Saturday, June 22, 2013

Christophe Claret Kantharos Chronograph Watch

Christophe Claret Kantharos Chronograph Watch
The latest watch from Christophe Claret brings the savoir-faire of superlative watchmaking and the precision made possible by technology. This monopusher chronograph with striking mechanism and constant force imposes its style to reinvent the measurement of short times. Its cathedral chimes sound with each change of the automatic chrono function. Embodying ultimate attention to detail, the striking mechanism, visible at 10 o'clock, is fitted with a patented system that prevents the gongs from knocking together as they vibrate. In addition to this innovative complication, Kantharos incorporates a constant-force mechanism which draws the eye towards 6 o'clock on the dial side. This subtle mechanism significantly reduces variations in rate. Proposed in several versions, all numbered.

Christophe Claret Kantharos Chronograph Watch machine

Movement
Mechanical automatic, MBA13 calibre, 558 parts, 75 jewels, 21,600 vib/h, constant-force mechanism, 48-hour power reserve
Functions
Hours, minutes and monopusher chronograph with mechanical strikes at each function change
Case
Polished and satin-finish grade 5 titanium, grade 5 titanium with black, 18k white gold or 18k pink gold PVD treatment, and grade 5 titanium with charcoal grey PVD treatment, 45 mm Water-resistant to 30 m (3 ATM/100 ft)
Dial
Charcoal grey, rhodium-plated or pink 12-hour counter at 9 o'clock, 30-minute counter at 3 o'clock Constant-force mechanism visible under the sapphire bridge at 6 o'clock Striking hammer visible at 10 o'clock
Bracelet/strap
Black alligator with clasp in steel with ADLC coating or steel with ADLC coating and 18k white gold or 18k pink gold

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