Christophe Claret Collection 2018-2019

Christophe Claret Collection 2018-2019

Christophe Claret Collection 2018-2019
Christophe Claret Collection 2018-2019
Christophe Claret Collection 2018-2019

The Magic of Creativity Christophe Claret

Christophe Claret Collection 2018-2019

2 There was nothing to suggest that the young Christophe Claret would eventually make the cycle of time his own. It was only after a chance visit to a watchmaker-resto- rer at the age of 14 that the possibility presented itself. From that point on, the mechanics of time would grow to become his passion. At just 19 years of age, he gra- duated from the Geneva Watchmaking School, conti- nuing his education with the master watchmaker Roger Dubuis who, in taking him under his wing, passed on the secrets of restoration and the mysteries of complex horological mechanisms.

Upon returning to his native city of Lyon, Christophe Claret set up his first horological workshop in the family home. He decided to specialize in restoring antique timepieces, perfecting his finishing techniques and crafting open-work or ”skeletonized” watches. 1987 was a year of revelation: during his first visit to the Baselworld international watch fair, Christophe Claret met a man who would alter the course of his life. Rolf Schnyder, a Swiss industrialist who had just acquired the Ulysse Nardin brand, placed an order with Mr Claret for twenty minute repeater movements with San Marco jacquemarts.

It provided the impetus he needed and two years later Mr Claret founded his first company, which was soon followed by another, Manufacture Claret.

Within a decade, the name Christophe Claret became a benchmark in the field of complicated movements. Following on from Ulysse Nardin, seventeen other presti- gious customers, including Franck Muller, de Grisogono, The master watchmaker

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3 Girard-Perregaux, Jean Dunand and Harry Winston, turned to him to develop their most complex calibers. Christophe Claret therefore decided to establish his company within a setting worthy of his reputation and his ambitions. In 1999, Christophe Claret acquired the Manoir du Soleil d’Or, a venerable mansion on the hills overlooking the nearby town of Le Locle, a stone’s throw from the Musée d’Horlogerie des Monts.

There he set up his workshops, breathing new life into the residence formerly owned by the watchmaker Urban Jürgensen. From 2002 to 2008, Manufacture Claret expanded its workshops by a further 2000 m2 . Today, operating at the cutting edge of technology and expertise, it employs almost a hundred highly qualified experts in over thirty separate disciplines.

While continuing to design exceptional movements for the most prestigious brands, Christophe Claret also produces watches bearing his own name, often one-of-a-kind creations commissioned by collec- tors won over by Mr Claret’s superlative horological mastery. Initially a low-key activity, his Christophe Claret branded pieces gained a higher profile in 2009 when he created the DualTow to celebrate the Manufacture’s 20th anniversary. This mechanical dis- tillation of all of the watchmaker’s talent unlocked a freedom to create which resulted in highly complex, exclusive pieces.

The Christophe Claret brand now belongs to the extremely exclusive circle of independent Haute Horlogerie brands that design, develop and produce their watches entirely in-house.

An exceptional position at the heart of Swiss watchmaking, placing it firmly at the forefront of horological innovation. 3

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4 4 To gain recognition in the world of Haute Horlogerie is something that very few watchmakers can now expect to accomplish. In order to succeed, Christophe Claret constantly reviews the Manufacture’s quality criteria. Respect for watchmaking traditions and time-honoured savoir faire go hand in hand with a quest for innovation and excellence. Because he understands that environment influences creativity and quality, Christophe Claret has always made sure that his staff enjoy superior working conditions. The offices and workshops are regularly refurbished, and the organization of work is fine-tuned to encourage com- munication and cooperation.

Staff benefit from state- of-the-art equipment in a beautifully tranquil setting. Every year, Christophe Claret invests in new machines and tools, often designing his own machines under the name of Christophe Claret Engineering. The Flashcut Laser cutting machine designed by the company offers as yet unrivaled accuracy and speed. The simultaneous 16-axis CNC, which took three years to design and develop, is used to produce the Manufacture’s most complex mainplates and cases.

New models start their life in the design department. Movement design engineers, watch exterior design engineers, designers and computer graphics specia- lists all give shape and color to the exceptional com- plications conceived by Christophe Claret. Then it’s over to the watchmaking ateliers. The hundreds of components that make up the movements are painstakingly produced by the very finest craftsmen, assisted by state-of-the-art tech- nology. CNC operators, bar turners, electroplaters, An exceptional Manufacture for an exceptional brand

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5 5 case finishers and heat treatment specialists per- form the ultra-precise movements that characterize this extremely demanding discipline.

Alongside the machines, the nimble fingers of the craftsmen and watchmakers practice their discipline like an art belonging to a bygone era, yet paradoxi- cally more alive today than ever. Haute Horlogerie is one of the few sectors that could not have survived without these extremely specialized skills, finely honed and often drawing on traditional craftsmanship. A large part of the work is carried out exclusively by hand. And therein lies the magic of Haute Horlogerie. Specialists in chamfering, trimming, straight-graining and decoration draw on years of experience often handed down from generation to generation.

The guilloché, engraving and enameling work is entrusted to only the very finest craftsmen in Switzerland. Finally, the master watchmakers of the Manufacture assemble each and every part of the movement, from A to Z. All of the components then undergo stringent testing in the ”TCR” (Testing, Certification and Reliability) atelier, where they receive their certificate of produc- tion. Chiming watches are subject to particular scru- tiny: to guarantee a perfect melody, the quality of the gongs, the frequency and the duration of the notes and their intervals are all computer-tested. Each piece then undergoes a final validation by Christophe Claret himself.

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7 7 The Neuchâtel mountain region is home to almost one-third of the Swiss watchmaking workforce, and thus to a body of expertise and skills that is unique in the world. That is precisely why Christophe Claret chose to set up his business there in 1989. Nonetheless, the master watchmaker would never be content with merely redoing things that have already been done. He is resolutely oriented towards invention, constantly pushing the envelope, exploring uncharted territory and suggesting original ways of reading the time. Within the Manoir du Soleil d’Or, everything is orga- nized in such a way as to ensure that ideas flow freely, are confronted with those of others and thus forged through such constant contact between different skills.

