DeLacour Birepetition Watch Houses Christophe Claret Movement

Jun 24, 2009
Always progressive and hardly ever predictable are the proper words for describing a new deLacour watch. This innovative product stands out due to its extremely complex movement, created in collaboration with master movement maker Christophe Claret.

The novel Birepetition watch demonstrates two time zones, a double minute repeater - one for each time zone, a big date complication, as well as an extraordinary style of a moon phase indicator.

As far as the moon phase indicator is concerned, a shooting star is what deLacour implanted this celestial complication with. The complication ensures falling of a small golden shooting star through the moon phase display at various intervals.

It is unlikely to be put in practical use; having an aesthetic value, however, it contributes to the beauty of the haute horology world.

Each time zone is located on an adjoining retrograde hour dial, with a common minute hand that moves around the entire watch face. This is a plain and efficient solution, graceful and seemingly exclusive.

The large rose gold case accommodates Christophe Clarets complex hand-wound movement with a hex design on exposed areas that can be seen through the skeletonized dial.

Non-skeletonized dials are gradually forced out of the high quality watch novelties world.

The minute repeater is driven via the lever available on each side of the timepiece case - one for each time zone.

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