Christophe Claret will present X-TREM-1 Blue at the brand’s exhibition at the Four Seasons hotel in Geneva, from the 18th to the 22nd of January, 2015. This timepiece features a white gold and grade 5 titanium case treated with slate blue PVD, plus a matching marine blue alligator-skin strap. Launched in 2012, X-TREM-1 has become one of the most popular watches of the brand.

X-TREM-1 Blue displays hour and minutes by means of two tiny hollowed stainless steel spheres isolated within sapphire tubes on both sides of the caseband. The whole mechanism is revolutionary: the two spheres – which appear to be floating in their respective tubes – are controlled by magnetic fields generated by two magnets moved by ultra-thin surgical silk thread. Thanks to the magnetic fields generated by the magnets, the spheres have no mechanical connection to the movement and float inside the tubes, as if by magic. Crucially, the magnetic fields are precision-focused so that they have no effect whatsoever on the movement – apart from the task assigned to them, which is to display time in an incredibly original way. Time is read against a metalized scale on each tube, hours on the left, minutes on the right.

 

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X-TREM-1, white gold and slate blue PVD titanium. © Christophe Claret

X-TREM-1 Blue is available in a limited edition of eight pieces.