Christophe Claret watches are an inspired reflection of watchmaking genius expressed through its most powerful manifestation: perpetual emotion. Playful, creative and unconventional, these genuine master- pieces are intended for devotees of rare and subtly offbeat products that are nonetheless firmly posi- tioned in the sphere of Haute Horlogerie. In his constant quest for three-dimensional innovations, Christophe Claret draws upon the best of traditions in order to forge his own legend. Like the distinguished multi-starred chefs who practice the art of haute cuisine by working with classic products, he creates tomorrow’s watches while respective the immense legacy of Haute Horlogerie.

His credo: ”In watchmaking, everything has already been done; everything has yet to be invented.” Philosophy 7 Because he has grasped the fact that surroundings pro- foundly influence creativity, the master watchmaker has always made it his duty to offer his personnel a plea- sant working environment. Offices and workshops are therefore regularly improved, and the work organiza- tion is tailored to enhance individual well-being, since Christophe Claret is well aware that an exceptional arti- san must feel good in order to be effective. The greatest professionals are thus able to work with ultra-modern equipment in a serene and peaceful setting.

That is how Christophe Claret views Haute Horlogerie, as a collective challenge that is met by passion and perseverance, nurtured by emotions and dreams. At the Manoir du Soleil d’Or, the word “impos- sible” has long since been banished from the com- pany’s vocabulary, and replaced instead by the term “challenge”.

Since 1989, the watchmaker has been seeking to put together a set of ideal conditions for the birth of prodi- gious, atypical and excellent horological mechanisms. Christophe Claret has never swerved from this highly demanding path towards absolute perfection and culminating in a range of extraordinary watches.

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9 Workshops Christophe Claret is a perfectionist. In this respect, he loves to quote Leonardo da Vinci: “Details make perfection, but perfection is no detail.” This leit- motif is also that of the personnel active within the Manufacture.

All have been chosen from among the finest artisans and workers in the region, in order to uphold its level of excellence. Each step, in each workshop, embodies a fresh challenge. Quality control is omnipresent. All the main watchmaking professions are represented at Christophe Claret.

Christophe Claret is a perfectionist. In this respect, he loves to quote Leonardo da Vinci: “Details make perfection, but perfection is no detail.” This leit- motif is also that of the personnel active within the Manufacture. All have been chosen from among the finest artisans and workers in the region, in order to uphold its level of excellence. Each step, in each workshop, embodies a fresh challenge. Quality control is omnipresent. All the main watchmaking professions are represented at Christophe Claret.

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Brand Values 10 DIFFERENCE Creativity, Exploration, Research, Know-How Unconventional inspirations, Originality, Smartness, Surprises High-end timepieces, Niche products, Bespoke creations, Rare innovations, Limited one-of-a-kind creations Dreams, Emotions Manufacture, Excellence, Precision, Advanced skills

For Christophe Claret, the rich heritage of watchmaking is an unlimited field of inquiry. His complications reinvent and revolutionize traditional horology, offering a fresh approach and masterful complexity. Watchmaking is an art form at Manufacture Claret. Each time- piece adds a distinctive, contemporary twist to centuries of traditional watchmaking. TRADITIONAL COMPLICATIONS WATCHES Reinterpreting Haute Horlogerie. In this collection, cutting-edge research and experimentation govern the design of state- of-the-art timepieces in which engineering and mechanics are on full display. Deviating from the beaten track of horology, these avant-garde creations open up new, previously unexplored watchmaking horizons with uncompromising technology.

EXTREME COMPLICATIONS WATCHES Pushing the boundaries of time. Here, time is complemented by original complications turning your wristwatch into a fully-functional casino. These interactive timepieces feature ingenious mechanisms that faithfully replicate the rules of gaming classics. Time is no longer of the essence: it is spent playing at the roulette wheel, at the card table or at games of chance. One thing not left to chance, though, is the quality of the timepieces and their movements. GAMING COMPLICATIONS WATCHES Transforming time.

Expressed through elegant and poetic esthetics, pervaded by continuously reinvented technical mastery, Haute Horlogerie now comes in a feminine form. Far from being a simple variation of men’s watches, this Christophe Claret collection embodies feminine complexity in these veritable masterpieces. LADIES’ COMPLICATIONS WATCHES Timepieces that put ladies first. Collections 11

Maestro Its name is inspired by the excellence of the master watchmaker.

Its sleek style epit- omizes mechanical power. At the crossroads between aesthetics and technicality, the Maestro showcases an original take on the horological creativity of Christophe Claret. Its glass dome provides a striking, almost dizzying view of the movement architecture and the famous Charles X bridges. Endowed with a seven-day power reserve, a cone-shaped large date display and a 3D MEMO function, Maestro asserts itself as the first Haute Complication watch by Christophe Claret with a price tag under CHF 100,000.

Nonconformist, dynamic, quintessential… It brings a fresh and youthful touch to the Traditional collection. Play it, Maestro! 17

18 Maestro MTR.DMC16.200-228 Case: 5N red gold Lugs: Set with 16 diamonds (2.43 carats) Bezel ring: Set with 48 diamonds and 12 natural pigeon blood rubies (4.22 carats) Bridges: 4N pink gold, set with 162 diamonds (0.60 carat) Hands: Black chrome-plated and red anodized aluminum, with Super-Luminova® Crown: 5N red gold with one cabochon-cut natural pigeon blood ruby (0.10 carat) Strap: Black alligator 28-piece limited series Maestro Maestro MTR.DMC16.100-188 Case: Grade 5 titanium Hands: Black chrome-plated and blue anodized aluminum, with Super-Luminova® Crown: Stainless steel Strap: Black alligator 88-piece limited series Maestro Maestro MTR.DMC16.000-088 Case: 5N red gold Hands: Black chrome-plated and red anodized aluminum, with Super-Luminova® Crown: 5N red gold Strap: Black alligator 88-piece limited series Maestro

