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.

 

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Maestoso, en or rose 5N et titane grade 5. © Christophe Claret

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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.