Through this movie, the whole story of the watchmaking of this unique piece is traced. Nicolas Commergnat, watchmaker, speaks about his expertise of typical Geneva watchmaking. Jean-Pierre Hagmann, case maker, shares his hand-made work of sculptor and opens the doors of his studio. This movie shows also the enameler during the painting of the dial and the designer explaining the history of this model.
A tourbillon is a mechanical device designed to improve the accuracy of mechanical watches by counterbalancing perturbations of the balance isochronism due to gravity. The trick of this mechanism lies in the fact that we can counteract the effects of gravity by turning the balance and the escapement on themselves. This device is very complicated to achieve, which is why it is used in a very few mechanical watches.
Symmetry, round shapes and deployment of two wings in the centre of the watch are all strong details of Emile Chouriet’s brand DNA. An exceptional harmony is created for these unique pieces. This is an interpretation of double wings in a very exceptional way. The two wings are going in two opposite directions, always very elegant.
The typical finishing of Genevan watchmakers “cotes de Genève” pattern gives a rare charisma to this piece. This style of finishing in sunbeam reinforces the elegance and attractiveness of this model. Gold and black bring balance and virility and a unique elegance. The bridge is made of gold, as a single symmetrical double arrow. Montres Chouriet’s DNA reaches a higher level.
Limited edition - small 40 mm diameter Movement - Exclusive Design by Chouriet - Polished finish blocked and handmade decoration - Fine 5 pos. - Manual Winding - exclusive decoration, gold dial with sun beamed Cotes de Genève, color ruthenium - Exclusive Development by Chouriet
The spirit of the 18th century in a unique watch decorated with enamel dial. Born in the workshops of the Manufacture of Emile Chouriet, this minute repeater in rose gold is decorated with enamel handmade dial.
The charisma of this watch was inspired by the DNA of the brand, flared horns and generous reflects its identity. On the other hand, roundness and curves of case are adjusted to enter in resonance with the sounds produced by the hammers and ensure accuracy and amplification of sound.
We were lucky enough to work with Mr Jean-Pierre Hagmann, the last sculptor of minute repetition cases. His know-how is extremely rare. He is one of the last craftsmen to practise with such expertise. He has worked for the most prestigious watchmaking brands in Switzerland and we are honoured that he agreed to work on our limited edition. He hand-sculpted our three cases in 18 carat pink gold.
The dial is made of two layers, a frame of gold surrounding a beautiful handmade painting, like a masterpiece preserved like a treasure. To pay tribute to this partnership, we have commission a talented enamel artist to paint the portrait of François Dagobert Depéry, an eighteenth century Geneva watchmaker and ancestor of the family of the brand's founder, Jean Depéry. François Dagobert Depéry was a contemporary of Emile Chouriet, the Geneva enamel artist.
This highly symbolic painting shows François Dagobert Depéry with an eagle drinking from a chalice. This eagle and chalice symbolise the strength taken from communion. They also illustrate a soul rising high above terrestrial concerns. Encounters between the talents of Geneva have been constantly repeated over the centuries and come together in this unique timepiece.
Limited Edition - Rare Geneva Movement Vintage 30s non-industrial - 46 mm diameter - polished off and handmade decoration - Handmade engraving - Handmade painting on enamelled dial - Adjustment 5 pos. - Blue Spiral - Balance wheel bi-metallic gold screw - Ratchet LeCoultre