Margot is Christophe Claret’s first ladies’ watch complication. It features an ingenious mechanism that helps to ‘predict’ – or at least tries to – one of nature’s paramount questions: “Does he love me?” A simple press of the pusher at 2 o’clock brings the watch to life. With each press, a petal – sometimes a pair of petals, it is impossible to foresee – subtly disappears under the dial in a smooth action, perfectly depicting the delicate undressing of the flower. The eagerly-awaited answer appears at random in calligraphic letters (in French) on the dial at 4 o’clock: Un peu (a little) – beaucoup (a lot) – passionnément (passionately) – à la folie (madly) – pas du tout (not at all)?
At each press of the pusher, a distinct, crystalline chime resonates, aurally signaling the pace of the game.
The display back reveals the automatic winding rotor, a delicately carved, flower-shaped carrousel of colors symbolizing sentiments of love, with a central cabochon concealing the rotor’s ball bearings. Each one of the eight resplendent triangular precious stones denote a feeling – hope, passion, tenderness… Which one will line up with the red-lacquered heart when the flower halts its waltz?
Movement Caliber: EMT17, automatic-winding Dimensions: Diameter: 38.4 mm, Height: 9.76 mm Number of components: 731 Number of jewels: 95 Power reserve 72 hours Two barrels Escapement Swiss lever Frequency: 4 Hz (28,800 vph) Case Dimensions: Ø42.50 x 14.52 mm Water resistance: 3 ATM / 30 m / 100 ft
Hour and minutes
“He loves me... he loves me not” (“Effeuiller la marguerite” in French)
Symbolic ‘colour-feeling’ on the winding rotor
12 "He loves me…he loves me not” petals to ‘pick off’
‘Sentiment’ displayed in window at 4 o’clock: un peu(a little), beaucoup (a lot), passionnément (passionately), à la folie (madly) and pas du tout(not at all)
Pusher at 2 o’clock ’picks off’ one or two petals while advancing the ‘Sentiment’ indicator by one sentiment
Striking chime at each action of the 2 o’clock pusher with a visible hammer at 8 o’clock
"He loves me… loves me not” reset pusher at 4 o’clock: all the petals instantly reappear around a pistil, while the ‘Sentiment’ displayed in the window at 4 o’clock turns to an ellipsis (…)
CHF 198,000 White Gold Case, 424 Snow-Set Diamonds (2.2 carats) 20-piece limited series
CHF 278,000 White Gold Case, 69 Baguette-Set Diamonds (4.8 carats) 20-piece limited series
CHF 198,000 5N Red Gold Case, 424 Snow-Set Diamonds (2.2 carats) 20-piece limited series
CHF 278,000 5N Red Gold Case, 69 Baguette-Set Diamonds (4.8 carats) 20-piece limited series
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