Maestro MTR.DMC16.260-288 Case: Black PVD-treated grade 5 titanium Hands: Black chrome-plated and orange lacquered sapphire, with Super-LumiNova® Snake: 4N pink gold, hand-painted (orange) Crown: Black PVD-treated stainless steel, with cabochon-cut orange sapphire Strap: Two straps supplied: one in orange Pantherophis snakeskin and one in black python 28-piece limited series Maestro Maestro MTR.DMC16.230-258 Case: Black PVD-treated grade 5 titanium Hands: Black chrome-plated and green lacquered sapphire, with Super-LumiNova® Snake: 4N pink gold, SpectraCoat green Crown: Black PVD-treated stainless steel, with cabochon-cut tsavorite Strap: Two straps supplied: one in green Mamba snakeskin and one in black python 28-piece limited series Maestro Maestro MTR.DMC16.290-318 Case: Platinum Lugs: Set with 16 diamonds (2.43 carats) Bezel ring: Set with 48 diamonds and 12 blue sapphires ( 4.22 carats) Bridges: Rhodium-plated, set with 162 diamonds (0.60 carat) Hands: Black chrome-plated and blue lacquered sapphire, with Super-Luminova® Crown: White gold with one cabochon-cut blue sapphire (0.10 carat) Strap: Black alligator 28-piece limited series Maestro 19

Allegro A master watchmaker with 30 years of experience, Christophe Claret has combined the finest horological complications in Allegro: minute repeater with cathedral gongs, GMT with day/night indicator, big date and small seconds. These features are all found in a completely redesigned movement featuring a unique regulator that was designed and manufactured in-house. The round case harmoniously blends either 5N red gold or white gold with titanium. An opening in the sapphire dial reveals the striking mechanism. The transparent dial allows the wearer to marvel at the movement’s architecture, featuring Charles X style skeletonized, stepped bridges.

With this timepiece, the conductor of this musical horological orchestra from Le Locle proves he is at the zenith of his art. 23

24 Allegro MTR.ALG89.030-050 Case: White gold and anthracite PVD-treated grade 5 titanium Dial: Smoked sapphire with rhodium-plated raised indications Hands: Black lacquered sapphire and anthracite PVD-treated, with Super-LumiNova® Crown: White gold and anthracite PVD-treated grade 5 titanium Strap: Black alligator 20-piece limited series Allegro MTR.ALG89.000-020 Case: 5N red gold and anthracite PVD-treated grade 5 titanium Dial: Smoked sapphire with 4N pink gold raised indications Hands: Orange lacquered sapphire and anthracite PVD-treated, with Super-LumiNova® Crown: 5N red gold and anthracite PVD-treated grade 5 titanium Strap: Black alligator 20-piece limited series

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Maestoso Maestoso has written a new chapter in the history of Haute Horlogerie. And the challenge? To equip a wristwatch with a traditional detent escapement, a mech- anism usually designed to run in a perfectly stabilized position, and which, thanks to its sublime beauty, manages to eclipse the tourbillon. Enabling the mechanism to operate in all the positions that wearing a wristwatch entails – without resorting to the convenience of a modern, shorter detent – is a genuine gamble, pulled off via the three patents and a series of additional innovative systems.

To prevent the detent from turning over, an anti-pivot cam, incorporated into the sprung balance, works in conjunction with the safety finger.

To cope with the risks of over-banking, a flexible thrust bearing fitted on the wheel and connected to the balance absorbs any excess energy. Christophe Claret has also endowed the watch with a constant-force device, guaranteeing stable energy and amplitude throughout the power reserve. 29

30 Maestoso MTR.DTC07.060-080 Case: 5N red gold Hands: Red ruby and anthracite PVD-treated, with Super-LumiNova® Crown: 5N red gold Strap: Anthracite alligator 20-piece limited series Maestoso MTR.DTC07.030-050 Case: 5N red gold and anthracite PVD-treated grade 5 titanium Hands: Black lacquered sapphire and anthracite PVD-treated, with Super-LumiNova® Crown: 5N red gold and anthracite PVD-treated grade 5 titanium Strap: Black alligator 20-piece limited series Maestoso

31 Maestoso MTR.DTC07.000-020 Case: White gold and anthracite PVD-treated grade 5 titanium Hands: Red ruby and black PVD-treated, with Super-LumiNova® Crown: White gold and anthracite PVD-treated grade 5 titanium Strap: Black alligator 20-piece limited series

Soprano The Soprano features a musically accurate four-note minute repeater striking Westminster Quarters on patented cathedral gongs, a 60-second tourbillon and Charles X style bridges, all visible on the spectacular dial-free watch face.

The Soprano pays homage to the roots of Manufacture Claret, which has innovated in striking complications, tourbillons and sapphire components since its earliest years. In 1997, Christophe Claret was indeed the first to incorporate sapphire components – comprising plates and Charles X style bridges − in a wristwatch movement. The Soprano is a timepiece of contrasts: traditional Haute Horlogerie with state-of- the-art manufacturing; historical complications with contemporary design; audible indications with visual displays; noble gold with high-tech titanium; and metal components with sapphire elements.

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36 Soprano MTR.TRD98.030-038 Case: 5N red gold and brown PVD-treated grade 5 titanium Hands: Orange lacquered sapphire and anthracite PVD-treated, with Super-LumiNova® Crown: 5N red gold and brown PVD-treated grade 5 titanium Strap: Brown alligator 8-piece limited series Soprano MTR.TRD98.040-048 Case: White gold and black PVD-treated grade 5 titanium Hands: Black lacquered sapphire and anthracite PVD-treated, with Super-LumiNova® Crown: White gold and black PVD-treated grade 5 titanium Strap: Black alligator 8-piece limited series

37 Soprano MTR.TRD98.050-058 Case: White gold and slate blue PVD-treated grade 5 titanium Hands: Blue lacquered sapphire and black PVD-treated, with Super-LumiNova® Crown: White gold and slate blue PVD-treated grade 5 titanium Strap: Navy blue alligator 8-piece limited series

Kantharos This creation from Christophe Claret embodies a stunning blend of high horology expertise and high-tech precision. This mono-pusher chronograph with striking mechanism and constant-force device asserts its own identity codes and reinvents the measurement of short times. Its cathedral gong audibly chimes with each change of function of the self-winding chronograph. The cathedral gong, an acknowledged champion in the field of chiming watches, is visible at 10 o’clock and equipped with a patented system that avoids the gongs bumping into each other. In addition to this innovative complication, Kantharos is also equipped with a constant-force device.

