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Christophe Claret’s Layla Masterpiece Is A Love Statement

By Victor Baker


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Christophe Claret has revealed a new variation of its first ladies’ watch, the beautiful Margot. Featuring oriental colors, and part of a 20-piece limited series, the Christophe Claret Layla seems to be designed for the hopeless romantic.

The Swiss watchmaker yet another elegant and romantic ladies’ timepiece, that benefits from an ingenious mechanism. A simple press of the pusher at 2 o’clock brings this classy watch to life, and each extra press puts into motion the movement of a petal, thus depicting the delicate plucking of the flower.

The end result is a random answer, in calligraphic letters, at 8 o’clock: Un peu (a little) – beaucoup (a lot) – passionnément (passionately) – à la folie (madly) – pas du tout (not at all). The right-to-left direction of Arabic script put the talented people in somewhat of a difficulty, but it all worked out beautifully in the end.

Each press of the pusher comes with a crystalline chime, which adds to the excitement and enthusiasm of the waiting game. One of Manufacture Claret’s signature complications, this mechanism blends technical mastery with sublime aesthetics. Please note the prong-set ruby, which should definitely make the ladies feel a bit more spoiled.

With its iridescent reflections, the natural pink mother-of-pearl dial is all about femininity, complemented by the gold case and the upper lugs and emeralds, while baguette-cut diamonds create a scintillating play of light around the bezel.

The display back reveals the self-winding rotor, showing off a flower-shaped carousel of colors that make us all think about love. You should probably remember that Layla was one of Eric Clapton’s songs, so this timepiece’s name wasn’t picked at random.


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