Movement : mechanical hand-wound openworked Calibre TRD9, 1-minute tourbillon, Charles X style stepped bridges Case : white gold and anthracite grey PVD-coated titanium Diameter : 45 mm Functions : hours, minutes, hour, minute and quarter repeater on demand, Westminster chime Dial : grey sapphire, blue sapphire hands Caseback : sapphire crystal Strap : black alligator leather, blue stitching Limited edition : 8
The latest spectacular creation from Christophe Claret, the Soprano watch combines a hand-wound tourbillon movement a classic from the Manufacture, with an entirely revisited minute repeater. Equipped with four cathedral gongs and four hammers, it plays the four notes of the Westminster chime with a remarkably clear, pure tone. “In order to create notes as close as possible to our sound world, we decided to call upon the talents of a piano maker from Neuchatel. We worked with him on a dedicated software programme serving to determine the exact frequency (to the nearest 5 Hertz) of each gong when it came time for tuning”, said Christophe Claret. Housed in a 45 mm-diameter gold and titanium case, two metals that enable ideal resonance, the openworked calibre features a sophisticated architecture distinguished by Charles X-style stepped bridges. On the back, a ring engraved like a musical stave accentuates the lyrical nature of the complication. The Soprano is available in two 8-piece limited series in pink gold or white gold.