Majestically enthroned on the dial side at 6 o’clock, this clever mechanism is a key component that considerably reduces the watch’s variations in rate. The energy delivered to the escapement remains constant from beginning to end of the power reserve. Precision is the overriding goal. The perpetually moving mechanism exercises a hypnotic visual effect that may be admired beneath a meticulously chamfered sapphire bridge revealing the full extent of the master watchmaker’s know-how.

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42 Kantharos MTR.MBA13.905 Case: 5N red gold and anthracite PVD-treated grade 5 titanium Dial: 4N pink gold-colored Hands: Black lacquered sapphire and black rho- dium-plated, with Super-LumiNova® Crown: 5N red gold and anthracite PVD-treated grade 5 titanium Strap: Black alligator Numbered series Kantharos MTR.MBA13.901 Case: 5N red gold and anthracite PVD-treated grade 5 titanium Dial: Black rhodium-plated Hands: Red ruby and black PVD-treated, with Super-LumiNova® Crown: 5N red gold and anthracite PVD-treated grade 5 titanium Strap: Black alligator Numbered series

43 Kantharos MTR.MBA13.902 Case: White gold and anthracite PVD-treated grade 5 titanium Dial: Black rhodium-plated Hands: Red ruby and black PVD-treated, with Super-LumiNova® Crown: White gold and anthracite PVD-treated grade 5 titanium Strap: Black alligator Numbered series Kantharos MTR.MBA13.904 Case: Black PVD-treated grade 5 titanium Dial: Black rhodium-plated Hands: Blue lacquered sapphire and black PVD-treated, with Super-LumiNova® Crown: Black PVD-treated grade 5 titanium Strap: Black alligator Numbered series

Aventicum Christophe Claret has always been intrigued by the history of Aventicum, which was the capital of Roman Helvetia for more than 300 years and the ruins of which now lie near the Swiss town of Avenches.

Even today at the Aventicum excavation sites, archae- ologists continue to unearth precious artefacts dating from this rich era of antiquity. Among the excavated objects was a priceless finding: a solid gold bust of Emperor Marcus Aurelius, which was found in 1939 when an old pipe was being cleaned. A micro-engraved gold replica of the Marcus Aurelius bust can be found in the center of the dial. The faithful, small-scale representation of the Emperor – measuring less than three millimeters – is displayed in magnified form thanks to a clever invention called the mirascope. In implementing this optical effect in Aventicum, the bust of Marcus Aurelius looks as if it is thrusting out of the middle of the watch.

Turning over Aventicum, the patented, transparent sapphire-winding rotor of the auto- matic movement can be admired through the display back. The rotor is embellished with five numbered Roman Gaul racing chariots in full swing of a thrilling competition. Mecca Exactly like the effigy of Emperor Marcus Aurelius enthroned at the heart of the Aventicum model, the micro-engraving of the Kaaba monument symbolizing the Muslim faith is highlighted by the mirascope and appears to be literally bursting out of the dial. The Mecca timepiece features a wealth of emblematic elements and references to the Muslim faith.

The Arabic hour numerals are replaced at 5 o’clock by a natural diamond and at 7 o’clock by a black spinel. The latter symbolizes the black stone located at the South-East angle of the Kaaba through which Muslims start the seven rounds of the Tawaf in a counterclockwise direction. The natural diamond represents this same stone, as described in the Koran before it became black due to repeated touching by pilgrims.

The ball-bearing cover is adorned with a transfer depicting the Kaaba, with the move- ment’s self-winding oscillating weight rotating around it. Crafted in sapphire so as to reveal the meticulous movement finishing, the oscillating weight bears a transferred world map featuring white dots symbolizing Muslims turning around the Kaaba. Sixty- three passionate enthusiasts will have the chance to wear the Mecca timepiece on their wrist. Sixty-three, corresponding to the age of the prophet Mohammed when he died… Mirascope 47

Aventicum MTR.AVE15.070-107 Case: White gold and anthracite PVD-treated grade 5 titanium with a 3N yellow gold micro-engraving of the bust of Marcus Aurelius Hands: Anodized black, 3N yellow gold tips Crown: White gold and anthracite PVD-treated grade 5 titanium Strap: Black alligator 38-piece limited series Aventicum MTR.AVE15.001-068 Case: 5N red gold and anthracite PVD-treated grade 5 titanium with a 3N yellow gold micro-engraving of the bust of Marcus Aurelius Hands: Anodized black, 4N pink gold tips Crown: 5N red gold and anthracite PVD-treated grade 5 titanium Strap: Black alligator 68-piece limited series 48

Mecca MTR.AVE15.200-263 Case: Grade 5 titanium and anthracite PVD-treated grade 5 titanium with a micro-engraving of the Kaaba Hands: Anodized black, 3N yellow gold tips Crown: Grade 5 titanium and anthracite PVD-treated grade 5 titanium Strap: Black alligator 63-piece limited series Mecca MTR.AVE15.300-363 Case: Grade 5 titanium with a micro-engraving of the Kaaba Hands: Anodized black, 3N yellow gold tips Crown: Grade 5 titanium Strap: Black alligator 63-piece limited series 49

POKER Poker is the latest addition to Christophe Claret’s trilogy of Gaming Complications watches.

Users can immerse themselves in real three-player games of the most popular variant of poker: Texas Hold’em. As a recap of the rules, a game of Texas Hold’em starts with two closed cards being dealt to each player, i.e. visible only to the player. Five other open cards are dealt out in stages: three, known as the flop, after the first betting round; an additional card, the turn, after another betting round; and finally a last, the river. To have the best hand in Texas Hold’em poker, the player must have the best possible combination of five cards from the seven in their hand.

