The watchmaker joins forces with StingHD in launching a daring mechanical “memento mori”… the X-TREM-1 StingHD …not for the faint-hearted!
What about the X-TREM-1 StingHD has caught HOT’s attention? Read on…
- The technical strength remains a key asset of this timepiece combining an inclined flying tourbillon with a retrograde hours and minutes display system based on magnetic fields.
- How could someone possibly think about introducing a magnetic field – the arch enemy of horological mechanisms – into the heart of a watch? Well, Christophe Claret has done exactly that. We don’t call it anti-conformist for nothing!
- They have been able to pull of this feat by creating a system where two small steel spheres – hollowed to make them lighter and encased within two sapphire tubes placed to the right and left of the caseband – are controlled by precision magnetic fields generated by two miniature magnets moved by cables. This technology was developed with the School of Business and Engineering Vaud (HEIG-VD) in Yverdon-les-Bains, and a team headed by Professor Besson.
- Ultra-light titanium was used for the three-dimensional curvex mainplate and the bridges. The flying tourbillon is fitted with double ceramic bearings to enhance its shock-resistance. It is inclined at a 30-degree angle in order to make it even more clearly visible to the wearer.
- It is endowed with a black PVD-treated titanium case, a skull on the tourbillon carriage, and a stingray leather or personalized strap.
- Breathing on the sapphire crystal reveals a skull motif!
- This model comes with two straps designed by StingHD: one in black stingray leather, and the other which can be personalized by its owner.
- The presentation box also includes a matching, handcrafted bracelet adorned with a black diamond encrusted skull with ruby eyes. This is an elegant way of reminding the wearer of this watch that time is ticking and that one must remain firmly attached to life.
- It is issued in an 8-piece limited edition.
Radical and anti-conformist…the X-TREM-1 StingHD is definitely not for the faint-hearted!