X-TREM-1 Chocolate / Christophe Claret

The new X-TREM-1 Chocolate could not be any more different from it’s cousin. Instead of the bright blue and orange we have a subdued colour palette of rich chocolate brown PVD titanium and red gold, complemented by a matching matte alligator strap. You might be wondering just how exactly the X-TREM-1 work. The two sapphire tubes on either side of the case each contain a hollow steel sphere that is not physically connected to the movement at all. Instead, the movement contains silk threads holding magnets that move up and down to control the spheres, effectively giving you a retrograde display. These magnets have to be extremely precise so as not to interfere with the functioning of the movement. Here the spheres are coloured to match the red gold of the case as well as the printed indexes — via HODINKEE

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