Christophe Claret – A Personal Message
For the past 22 years I have been developing and creating innovative and highly complex movements for various major watch brands. Complementing this activity by launching my own brand, Christophe Claret, is a fantastic challenge for me. For all these years, my real source of motivation has been to actually make watches based on simple sketches of the initial ideas behind a product.
Seeing that special sparkle in the eyes of collectors and devotees of extremely high-end watchmaking who acquire my timepieces is a source of great satisfaction to me.
I sincerely thank all my collector friends and devotees of Fine Watchmaking for enabling me to fulfil my dreams and my passions and to give life to my creations.
For the coming years, I have a number of projects that I hope will continue to surprise and delight you through their creativity and their innovation.
X-TREM-1, the first of a new generation of timepieces, represents a major technical and aesthetic accomplishment: a flying tourbillon inclined at a 30° angle, mounted on a three-dimensional curvex titanium mainplate, equipped with a retrograde hours and minutes display system that is radically different from existing watchmaking conventions. Two tiny hollowed steel spheres, isolated within sapphire tubes on the left and right sides of the case band magically move with no mechanical connection thanks to magnetic fields.
X for Experimental
T for Time
R for Research
E for Engineering
M for Mechanism
Case: Gold / Titanium
Movement: Mechanical – Tourbillon
Bracelet: Black rubber or Alligator