An utterly feminine and highly complex timepiece, the Christophe Claret Margot Ref EMT17.060-080 features a unique Complication dedicated to the women clients of this renowned Independent Watchmaker.
Featuring a whimsical dial, animated by a mesmerising Automaton game of lovers’ roulette, the Margot is a watch which tells the blossoming story of love. For anyone who has ever pondered over the intricacies of love, by plucking petals from a daisy, the romantic spirit of this beautiful timepiece will be a captivating proposition.
Defined by technical mastery and adorable characteristics, the exclusive aesthetics, which are unique to this model, add to its desirability.
Enabled entirely by mechanical means, the dial of the Margot becomes a playful panorama with just a touch on the pusher at 2 o’clock which activates the game setting it in motion. In an instant one, or more, of the white lacquered daisy petals disappears smoothly beneath the dial, and the answer to the compelling question appears in a window at 4 o’clock.
As in life, the degree of love varies. In beautifully scripted French letters the answer is revealed - “beaucoup” “passionnément” “à la folie” “un peu” and “pas du tout”. Incorporating one of M. Claret’s specialities, each time the pusher is activated, a tiny hammer, visible at 8 o’clock sounds a delicate chime.
An enchanting Automaton game of such complexity is demanding of a luxurious housing and, of course, the Christophe Claret Margot does not disappoint. The model carries a resplendent 42.5mm red gold case enhanced with 424 snow-set diamonds, totalling 2.20 carats. The degree of difficulty in accomplishing the tricky setting of the carpeting of precious stones immediately elevates the significance of this exquisite ladies watch.
The model carries a pink mother-of-pearl dial, accentuated by shimmering pear-shaped diamonds at the 3, 6 and 9 o’clock. Each of the twelve adorable petals has been hand-crafted from titanium and satin brushed white lacquer. From the centre, steel hands tipped with 5N pink gold sweep gracefully, secured by a glorious gem-stone pistil.
The sapphire display back unveils a new, alluring aspect. Here, the automatic winding rotor of the Christophe Claret EMT17 automatic winding calibre takes the form of a flower-shaped carrousel.
Endowed with precious stones in a miscellany of colours, each representing a sentiment of love, another playful game of chance is offered to the wearer, as in anticipation, she waits until the mechanism has ceased its mesmerising motion to see if one of them will line up with the red-lacquered heart on the rim.
Despite its playful nature, the Christophe Claret Margot watch is undoubtedly a timepiece placed firmly in the upper echelon of Haute Horlogerie. A masterful demonstration of complex watchmaking prowess and meticulous craftsmanship and gem-setting, this seductive timepiece promises to enthral its wearer each time she secures it to her wrist.
Limited to just 20 pieces, this exclusive Christophe Claret Margot Ref EMT17.060-080 comes presented on a luxuriant white alligator leather strap with a 5N red gold prong with snow-set diamonds.