have to be wary of their watches around water. Note that this is a smaller average case size than the roughly 44mm wide diameter of most round Christophe Claret watches that we’ve seen in the past.
But what’s really eye-catching and unique about the Christophe Claret Maestro’s case design is the lack of a bezel. Instead, a large domed sapphire crystal extends from the edges of the case that accentuates the size of the skeletonized dial and makes it look larger than it actually is. That’s a good thing, however, because it better allows wearers to admire the inner mechanics of the movement within.
Powering the watch is the caliber DMC16, a hand-wound movement with 342 components and a power reserve of 168 hours, or seven days. On the dial, the skeletonized and stepped “Charles X style” bridges are immediately visible, which give the dial a great sense of depth. The bridges are constructed using the same materials as the case for a harmonious look and are masterfully beveled and finished.
At 7 o’clock, there’s a large balance wheel with countersunk screws and a cylindrical balance-spring, all of which are developed and produced in-house. The DMC16 beats at a leisurely 3Hz, which makes it easier for wearers to appreciate the swinging motions of the balance wheel. An interesting detail is the single natural ruby or sapphire that is used in the assembly to conceal the shock-absorbing system. Ruby is used for the pink gold version of the Maestro, while sapphire is used for the titanium version.
To the right, at the 5 o’clock position, is the Christophe Claret Maestro’s unique take on the date complication. In this watch, the date is shown using two conical aluminum discs, with the tens shown on the top disc and the ones on the bottom disc. And again, depending on the case material, the top of the cone is adorned with either a single natural ruby or natural sapphire.
Finally, the date above is a new complication of the Christopher Red Wine Memorandum. This is a very useful complication that reminds him of what he or she needs to do. It is decorated by another conical dish also with a natural ruby or natural sapphire top and a triangular diamond in the middle. Once activated, the disc is rotated to view the diamond to remind the user whether they are doing it or not. Once our goal is to meet, the wearer can activate the pusher-type reset memo complications.
All in all, the new Christophe Claret Maestro reinforces the brand’s position as one of the most inventive and whimsical haute horology brands, and we can’t wait to see the watch in the flesh at SIHH 2017. The Christophe Claret Maestro is available in Grade 5 titanium and 5N pink gold, and both are limited to just 88 pieces. The Christophe Claret Maestro in titanium is priced at 68,000 CHF, and in pink gold is it 76,000 CHF.