1. Christophe Claret Angelico
The most impressive thing about the Angelico is the presence of the long detent escapement paired with a tourbillon. The escapement was invented in the 18th century to provide super precision in marine chronometers. The only downside was that it was susceptible to lateral shocks.
For this reason alone, the escapement rarely appears in a wristwatch despite its superior chronometry. But Claret resolved the issue by incorporating an anti-pivot cam in the balance spring that works in conjunction with a safety finger.
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The Angelico’s manual-winding movement is also known for its constant force delivered via the Dyneema nanofiber cable fusee transmission mechanism connected to the double mainspring barrel. Note the word “cable”, and not the more common chain with multiple links. Swapping it out for the ultra-thin cable optimises efficiency as there is no friction, and improves the regulation of the power reserve (maximum 72 hours).
These components are placed on the dial side, allowing you to witness their technical marvel. The watch displays two time zones via two jumping hour apertures.
It comes in 5N red gold or titanium, each a limited edition of 10 pieces. The red gold features a triangular minute marker in red gold embellished with a red ruby while the titanium has a white gold marker set with blue sapphire.