Until recently, Christophe Claret has been creating unique and innovative movements for several watch brands. In fact, he has created 68 unique movements throughout the years. In 2009, he ventured out on his own and produced a watch under his own name. The Christophe Claret Adagio is his most recent venture and second model that has put his brand among the prestigious Swiss watchmaking brands. This limited timepiece displays his creative style and high-end design that has made him popular with his clients over the years.
The Adagio shows numerous complications, including minute repeater that is as complicated as it is unique to this brand. This beautiful timepiece is powered by Christophe Claret made Calibre SLB88 manually wound movement that can be seen through the case back, which is clear. The Calibre SLB88 movement measures 34 millimeters in diameter and is made of 455 parts. This interesting watch has a big case, which measures 44 millimeters in diameter, and comes in three different colors that include 18k rose gold, 18k white gold, and platinum. The price varies with the case type. Inside the case, the watch features central hour and minute hands, small seconds’ window at the 9 o’clock position, date window at 6 o’clock position, and a subdial with dual time-zone display with day and night indication at 2 o’clock position. The case is water-resistant up to 30 meters. The watch has two pushers at the 2 o’clock and 4 o’clock positions to adjust the date and dual time-zone displays. There is also a slide-piece that controls the striking mechanism at the 9 o’clock position.
There are three different versions of the dial that comes with the Adagio. The first one is white gold dial that has blue hour and minute hands. The second dial has gemstones black onyx, ruby, jade, opal, or lapis lazuli. The third dial has a 3D effect with its rhodiumed anthracite gold base punctuated by stamped dials. These varying dials come at a limited 8 pieces each. The timepieces all come with an alligator leather strap.
Having worked behind the scenes for many years, Christophe Claret is now firmly in the limelight with his own brand and this second model. Like his previous works, this timepiece boasts a complicated movement with quality features. This limited edition Christophe Claret timepiece comes at a price ranging from 268,000 – 318,000 Swiss Francs depending on the type of case and model of the watch.