Christophe Claret watches are unique and technically brilliant. The mega high-end watch company have introduced a chocolate brown model of their X-TREM-1 watch, X-TREM standing for Experimental Time Research Engineering Mechanism. This watch is certainly experimental and shows a whole new type of watch mechanism.
To begin with, it does not look like a typical analogue watch and the movement is also out of the ordinary as it uses magnets to change the time. The magnets move two steel balls contained in two separate tubes made of sapphire crystal that show the hour and the minutes making them appear as though the steel balls are floating. The tubes are also lined with Super Lumi-Nova so the numbers and the steel balls can be seen even in the dark.
To make it even more special, the flying tourbillon in the center of the case also displays the seconds and rotates every 60 seconds.
How is the time adjusted? The watch features two fold-out crowns on the back, one to manually wind the movement and the other to set the time- Hidden out the way so all that you focus on is the incredible design.
To blend in with the case, the strap is hand sewn alligator leather in the same chocolate brown colour and is fastened by a titanium folding clasp.
Like the original black model, this chocolate brown piece is limited to only 8 pieces. It is an extreme addition to any horology-crazed collector who happens to be very rich. For more info, please visit christopheclaret.com
Charlotte Adams – Contributing Writer
Charlotte is an online contributor to The Watch Hut and The Watch Gallery. She is a bit geeky and her favourite watch brands are Vivienne Westwood, Roger Dubuis and Jaquet Droz.She has been writing about watches since last September but also enjoys writing about fashion and in her spare time likes to travel and draw. She gained a degree in English and Creative Writing a year ago that helped fuel her passion for writing.” Read her articles here.