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Since 1989, Christophe Claret has worked surrounded by the Neuchâtel mountains, where the heart of Swiss watchmaking beats strongest; where all the skills that combine to create an exceptional timepiece can be found.

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Christophe Claret boasts a unique, comprehensive expertise and an exclusive collection that pushes back the boundaries of possibility and offers brand new ways to display time. This expertise, which is nourished by a respect for tradition and the freedom to create, is crystallized into four lines of timepieces: The Traditional Complications collection features unique pieces and exceptional models that reinvent time measurement; the Extreme Complications collection is dedicated to creations as audacious as they are unconventional; while the Interactive Gaming Complications collection serves to remind us that time can also be recreational; the Ladies’ Complications collection where Haute Horlogerie comes in a feminine form.

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Graduating from the Geneva School of Watchmaking, Christophe Claret learnt his craft alongside Roger Dubuis, before opening his own vintage restoration workshop in the family home. Although Christophe Claret's destiny appeared to have been ordained, he had to wait until 1987 to achieve the recognition of his peers: Rolf Schnyder, the owner of the brand Ulysse Nardin, was sufficiently impressed by a quarter repeater movement with an automaton designed by Christophe Claret that he ordered twenty minute repeater calibers with San Marco jacquemarts at the Baselworld international watch fair. Capitalizing on this momentum, in 1989 Mr Claret founded the Claret Manufacture in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, the cradle of the world's watchmaking industry.

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Christophe Claret Introduces the Maestro Mamba and Maestro Pantherophis

Who’s afraid of the venomous Mamba? Definitely not Christophe Claret, who has tamed its dangerous beauty, the better to reveal it at the heart of th ...

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Christophe Claret’s Feathered Serpent: Maestro Quetzalcóatl

Christophe Claret has created a masterpiece to honour one of ancient Mexico's main deities: the Quetzalcoatl watch, available as a limited edition ...

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Christophe Claret’s Angelico for SIHH 2019

Tourbillon with long detent escapement and cable-type fusee A vision of absolute precision In 2019, Christophe Claret is celebrating a double anniver ...

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