Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Christophe Claret Aventicum Mechanical Automatic Watch

Christophe Claret Aventicum Mechanical Automatic Watch
Christophe Claret pays tribute to Aventicum, the ancient capital of Roman Helvetia, and its museum. One of the many treasures to have been excavated here is a solid gold bust of Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius.

Christophe Claret Aventicum Mechanical Automatic Watch Gold

The watchmaker has reproduced this bust and placed it at the centre of the dial, in the form of a gold micro-sculpture. Less than 3 millimetres high, this likeness is magnified using an astonishing optical system known as the mirascope: two parabolic mirrors are positioned one above the other; the topmost mirror has a hole in its centre. The object to be viewed is placed on the bottom mirror, reflected by light rays, and magnified to twice its size. The bust appears to be projecting out of the dial. Each of the watch's decorations is inspired by Roman art, such as the patented sapphire oscillating weight that is embellished with five racing chariots. Aventicum is proposed as two limited series with 68 pieces in pink gold and 38 in white gold.

Movement
Mechanical automatic, AVE15 calibre, 186 parts, 28 jewels, 28,800 vib/h, twin barrels, decorated sapphire oscillating weight, 72-hour power reserve
Functions
Hours, minutes
Case
18K 5N pink gold or 18K white gold and grade 5 titanium with anthracite grey PVD treatment, 44 mm Sapphire crystal and transparent back Water-resistant to 30 metres (3 bar / 100 ft)
Dial
Labyrinth motif Mirascopic bust of Marcus Aurelius in micro-engraved gold in the centre Carbon fibre hands
Bracelet/strap
Black alligator with black stitching

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