In total, Poker packs in 32,768 different combinations, i.e. 98,304 combinations for three players. The probabilities have been calculated so that everyone has approximately the same chances of winning. True to his mastery of chiming watches, Christophe Claret equipped Poker with a cathe- dral gong, which sounds whenever the flop and turn/river pushers are pressed. The transparent case-back provides a view of the oscillating winding rotor in the form of a roulette wheel. This rotor design is already an icon of the Christophe Claret Gaming Complications collection. Once activated by one or two shaking motions, the roulette turns for a few moments before stopping: no more bets please! An arrow points to one of the 37 numbers on an inner ring.

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56 POKER MTR.PCK05.021-040 Case: 5N red gold and black PVD-treated grade 5 titanium Dial: Black PVD-treated skeletonized cards motif 4N pink gold-colored steel blinds Hands: Orange lacquered sapphire and black PVD-treated, with Super-LumiNova® Crown: 5N red gold and black PVD-treated grade 5 titanium Strap: Black alligator 20-piece limited series POKER MTR.PCK05.001-020 Case: White gold and black PVD-treated grade 5 titanium Dial: Black PVD-treated skeletonized cards motif Steel blinds Hands: Red ruby and black PVD-treated, with Super-LumiNova® Crown: White gold and black PVD-treated grade 5 titanium Strap: Black alligator 20-piece limited series

57 POKER MTR.PCK05.041-060 Case: Black PVD-treated grade 5 titanium Dial: Black PVD-treated skeletonized cards motif Steel blinds Hands: Blue lacquered sapphire and black PVD-treated, with Super-LumiNova® Crown: Black PVD-treated grade 5 titanium Strap: Black alligator 20-piece limited series POKER MTR.PCK05.061-080 Case: Black PVD-treated grade 5 titanium Dial: Black PVD-treated skeletonized cards motif Steel blinds Hands: Red ruby and black PVD-treated, with Super-LumiNova® Crown: Black PVD-treated grade 5 titanium Strap: Black alligator 20-piece limited series

BACCARA Baccara is a timepiece doubling as a miniature casino with three games: baccarat, roulette and dice.

The Baccara cards appear on the dial as if by magic. At 6 o’clock, the player’s cards are distributed in three small windows. The banker’s cards are at 12 o’clock. To shuffle the cards, the player presses a pusher located at 9 o’clock while a pusher at 8 o’clock dis- tributes the cards to the players. At 10 o’clock, a third pusher organizes distribution to the bank. Every time the shutter opens, for either the player or the bank, a cathedral gong can be seen through a caseband window at 2 o’clock.

Next is the game of craps. There are two dice measuring 1.5 mm on each side that are visible through a small window on the side of the case at the 4 o’clock position. The final game is roulette. The roulette wheel is located on the back of the timepiece and is visible through the glare-proofed sapphire crystal. The roulette wheel further serves as the winding rotor for the timepiece. When playing, an arrow indicates the winning number. Clients also have the option of selecting the lucky number of their choice from the roulette wheel to align with a “lucky” emerald set in the watch case. On the sapphire crystal, the lucky Chinese ideogram is revealed when one blows on the crystal.

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62 BACCARA MTR.BCR09.020-029 DRAGON Case: 5N red gold and black PVD-treated grade 5 titanium Dial: Black PVD-treated skeletonized dragon motif Hands: Orange lacquered sapphire and black PVD-treated Crown: 5N red gold and black PVD-treated grade 5 titanium Strap: Black alligator 9-piece limited series BACCARA MTR.BCR09.120-129 DRAGON Case: 5N red gold and black PVD-treated grade 5 titanium Dial: Burma jade and 4N pink gold-colored metallization, dragon motif Hands: Black lacquered sapphire and black PVD-treated Crown: 5N red gold and black PVD-treated grade 5 titanium Strap: Black alligator 9-piece limited series

63 BACCARA MTR.BCR09.010-019 (WHITE GOLD) MTR.BCR09.070-079 (PLATINUM) DRAGON Case: White gold or platinum and black PVD-treated grade 5 titanium Dial: Black PVD-treated skeletonized dragon motif Hands: Red ruby and black PVD-treated Crown: White gold and black PVD-treated grade 5 titanium Strap: Black alligator 9-piece limited series BACCARA MTR.BCR09.130-139 DRAGON Case: White gold and black PVD-treated grade 5 titanium Dial: Lapis lazuli and rhodium-plated metallization, dragon motif Hands: Blue lacquered sapphire and black PVD-treated Crown: White gold and black PVD-treated grade 5 titanium Strap: Black alligator 9-piece limited series

BLACKJACK A real miniature casino, the Blackjack matches grand complications with the world of gambling. In addition to transparency, relief, and the passage of time, Christophe Claret adds the sensory effects of blackjack, roulette and dice. To start with there is Dice. This game features a pair of miniature dice – located in a cage at the 4 o’clock position on the side of the case and visible through a sapphire crystal – offering the oldest game of chance. Next, Roulette: on the back of the watch the winding rotor – also visible through a glareproofed sapphire crystal – serves as the roulette wheel.

Once set in motion by one or two undulatory movements, the wheel turns for a few moments before stopping. Then comes Blackjack, which consists of drawing cards to equal or to come as close as possible to 21 points. On the lower part of the dial, between 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock, the player’s four cards appear in windows. Two are visible, the other two hidden by shutters. On the upper part of the dial are three additional windows for the dealer’s cards, one of which is visible, the other two also hidden by shutters. Each time a shutter opens, whether for the player or the dealer, there is a gong, whose mechanism is visible through a side window at 2 o’clock.

