A watch called Kantharos

Christophe Claret presents one of the most anticipated watches to be unveiled at the Baselworld: The Kantharos

 
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CHRISTOPHE CLARET - KANTHAROS

The Kantharos watch is a monopusher chronograph striking on cathedral gong, constant force mechanism and fully integrated automatic movement. This is one of the most anticipated watches to be unveiled at the Baselworld:

The KANTHAROS

Kantharos Collection

KANTHAROS

A name with echoes of the past, with Greek origins, an performer in the equestrian world and son of the famous Coeur de Lion, and also a term used in ancient Greek pottery, more precisely a drink recipient. This watch is a thoroughbred ready to conquer the modern world with its arrival on the scene in Baselworld.

Kantharos Collection

INSPIRED BY THE MOVIE TRON LEGACY

As we had already shown in our video, the watch with red hands and red lines are inspired by the touches of neon that illuminate the vehicles in the movie and the red even extends to the stitching on the strap reminding us that time flows on indefinitely.

AIRPLANE CHRONOGRAPH COUNTERS

The chronograph counters are inspired by aviation cockpits

Kantharos Collection

A CHRONOGRAPH WITH SOUND

In this model Christophe Claret has integrated a sonnerie into Kantharos: the starting and stopping of the chronograph with sounds, precisely when the chronograph is to be used. the sound of the chronograph is heard before the time is read off on the wrist, is precisely the same type of musical system used in the minute repeater but Christophe Claret calls this function a "mechanical chime".

Kantharos Collection

THREE NEW TECHNICAL FEATURES

CLUTCH SYSTEM
Clutch disks enable the shaft driven by the seconds wheel to transmit rotation to the chronograph by friction when the calipers are released

OPERATION OF THE CHRONOGRAPH ELAPSED-TIME COUNTERS
Elapsed time shown on a disk instead of by a hand and the hours counter works in the same way as the minutes counter

CONSTANT-FORCE ESCAPEMENT
This clever mechanism is a key component that considerably reduces timing variations. The energy delivered to the escapement remains constant from beginning to end of the power reserve. The perpetually moving mechanism exercises a hypnotic visual effect.

Kantharos Collection

THERE ARE FIVE MODELS OF KANTHAROS COLLECTION:

1 - TITANIUM VERSION WITH RHODIUM-PLATED DIAL
2 - BLACK TITANIUM VERSION WITH ANTHRACITE DIAL
3 - PINK GOLD & ANTHARCITE TITANIUM VERSION WITH ANTHRACITE DIAL
4 - PINK GOLD & ANTHARCITE TITANIUM VERSION WITH PINK GOLD DIAL
5 - WITHE GOLD & ANTHARCITE TITANIUM VERSION WITH ANTHRACITE DIAL

You can see here the video - Video of the Christophe Claret Kantharos

PRICE:
From CHF 96,000.00, excluding tax

TECHNICAL DETAILS - KANTHAROS

REFERENCE:
MTR.MBA13.903

MOVEMENT:
Automatic winding mechanical movement with chiming chronograph and constant force escapement
Calibre MBA13
Escapement Swiss lever-type, constant force
Anthracite rhodium-plated main plate and bridges
White or pink gold gears, depending on the version
Sapphire bridge with gold chatons
With 558 components

VIBRATIONS:
21,600 vph 3 (Hz)

JEWELS:
75 Jewels

POWER RESERVE:
48 hours

SIZE:
31.60 x 10.56 mm (without gong)
37.60 x 10.56 mm (with gong)

FUNCTIONS:
Hours and minutes
Mono-pusher chronograph
Mechanical chime, each time the function is changed (start, stop, reset)
Patented cathedral gong
Constant-force mechanism visible at 6 o'clock on the dial side and underneath the sapphire bridge
Platinum automatic weight

CASE AND DIAL:

SIZE:
Measuring 45,00mm in diameter
Measuring 15,83mm in height

1 - TITANIUM VERSION

Kantharos Collection

REFERENCE:
MTR.MBA13.903

Rhodium-plated dial
Grade 5 titanium
polished and satin-finished
Ruby red and black PVD hands with Super-LumiNova tips
Red chronograph hand
Rhodium-plated dial base with black PVD chronographs applied indexes
Grade 5 titanium and black PVD grade 5 titanium crown

2 - BLACK TITANIUM VERSION

Kantharos Collection

REFERENCE:
MTR.MBA13.904

Anthracite dial
Black PVD grade 5 titanium
Blue spinel and black PVD hands
Blue chronograph hand with Super-LumiNova tips
Anthracite rhodium-plated dial base with black PVD chronograph applied indexes
Black PVD grade 5 titanium crown, with blue spinel cabochon

3 - PINK GOLD & ANTHARCITE TITANIUM VERSION

Kantharos Collection

REFERENCE:
MTR.MBA13.901

Anthracite dial
5N red gold and grade 5 anthracite gray PVD titanium
Ruby red and black PVD hands
Red chronograph hand
Anthracite rhodium-plated with 4N pink gold chronograph applied indexes
5N red gold and grade 5 anthracite gray PVD titanium crown

4 - PINK GOLD & ANTHARCITE TITANIUM VERSION

Kantharos Collection

REFERENCE:
MTR.MBA13.905

Pink gold dial
5N red gold and grade 5 anthracite gray PVD titanium
Black ceramic and anthracite gray PVD hands
Black chronograph hand
Pink gold dial base with 4N pink gold chronograph applied indexes
5N red gold and grade 5 anthracite gray PVD titanium crown

5 - WITHE GOLD & ANTHARCITE TITANIUM VERSION

Kantharos Collection

REFERENCE:
MTR.MBA13.902

Anthracite dial
White gold and grade 5 anthracite gray PVD titanium
Ruby red and black PVD hands
Red chronograph hand
Anthracite rhodium-plated dial base with rhodium chronograph appliques
White gold and grade 5 anthracite gray PVD titanium crown

GLASS:
Sapphire crystal with anti-glare coating

WATER RESISTANCE:
3 Bar = 30 meters

STRAP:
Black alligator strap with black, red or blue stitching
DLC-coated stainless steel, with gold or 5N red gold clasp

FOR MORE INFORMATIONS
SITE:

www.christopheclaret.com

 
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