Christophe Claret creates crystal dome for its 2017 Maestro collection

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Christophe Claret has developed a crystal dome for its 2017 Maestro collection that gives a panoramic view into the dial created almost entirely from elements of its mechanism.

Beneath the dome you see the movement architecture including Charles X bridges, a cone-shaped date display and what the company calls its 3D Memo function.

The 42mm case, offered in titanium or rose gold, is smaller than usual for Christophe Claret, but the domed dial makes just as much impact as it requires a much thinner bezel.

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The entire movement and dial including its barrels, main spring and power reserve indicator, is presented in multiple levels bound together by the bridges.

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Along with the conical date, the smaller conical Memo indicator simply tells the wearer that there is something that needs to be remembered that day. The company accurately describes this as akin to tying a knot in a handkerchief; it doesn’t tell you what to remember, merely that you must remember something.

The watch is priced at CHF 68,000, and will be launched at this month’s SIHH exhibition in Geneva.

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