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68 BLACKJACK MTR.BLJ08.130-151 ONYX Case: 5N red gold and black PVD-treated grade 5 titanium Dial: Black onyx Hands: Orange lacquered sapphire and black PVD-treated Crown: 5N red gold and black PVD-treated grade 5 titanium Strap: Black alligator 21-piece limited series BLACKJACK MTR.BLJ08.370-391 TIGER Case: 5N red gold and black PVD-treated grade 5 titanium Dial: Black PVD-treated skeletonized tiger motif Hands: Orange lacquered sapphire and black PVD-treated Crown: 5N red gold and black PVD-treated grade 5 titanium Strap: Black alligator 21-piece limited series

69 BLACKJACK MTR.BLJ08.190-211 CARDS Case: Black PVD-treated grade 5 titanium Dial: Black rhodium-plated skeletonized cards motif Hands: Red ruby and black PVD-treated Crown: Black PVD-treated grade 5 titanium Strap: Black alligator 21-piece limited series BLACKJACK MTR.BLJ08.000-021 CARDS Case: White gold and black PVD-treated grade 5 titanium Dial: Black rhodium-plated skeletonized cards motif Hands: Red ruby and black PVD-treated Crown: White gold and black PVD-treated grade 5 titanium Strap: Black alligator 21-piece limited series

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75 75 75 75 75 X-TREM-1 Christophe Claret is taking a quantum leap forward with the X-TREM concept – an Haute Horlogerie collection that aims to explore spheres of research rarely or never applied to watchmaking – until now. X-TREM-1, the first model in this 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 tubes, have been placed to the left and right sides of the case and move in a mysterious manner with no me- chanical connection thanks to magnetic fields.

The hand-wound watch draws its energy from two barrels – a necessity in this case, since they enable the use of a high energy-consuming display mode without disturbing the rate of the tourbillon, and thus that of the watch. The first barrel is reserved for the tourbillon, and the second for the hours and minutes. 75

76 76 X-TREM-1 MTR.FLY11.090-098 Case: 5N red gold and brown PVD-treated grade 5 titanium with 5N red gold metallized numerals Sapphire tubes Spheres: 4N pink gold-colored stainless steel Strap: Brown alligator 8-piece limited series X-TREM-1 MTR.FLY11.120-128 Case: White gold and slate blue PVD-treated grade 5 titanium with white gold metallized numerals Sapphire tubes Spheres: Stainless steel Strap: Navy blue alligator 8-piece limited series

77 77 X-TREM-1 MTR.FLY11.100-108 Case: White gold and black PVD-treated grade 5 titanium with white gold metallized numerals Sapphire tubes Spheres: Stainless steel Strap: Black alligator 8-piece limited series

78 78 78 X-TREM-1 MTR.FLY11.150-158 Case: 5N red gold and black PVD-treated grade 5 titanium with 5N red gold metallized numerals 5N red gold cylindrical ring-bound tubes Spheres: White chrome-treated stainless steel Strap: Black alligator 8-piece limited series X-TREM-1 X-TREM-1 by STINGHD MTR.FLY11.160-168 Case: Black PVD-treated grade 5 titanium with red lacquered numerals.

Black PVD-treated grade 5 titanium cylindrical ring-bound tubes. A skull appears on the sapphire crystal when breathed upon. Spheres: Stainless steel, red-colored Strap: Two straps supplied: one in black stingray leather and the other personalized. One complimentary matching, handcrafted bracelet adorned with a black diamond encrusted skull with ruby eyes 8-piece limited series X-TREM-1 by STINGHD

X-TREM-1 MTR.FLY11.140-148 Case: 5N red gold and damascened stainless steel with 5N red gold numerals Sapphire tubes Spheres: 4N pink gold-colored stainless steel Strap: Anthracite alligator 8-piece limited series X-TREM-1 X-TREM-1 MTR.FLY11.130-138 Case: White gold and damascened stainless steel with black lacquered numerals Sapphire tubes Spheres: Black chrome-treated stainless steel Strap: Anthracite alligator 8-piece limited series X-TREM-1 79

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Margot Margot is Christophe Claret’s first ladies’ watch complication.

It features an ingenious mechanism that helps to predict – or at least tries to – one of nature’s paramount questions: “Does he love me?” A simple press of the pusher at 2 o’clock brings the watch to life. With each press, a petal – sometimes a pair of petals, it is impossible to foresee – subtly disappears under the dial in a smooth action, perfectly depicting the delicate undressing of the flower. The eagerly-awaited answer appears at random in calligraphic letters (in French) on the dial at 4 o’clock: Un peu (a little) – beaucoup (a lot) – passionnément (passionately) – à la folie (madly) – pas du tout (not at all).

At each press of the pusher, a distinct, crystalline chime resonates, audibly signaling the pace of the game.

The display back reveals the automatic winding rotor, a delicately carved, flower-shaped carrousel of colors symbolizing sentiments of love, with a central cabochon conceal- ing the rotor’s ball bearings. Each one of the eight resplendent triangular precious stones denote a feeling: hope, passion, tenderness… Which one will line up with the red-lacquered heart when the flower halts its waltz? 85

Margot MTR.EMT17.090-110 Case: 5N red gold, baguette-set 69 diamonds, 4.8 carats Top lugs framing a hexagonal diamond Dial: Pink mother-of-pearl White gold prong-set with pear-shaped diamonds Hands: Steel with 4N pink gold tips Pushers: 5N red gold Strap: White alligator 5N red gold prong-set with pear-shaped diamonds 20-piece limited series Margot MTR.EMT17.060-080 Case: 5N red gold, snow-set 424 diamonds, 2.2 carats Dial: Pink mother-of-pearl White gold prong-set with pear-shaped diamonds Hands: Steel with 4N pink gold tips Pushers: 5N red gold Strap: White alligator 5N red gold prong-set with snow-set diamonds 20-piece limited series 86

Margot MTR.EMT17.000-020 Case: White gold, baguette-set 69 diamonds, 4.8 carats Top lugs framing a hexagonal diamond Dial: Blue mother-of-pearl White gold prong-set with pear-shaped diamonds Hands: Blued steel with 3N yellow gold tips Pushers: White gold Strap: White alligator White gold prong-set with pear-shaped diamonds 20-piece limited series Margot MTR.EMT17.030-050 Case: White gold, snow-set 424 diamonds, 2.2 carats Dial: Blue mother-of-pearl White gold prong-set with pear-shaped diamonds Hands: Blued steel with 3N yellow gold tips Pushers: White gold Strap: White alligator White gold prong-set with snow-set diamonds 20-piece limited series 87

