Christophe Claret and his team have worked for seven years on developing Maestoso, with the aim of equipping a wristwatch with a traditional high-precision detent escapement – a mechanism generally found only in stabilized clocks.
The escapement is the heart of all mechanical watches. It is a key element of the regulating system, the mechanism controlling timing precision by governing power released from the mainspring. Invented in the mid-18th century, the detent escapement is unrivalled in terms of performance and accuracy. It was originally designed for marine chronometers. However, the system has rarely featured in a wristwatch, primarily due to its sensitivity to shocks. But with Maestoso, Christophe Claret has managed to equip a wristwatch with a traditional high-precision detent escapement.
The manual-winding movement of the watch - that has been awarded three patents - also features dual mainspring barrels, a constant force mechanism, stop seconds, and a micrometric worm screw on the regulator to regulate the timing rate.
Maestoso belongs to Christophe Claret’s Traditional Complication Watches collection and features materials and finishing in keeping with the very best in high-end watchmaking.
Three different versions are available, each one in a limited series of 20 pieces: white gold and anthracite PVD-treated grade 5 titanium case – red ruby and black PVD-treated hands with Super-LumiNova; 5N red gold and anthracite PVD-treated grade 5 titanium case – black ceramic and anthracite PVD-treated hands with Super-LumiNova; and 5N red gold case – black ceramic and anthracite PVD-treated hands with Super-LumiNova.