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CHRISTOPHE CLARET – Margot

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Christophe Claret is totally in tune with the times. To start with, Margot is the first-ever model that the master watchmaker from the Neuchâtel Mountains has created exclusively for the ladies – and, yes, another watchmaker takes the plunge; secondly, its self-winding mechanical movement unveils a delightfully romantic complication: a “he love me, he loves me not”, petal-picking daisy; or rather, a flower, a highly in-vogue design-icon this year, which is extolled in all its splendour here. When the push-piece at 2 o’clock is gently pressed, one or two petals vanish whilst a crystalline chime resonates. Instantaneously, an aperture set between 4 and 5 o’clock displays the ancestral refrain “I love you – a little – a lot”… When all twelve titanium-composed petals have disappeared, a gentle touch on the push-piece at 4 o’clock brings the flower back to life. The white-gold case is adorned with 68 baguette diamonds, totalling 5.2 carats. The flower’s stigma is fashioned in citrine. Four versions of this model have been designed, each proposed as a limited edition of 20 pieces. Price: 278,000 CHF

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