Filed under: Timepieces / Watches
The manually wound movement is an ultra complex tourbillon with mono-pusher chronograph consisting of 582 parts alone, and with 73 jewels. The tourbillon rests in the lower part of the dial, while the planetary gear based 12 hour chronograph resides in the top portion of the case. The planetary gear used for the chronograph is similar to a column wheel. Then there is the "DualTow" portion of the watch used to tell the time. It is really much like a "5 minute clock" in the sense that the time is digitally displayed to the nearest five minutes. The minute and hours are placed on two rubber belts (in many color options) that are pulled by the movement. It is a clever concept for such a watch. The person wearing it probably has no need for the precision of 'to the minute' accuracy - but if they do, they can always use the chronograph. One little touch I like is that the arms used to hold up the time windows that go over the belt are angled in the fashion that the hands in almost every watch ad are placed - which is for and optimal symmetrical look and a sense of uplifting optimism. Available soon, price will depend on the options.
Ariel Adams publishes the watch review site aBlogtoRead.com.
Gallery: Christophe Claret DualTow Watch