At the heart of this new 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, indicates the minutes.
In addition to the 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 the phrase: “Il m’aime passionnément” (He loves me passionately). This message can be personalized via the configurator. The watch can display any message requested by the owner, in the desired language, with a limited number of characters. 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 ruby closest to the red-lacquered heart provides the response – “yes” or “no” in the center.
More than ever, the Marguerite establishes itself as a vivid symbol of the romantic game of love and chance.
Movement Caliber: MT115, self-winding Dimensions: Diameter: 35.70 mm, Thickness: 9.76 mm (with hands) Number of components: 245 Number of jewels: 36 Power reserve 72 hours Barrels: Two barrels Escapement Swiss lever Frequency: 4 Hz (28,800 vph) Case Dimensions: Ø42.50 x 12.07 mm Water resistance: 3 ATM / 30 m / 100 ft
Hour and minutes indicated by two butterflies flying around the dial
"He loves me… he loves me not" game incorporated into the self-winding rotor visible through the display back
Pricing & Materials
CHF 88,000 (ex VAT) Case: 5N Red Gold 609 total diamonds (2.5 carats): bezel with 312 snow-set diamonds lug at 6 o'clock set with 34 diamonds lug at 12 o'clock set with 42 diamonds petals set with 221 diamonds Crown: 5N Red Gold with a cabochon set with a ruby Strap: Red (30-piece limited series)
CHF 69,000 (ex VAT) Case: 5N Red Gold or White Gold 98 champagne-set diamonds (0.86 carat) or 100 flake-set diamonds (1.03 carat) petals painted with white lacquer Crown: 5N Red Gold or White Gold with a cabochon set with a ruby, blue sapphire or emerald Strap: Red, blue or green (30-piece limited series each variation)
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