Christophe Claret


Created to celebrate the watchmaker’s purchase of the Château de la Roche in the region of Besançon (France) and created in a set of two (one for the seller of the property and the other for Christophe Claret himself).

Tourbillon De La Roche

Christophe Claret is passionately interested in history, and particularly that of the Renaissance period. He appreciates the world of castles, in which he loves to set off to discover the past and its glorious treasures. It was thus that, several years ago, he acquired the Château de La Roche not far from the town of Besançon, France. This dwelling was built in the 13th century by Baron Othon de La Roche, Duc of Athens and a knight of the fourth crusade. Upon making this purchase, Christophe Claret created a rose gold tourbillon watch produced in a set of two, highlighting this complication through exceptional engraving work adorning not only the bridges but also the caseback. 


  • Movement

    Mysterious hand-wound system
    Calibre: CCR97
    Components: 195
    Jewels: 19
    Hand-engraved barrel bridge
    Blue screws
    Tourbillon movement:

    Swiss lever escapement
    Balance oscillation frequency: 3 Hz (21,600 vph)
    Tourbillon rotation frequency: 1 revolution/minute

    Power reserve: approximately 100 hours

  • Functions

    Hour and minute

  • Case

    Rose gold
    Inner bezel ring with diamond-set hour-markers, red rubies-set quarters
    Red rubies crown cabochon
    Blue hands
    Hand-engraved Château de la Roche on back
    Diameter: 41 mm
    Water resistance: 30 m (3 ATM)

  • Strap

    Black crocodile leather
    Folding clasps and rose gold buckle

Unique Piece