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MARGUERITE, FLORAL WONDER BY CHRISTOPHE CLARET
The romantic and subtly poetic Marguerite watch embodies the essence of feminine watchmaking as conceived by Christophe Claret. The watchmaker adds a bold and distinctive aesthetic that fires the imagination and unveils a personalized secret message. The transience of time meets loving passion, as both delicately alight on the wrist with the kind of rare elegance to which all women aspire.
There are a thousand ways to love and just as many ways of saying so. There are a thousand different ways to salute the passing of time and to make each moment precious and unique, endlessly… For women, and women alone, Christophe Claret has chosen just one of them. Romanticism. An undeniably poetic watch driven by a unique sense of playfulness and optical illusions, Marguerite is part of the Margot line, Christophe Claret’s very first ladies’ model. This creation affirms the brand’s determination to give substance to a full-fledged feminine collection that consists of complications exclusively devoted to women.
When ephemeral charm evokes the timeless elegance
At the heart of this watchmaking fable, two graceful butterflies flit around a daisy whose petals ss overlap in the same way as a real flower. Christophe Claret invites two butterflies in orange Super-LumiNova®, to provide a joyful escort for the passing of time. The darker one, symbolizing the female, is perched on a daisy petal that rotates every hour. Meanwhile, the lighter one, embodying the male, indicates the minutes. Sitting lightly atop a stem attached to the precious pistil made of rubies, it literally flutters around the white mother-of-pearl dial.
A PERSONALIZED SECRET MESSAGE
The visual enchantment does not end there. The ultimate romantic watch, Marguerite turns loving passion into the stuff of intimate daydreams. In addition to the Arabic numerals at 3, 6 and 9 o’clock, the dial presents a second display. One press on the pusher at 2 o’clock makes the numbers disappear to reveal a secret message that can be personalized via a configurator on the brand website. The watch can display any message requested by the owner, in the desired language, with a limited number of characters. In developing this optical illusion game, Christophe Claret drew inspiration from the famous “Wow!!” magic trick, which has never before been incorporated into a watch. The changeover of the two dials is achieved by superimposing two disks: the metallized transparent sapphire upper disk bearing a mosaic of transparent squares rotates over the fixed mother-of-pearl lower disk overlaid with another pad-printed black varnished mosaic incorporating the text and the numerals. Releasing the pusher makes the hour display reappear instantly.
POETRY IN EVERY DETAIL
Because Christophe Claret excels in the art of mechanics, the Marguerite watch is equipped with a self-winding movement whose double barrel ensures a 72-hour power reserve. The sapphire case back provides an opportunity to admire the 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, the simplified English version of daisy petals, that typically feminine distraction invented in the Middle Ages. 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 centre.
A great fan of detail, Christophe Claret includes a great many references to the delicacy of the marguerite daisy. In the center of the oscillating weight, a flower-shaped circular satin-brushed and diamond-polished element serves to conceal the ball-bearing mechanism. This motif is echoed by the petal-like fluted motif adorning crown, as well as the flower-shaped screws securing the strap.
More than ever, the Marguerite establishes itself as a vivid symbol of the romantic game of love and chance. A watch to be loved passionately in all versions – white or 5N red gold, “flake”, “champagne” or “snow” set – each available in 30-piece limited editions.
Caliber: MT115, self-winding
Dimensions:Diameter: 35.70 mm
Thickness: 9.67 mm (with hands)
Number of components:245
Number of jewels:36
Barrels: Two barrels
Power reserve: 72 hours
Escapement : Frequency: 4 Hz (28,800 vph) Swiss lever
Functions: Hours and minutes are indicated by two butterflies flying around the dial
– Dual display dial: time or text
– “He loves me… he loves me not” game incorporated into the self-winding rotor visible through the display back
Case: Dimensions: Ø42.50 x 12.07 mm
Water resistance: 3 ATM / 30 m / 100 ft
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