Christophe Claret Unveils New Model and Continues to Push Timepiece Innovation

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New Christophe Claret models Soprano, X-TREME, and Rialto all premier in 2012. The Christophe Claret brand continues to push the limits of contemporary watchmaking.

The X-TREM by Christophe Claret has been nominated for awards in innovation at the Grand Prix of Geneve 2012

X-TREM by Christophe Claret

This is definitely an exciting era in watchmaking.

Luxury watchmaker, Christophe Claret showcases the X-TREM 1 and Soprano which are both nominated for the Genève Grand Prix for 2012. With a total of eight models, Christophe Claret is making waves within the industry by pushing innovation to its limits while still creating outstandingly beautiful works of art. "Christophe Claret is becoming the Picasso of Horology by refocusing the goals and challenging the possibilities of watch making,” said Nick Linca, Managing Partner of Provident Jewelry. "While many spectacular watch brands focus on perfecting materials and devices, Claret re-works and reshapes them into original works of art. Even with an emphasis on seemingly impossible mechanics, he does not overlook the aesthetics, marrying uncompromising technology with striking appearances. This is definitely an exciting era in watchmaking."

While the company may not have a century-old tradition like many of its peers, the name Christophe Claret makes the ears of any watch connoisseur perk up. With revolutionary models such as the 21 Blackjack, Adagio, and Dualtow, Claret timepieces aren't just visually striking; their mechanisms are inspiring as well.

The X-TREM 1 has re-invented the watch in many aspects. It’s the first of its kind to utilize magnets to move steel spheres to tell time. Instead of a traditional dial, owners view time on the sides of the longitudinal piece while spheres float in a vacuum. The timepiece also features a unique visible spinning tour billion in the center.

The 21 Blackjack is another feet, allowing one to play the casino game Blackjack on their wrist with intricate mechanisms within the dial. Sometimes referred to as a “pocket casino”, the 21 Blackjack didn't stop there but included a spinning roulette wheel on the reverse side and miniature dice. To add versatility, there are a number of interchangeable dial backgrounds which are sure to enchant the viewer.

Another piece, the Adagio is a wonder in both sight and sound. Outside of its sleek and subtle exterior, this minute repeated also sounds cathedral-style gongs bringing music to your ears on the hour. It’s very much the fore runner of Claret's latest reveal, the Soprano which integrates Westminster chimes.

While the Christophe Claret brand's fame is spreading, it still remains rare and highly desired.

"As one of only three Christophe Claret distributors in the U.S., I can honestly say that we are so proud to be carrying a growing brand that has only continued to stun and amaze so many,” said Geoff Fear, V.P. of Watch Sales for Provident Jewelry. "The X-TREM 1 itself is a feat of creativity and engineering that no one saw coming. I can't wait to see what the Claret brand will innovate next."

A legacy of prestige for the past three generations, Provident Jewelry serves South Florida as one of the leading jewelers with locations in West Palm Beach, Jupiter, Naples, Fort Myers and Boca Raton. Provident Jewelry has an extensive selection of the finest vintage and contemporary jewelry including new and certified pre-owned timepieces. For more information about Provident Jewelry, please visit or call the Jupiter location at (561) 747-4449.

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