There are many ways to reveal love, just as there are many moments that pass by, each one precious and unique on its own. Christophe Claret unveils a romantic and subtly poetic timepiece in Marguerite, embodying the essence of feminine watchmaking in every detail while holding a personalized hidden message. Through this ticking wonder, the transience of time meets a glimmering passion, as it alights on the wrist with an uncommon elegance which all ladies desire.
Marguerite is part of the Margot line, the very first ladies' model from Christophe Claret. The conception of this watch only affirmed the brand's determination to provide a full-fledged feminine collection which offers complications exclusively crafted for women. It is an original enchantment, even from its first debut in 2015. Composed of five different versions, Marguerite is already available in white gold, 5N red gold, each version varying in shades of blue, red and green and were endowed with either a snowflake or champagne setting. In this newest offering, Marguerite comes dressed in diamonds, more than 600 in total number. The romantic mechanism comes with a daring case design, where 380 diamonds of various sizes accentuate the 42.50mm case.
Right inside this fairytale of a timepiece is two graceful butterflies, flitting around a daisy. The petals are set with more than 220 diamonds which overlaps in the same way as it is with a real flower. The butterflies' wings are dipped in orange Super-Luminova to provide a joyful color as the time passes. The darker one, symbolizing the female, nests on the daisy petal that rotates at each hour. The lighter colored one, embodying the male, indicates the minutes. It flutters around the white mother of pearl dial and sits lightly atop a stem connected to the ruby-embellished pistil.
But the visual allegory does not end there. A truly romantic watch, Marguerite opens up the heart to romantic daydreams. In addition to the Arabic numerals is the revealing of the phrase "Il m’aime passionnément" at the press on the 2 o'clock pusher. This message can be altered by request through the brand's website, giving one the freedom to think of loving words in limited number of characters. This optical love letter is done thanks to the changing of the two dials as achieved by the superimposed discs. Atop the fixed mother of pearl disc is a metallized transparent sapphire upper disk with a mosaic of transparent squares. One press, and the dials switch. The release of the pusher makes the hour display appear again.
Combining beauty with brilliance, Marguerite runs with a self-winding manufacture movement packed with a 72-hour power reserve, thanks to its double barrel feature. See the movement sweep through the caseback, where the oscillating weight is formed like a daisy set with eight rubies. The owner can indulge in a game of "He loves me, he loves me not," as the petals slowly move. The ruby closest to the red-covered heart provides the answer—either yes or no—at the center.