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  • Manufacturer: Christophe Claret
    Reference No: MTR.AVE15.905
    Material: White gold and anthracite gray grade 5 PVD titanium. Hands in anticorodal aluminium. White gold and anthracite gray grade 5 PVD titanium crown with cabochon in black PVD titanium
    Calibre: Caliber AVE15, self-winding, 26.20 mm x3.37 mm (without hands), 186 parts, 28 jewels, Twin barrels, 4 Hz (28,800 vph), 72-hour power reserve, Swiss lever escapment
    Bracelet/Strap: Black alligator leather with black stitching
    Dimensions: 44mm. Diameter / 18.49 mm. Thickness

  • Catalogue Essay

    For Only Watch 2015, Christophe Claret pays tribute through the Espoir&Paix watch to Hope (espoir) on the dial and to Peace (paix) on the caseback.
    An emerald set in the dial center is highlighted by a mirascope, a device based on the same principle as a hologram and creating an almost twice-enlarged image of the emerald with its green color symbolizing hope. This optical effect gives the impression that the precious stone is literally bursting out of the watch.
    The design and production of the hours and minutes hand have been entirely rethought: since it was impossible to position them in the dial center because of the mirascope, they have been placed on the inner bezel ring, shaped like bells and made from anticorodal aluminum to make them lighter.
    The center of the oscillating weight appearing through the back of the watch is graced with a portrait of Alfred Nobel with a green agate rim revealing the movement. It also bears the name of the 129 laureates who have received the Nobel Peace Prize since its creation, listed clockwise in chronological order with the most recent appearing at 6 o’clock.

  • Artist Biography

    Christophe Claret

    French • 1987 Renaud Papi Claret, 1991 renamed Christophe Claret

    For nearly 30 years Christophe Claret has been associated with high-grade complicated Swiss watch movements and cutting edge innovative designs. He is the artist behind the movements of some of Switzerland's most distinguished manufacturers. Partnering with Ulysse Nardin, Claret created the caliber CLA88 minute repeater for their San Marco jacquemart line. He was instrumental in the production of the caliber CHW97 Tourbillon Glissière, with its oscillating weight slide winding system, for Harry Winston. A member of an exclusive group of independent watch manufacturers, Claret impacts haute horlogerie with its three-dimensional works and innovative designs.

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Ref. MTR.AVE15.905
With the Espoir & Paix model, Christophe Claret pays tribute to Hope in the dial center with a green emerald highlighted by a mirascope; and to Peace with the case-back dedicated to the 129 Nobel Peace Prize laureates.

44mm. Diameter / 18.49 mm. Thickness

CHF50,000 - 60,000 

Sold for CHF60,000

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Geneva Auction 7 November 2015 3pm