88 Margot Velours MTR.EMT18.000-020 Case: White gold and slate blue PVD-treated grade 5 titanium, bead-set 64 diamonds, 4.6 carats Dial: Dark blue mother-of-pearl White gold prong-set with pear-shaped diamonds Hands: Steel with blued tips Pushers: White gold Strap: Blue alligator, velvet look Stainless steel screws, set with diamonds 20-piece limited series Layla MTR.EMT17.150-170 Case: 5N red gold, baguette-set 69 diamonds, 4.8 carats Top lugs framing an emerald Dial: Pink mother-of-pearl White gold prong-set with emeralds Hands: Steel with 4N pink gold tips Pushers: 5N red gold Strap: Emerald green alligator 5N red gold prong-set with pear-shaped diamonds 20-piece limited series

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93 93 93 Marguerite At the heart of this watchmaking fable, two graceful butterflies flit around a daisy to give the time. The darker one, symbolizing the female, is perched on a daisy petal that rotates every hour. The lighter one, embodying the male, sits lightly atop a stem attached to the pistil and indicates the minutes. In addition to the time indication, the dial presents a second display. One press on the pusher at 2 o’clock makes the numbers disappear to reveal a personalized secret message.

Releasing the pusher makes the hour display reappear instantly. On the back, the owner can indulge in the “He loves me, he loves me not” game, the simplified English version of daisy petals, invented in the 18th century. 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 stone closest to the red-lacquered heart provides the response (the indications “yes” or “no” are in the center).

Marguerite (Ø42mm) MTR.MT115.080-110 Case: 5N red gold, champagne-set 98 diamonds, 0.86 carat Dial: White mother-of-pearl, 4N pink gold metallized sapphire Hands: 4N pink gold-colored with but- terflies in dark or light orange Super-LumiNova® Crown: 5N red gold Strap: Red alligator 30-piece limited series Marguerite (Ø42mm) MTR.MT115.000-030 Case: White gold, flake-set 100 diamonds, 1.03 carat Dial: White mother-of-pearl, black metallized sapphire Hands: Rhodium-plated with butterflies in dark or light red Super-LumiNova® Crown: White gold Strap: Red alligator 30-piece limited series Marguerite (Ø42mm) MTR.MT115.200-230 Case: 5N red gold, snow-set 388 diamonds, 2.12 carats Dial: White mother-of-pearl, 4N pink gold metallized sapphire Hands: 4N pink gold-colored with butterflies in dark or light orange Super-LumiNova®.

Petals set with 221 diamonds, 0.37 carat Crown: 5N red gold Strap: Red alligator 30-piece limited series 94

Marguerite (Ø42mm) MTR.MT115.040-070 Case: White gold, champagne-set 98 diamonds, 0.86 carat Dial: White mother-of-pearl, blue metallized sapphire Hands: Rhodium-plated with butterflies in dark or light blue Super-LumiNova® Crown: White gold Strap: Blue alligator 30-piece limited series Marguerite (Ø42mm) MTR.MT115.160-190 Case: 5N red gold, champagne-set 98 diamonds, 0.86 carat Dial: White mother-of-pearl, 4N pink gold metallized sapphire Hands: 4N pink gold-colored with butterflies in dark or light green Super-LumiNova® Crown: 5N red gold Strap: Green alligator 30-piece limited series Marguerite (Ø42mm) MTR.MT115.120-150 Case: 5N red gold, flake-set 100 diamonds, 1.03 carat Dial: White mother-of-pearl, blue metallized sapphire Hands: 4N pink gold-colored with butterflies in dark or light blue Super-LumiNova® Crown: 5N red gold Strap: Blue alligator 30-piece limited series 95

Marguerite (Ø37mm) MTR.MT113.040-070 Case: 5N red gold, champagne-set 98 diamonds, 0.86 carat Dial: White mother-of-pearl, purple metallized sapphire Hands: 4N pink gold-colored with butterflies in dark or light orange Super-LumiNova®. Petals lacquered in graded shades ran- ging from 5N red gold to matt white Crown: 5N red gold Strap: Aubergine-colored alligator 30-piece limited series Marguerite (Ø37mm) MTR.MT113.000-030 Case: 5N red gold, snow-set 315 diamonds, 1.82 carat Dial: White mother-of-pearl, 4N pink gold metallized sapphire Hands: 4N pink gold-colored with butterflies in dark or light orange Super-LumiNova®.

Petals set with 143 diamonds, 0.35 carat Crown: 5N red gold Strap: Red alligator 30-piece limited series 96

Allegro MOVEMENT ALG89 Caliber mechanical hand-wound Dimensions: 34 x 8.20 mm (without hands) Number of components: 520 Number of jewels: 39 Power reserve: 60 hours (approx.) Escapement: Swiss lever-type, 3 Hz (21,600 vph) Functions - Hours, minutes and seconds - Repeater chiming the hours, quarters and minutes on demand - Big date - GMT with Day/Night indicator Distinctive features Charles X style stepped bridges Repeater mechanism featuring silent inertia governor Opening in lower dial revealing repeater mechanism Case Dimensions: Ø45 x 14.36 mm Water resistance: 3 ATM / 30 m / 100 ft Maestro

MOVEMENT DMC16 Caliber mechanical self-winding Dimensions: 36.25 x 10.50 mm (without hands) Number of components: 349 Number of jewels: 33 Barrels: Two series-mounted barrels Power reserve: 7 days, 168 hours (approx.) Escapement: Swiss lever-type, 3 Hz (21,600 vph) Balance-wheel with countersunk screws Functions - Hours and minutes - Pyramid-shaped large date display at 5 o’clock, with tens on the upper cone and units on the lower cone - MEMO function between 3 and 4 o’clock: cone shape adorned with a stone and a diamond serving to remind the wearer of a commitment Distinctive features Charles X style stepped bridges Skeletonized barrel Case Dimensions: Ø42 x 16.06 mm Water resistance: 3 ATM / 30 m / 100 ft Soprano

