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By Neharika Padala | October 29 2014
“He loves me, he loves me not.” What hopeless romantic hasn’t ever picked the petals off a daisy to discover how their sweetheart feels about them? This classic conundrum comes to life on Margot, the first Christophe Claret complication specifically developed for women. Debuting at Baselworld this past spring, the elegant Margot has already conquered the hearts of those in the horological world: The timepiece has been preselected by the jury of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève in the Ladies High Mech category, the award for which will be presented at a red-carpet ceremony on 31 October, 2014.
Christophe Claret is pleased to announce that the first versions of Margot, in diamond-set white or red gold, are now being delivered. Already available in boutiques in the United States and Hong Kong, Margot will soon be gracing all official Christophe Claret retail partners.Clients will be seduced by Margot’s beautiful expression of true love. This original timepiece transforms watchmaking savoir-faire and high precision mechanics into an amorous declaration.
Margot’s automatic winding movement features an enchantingly innovative complication that lets the wearer ‘pick’ the petals off a daisy on the dial. With each press of the pusher at 2 o’clock, a crystalline chime resonates and a petal – sometimes a pair of petals, it is impossible to foresee – subtly disappears under the dial in a smooth action, perfectly depicting the delicate undressing of the
flower. The eagerly-awaited answer (in French) appears in a window at 4 o’clock.
Who would have thought that a game of love could be played out on a high-end mechanical watch? The feminine gold case has a curved profile to marry with even the most slender of wrists. The natural mother of pearl dial exudes romantic femininity, revealing delicately engraved verses penned by Victor Hugo. A pair
of gold-tipped, steel hands glides over the 12 white, satin-lacquered titanium petals that tightly embrace the central citrine pistil. Three pear-shaped diamonds at 3 o’clock, 6 o’clock and 9 o’clock poetically punctuate the scene. The display back reveals the automatic winding rotor – a delicately carved, flower-shaped carousel of colors symbolizing sentiments of love. Margot is the perfect allegory for Christophe Claret’s desire to create a watch that is both charming and complex, the ultimate embodiment of women. Margot blossoms in four limited editions of 20 pieces each.
(Source: Christophe Claret)