Baselworld 2013: Christophe Claret launches Kantharos
Reinventing the measure of short times, this pure-blood watch, 45 mm in diameter in red or white gold titanium – in the Greek mythology, Kantharos is the son of the famous Coeur de Lion – is a mono-pusher chronograph, water-resistant at 3 atmospheres of watchmaking high technology, withstriking mechanism on cathedral timbre and integrated automatic mechanism with constant force. Inhabited by the self-winding MBA 13 caliber (559 components including a swan-neck spring and a hand-finished platinum oscillating mass), the energy of its 21’600 alternations per hour is being delivered to the escapement in constant form from the beginning to the end of the power reserve of approximately 48 hours, Kantharos can be admired from the inside through its back sapphire glass. Another piece of sapphire, its check-spring in gold setting.
Available in 5 versions from CHF 96’000, two in grade 5 titanium, either satin polish or black PVD (physical vapor deposition) finish, two in pink gold and anthracite titanium, with those the differences are to be found in the dial, and one in gray gold. With every version, its particular hands’ game, its coherent assortment of colors, from the push-piece to the finishing of the alligator wristlet with buckle.