MOVEMENT TRD98 Caliber mechanical hand-wound Dimensions: 37 x 10.50 mm (with hands) Number of components: 450 Number of jewels: 39 Barrels: Single mainspring barrel Power reserve: 72 hours (approx.) Escapement: Tourbillon with Swiss lever-type, 3 Hz (21,600 vph) Functions - Hours and minutes - 4-note minute repeater playing Westminster Quarters Distinctive features Four visible hammers, four patented cathedral gongs Repeater mechanism featuring silent inertia governor Tourbillon regulator with parachute shock absorber Charles X style stepped bridges Case Dimensions: Ø45 x 15.32 mm Water resistance: 3 ATM / 30 m / 100 ft Maestoso

MOVEMENT DTC07 Caliber mechanical hand-wound Dimensions: 31 x 8.60 mm (without hands) Number of components: 301 Number of jewels: 44 Barrels: Four parallel-mounted barrels Power reserve: 80 hours (approx.) Escapement: Detent type in grade 5 titanium 2 Hz (14,400 vph) Balance-wheel with countersunk screws Cylindrical balance-spring Anti-over-banking security device Escapement mounted on a shock-absorbing bridge Balance-stop system activated by pulling the crown Constant-force device at 4 o'clock Functions - Hours and minutes - Constant-force device at 4 o’clock Distinctive features Charles X style stepped bridges Skeletonized barrel Case Dimensions: Ø44 x 13.59 mm Water resistance: 3 ATM / 30 m / 100 ft 97

Aventicum / Mecca MOVEMENT AVE15 Caliber mechanical self-winding Dimensions: 26.20 x 3.37 mm (without hands) Number of components: 186 Number of jewels: 28 Barrels: Twin barrels Power reserve: 72 hours (approx.) Escapement: Swiss lever-type, 4 Hz (28,800 vph) Functions - Hours and minutes Case Dimensions: Ø44 x 18.49 mm Water resistance: 3 ATM / 30 m / 100 ft BACCARA MOVEMENT BCR09 Caliber mechanical self-winding Dimensions: 38.60 x 9.34 mm (with gong) Number of components: 538 Number of jewels: 40 Barrels: Twin barrels Power reserve: 72 hours (approx.) Escapement: Swiss lever-type, 4 Hz (28,800 vph) Functions - Hours and minutes - 3 games: Baccarat, roulette and dice - Patented cathedral gong Case Dimensions: Ø45 x 15.92 mm Water resistance: 3 ATM / 30 m / 100 ft POKER

MOVEMENT PCK05 Caliber mechanical self-winding Dimensions: 38.60 x 9.92 mm (with gong) Number of components: 655 Number of jewels: 72 Barrels: Twin barrels Power reserve: 72 hours (approx.) Escapement: Swiss lever-type, 4 Hz (28,800 vph) Functions - Hours and minutes - 2 games: Texas Hold’em Poker game and roulette wheel - Patented cathedral gong Case Dimensions: Ø45 x 15.95 mm Water resistance: 3 ATM / 30 m / 100 ft Kantharos MOVEMENT MBA13 Caliber mechanical self-winding Dimensions: 37.60 x 10.56 mm (with gong) Number of components: 570 Number of jewels: 77 Power reserve: 48 hours (approx.) Escapement: Swiss lever-type, 3 Hz (21,600 vph) Functions - Hours and minutes - Mono-pusher chronograph - Cathedral gong chiming each change of function - Constant-force device at 6 o’clock Distinctive features Black rhodium-plated mainplate and bridges Sapphire bridge with gold chatons Case Dimensions: Ø45 x 15.83 mm Water resistance: 3 ATM / 30 m / 100 ft 98

X-TREM-1 MOVEMENT FLY11 Caliber mechanical hand-wound Dimensions: 26.60 x 46.40 x 11.94 mm Number of components: 419 Number of jewels: 64 Barrels: Twin barrels: One for the movement gear train One for the time indications Power reserve: 50 hours (approx.) Escapement: Flying tourbillon inclined at 30° with Swiss lever-type, 3 Hz (21,600 vph) Functions - Hours and minutes: indication by spheres inside tubes, driven by magnetic field - Seconds on the tourbillon cage - Fast-time adjustment at 12 o’clock Distinctive features Use of precisely-shaped magnetic fields in a mechanical movement No mechanical connection between the indications and the movement Skeletonized barrel Case Dimensions: 40.80 x 56.82 x 15 mm Water resistance: 2 ATM / 20 m / 67 ft Marguerite MOVEMENT MT115 / MT113 Caliber mechanical self-winding Dimensions: MT115: 35.70 x 9.67 mm (with hands) MT113: 30.10 x 9.05 mm (with hands) Number of components: 245 Number of jewels: 36 Barrels: Twin barrels Power reserve: 72 hours (approx.) Escapement: Swiss lever-type, 4 Hz (28,800 vph) Functions - Hours and minutes indicated by two butterflies - Dual display dial: time or a personalized secret message - “He loves me...

he loves me not” game on the winding rotor Case Dimensions: MT115: Ø42.50 x 12.07 mm MT113: Ø36.90 x 11.53 mm Water resistance: 3 ATM / 30 m / 100 ft Margot / Layla MOVEMENT EMT17 Caliber mechanical self-winding Dimensions: 38.40 x 9.76 mm (without hands) Number of components: 731 Number of jewels: 95 Barrels: Twin barrels Power reserve: 72 hours (approx.) Escapement: Swiss lever-type, 4 Hz (28,800 vph) Functions - Hours and minutes - “He loves me... he loves me not” (“Effeuiller la marguerite” in French) - Symbolic ”color-feeling” on the winding rotor - Striking chime at each action of the 2 o’clock pusher Case Dimensions: Ø42.50 x 14.52 mm Water resistance: 3 ATM / 30 m / 100 ft BLACKJACK

MOVEMENT BLJ08 Caliber mechanical self-winding Dimensions: 38.60 x 9.34 mm (with gong) Number of components: 501 Number of jewels: 40 Barrels: Twin barrels Power reserve: 72 hours (approx.) Escapement: Swiss lever-type, 4 Hz (28,800 vph) Functions - Hours and minutes - 3 games: Blackjack, roulette and dice - Patented cathedral gong Case Dimensions: Ø45 x 15.92 mm Water resistance: 3 ATM / 30 m / 100 ft 99