Watchmaker and designer of the Harry Winston Opus 12, Emmanuel Bouchet, has launched his first very own watch, the Complication One.
Launched at SalonQP, the watch is a 44mm hand-wound. The twin barrel, 70-hour movement – designed and made by Emmanuel Bouchet from scratch specifically for this watch – has been structured to include an auxiliary front-mounted secondary escapement, right in the centre of the dial, that governs the various indications. The main escapement, visible from the rear, beats at a leisurely 18,000 vph.
Around the escape wheel are several sapphire discs that house the various indicators – hours at 8 o’clock, seconds at 12 o’clock and at 4 o’clock, minutes and, quite unusually, tens-of-minutes. Beneath the seconds dial at 12 o’clock is a day-night indicator, and the tips of the hours and tens-of-minutes hands are finished with sanded sapphire.
The watch will be made in 18k gold (white, yellow or rose), platinum and – as seen here – titanium ADLC. The dial base is made from either onyx or chalcedony, finished with polished, bloqué and trait tiré finishes. There is also a power reserve indicator on the case back.
Courtesy QP Briefing. With Thanks. Emmanuel Bouchet.