Christophe Claret – X-TREM-1 Chocolate
First introduced by Christophe Claret in 2012, the X-TREM-1 is a watch that well addresses the challenge of finding better approaches for telling the time taken by the haute horlogerie manufacture situated in Le Locle.
It is now accessible a new version of this innovative watch, the X-TREM-1 Chocolate, including a red gold and grade 5 titanium case treated with chocolate-color PVD, in addition to an alligator-skin tie of a similar brown hue.
The X-TREM-1 — the names represents eXperimental Time Research Engineering Mechanism — displays hour and minutes by methods for two 4mm-diameter hollowed steel circles isolated inside sapphire cylinders on both sides of the case band. The two circles give off an impression of being floating in their individual cylinders but they are really controlled by attractive fields created by two magnets moved by super slight careful cables, made from many Dyneema nanofibres all contained inside a super high-strength polyethylene gel, fit of withstanding tensile forces of as much as a kilo.
The beautiful flying tourbillon is fitted with double ceramic heading to upgrade its shock-opposition. It is slanted at a 30-degree point in order to make it even more unmistakably obvious to the wearer.
The tourbillon movement and the time indication gear prepares each have their own free barrel to optimize power distribution and duration. The two barrels are obvious on the back case. The dimensions of the rectangular case are: 40.80 x 56.80 x 15 mm
Given in limited editions of 8 pieces for every version, the Christophe Claret X-TREM-1 is also accessible with cases in white gold/titanium, red gold/titanium, and platinum/titanium with a beginning cost of around Swiss Francs 265,000. The pictures below show the white gold and red gold versions.