LAC ‘TORTUE DE JOUX’ by Claude Meylan

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April 2015

Claude Meylan looks to the grand tradition of form watches to once again sculpt time. The fully skeletonised mechanical movement appears to float between two sapphire crystals.

At the heart of the mechanism, the hour and minute wheels guide the hands in their hourly dance. Decorations inspired by the characteristic shutters on the homes of the watchmaker-farmers of yore can be admired here and there, each hinting at the expert hand of the craftsman who brings these delicate finishes to life.
The meticulously sculpted bridges create a harmony of forms and play on subtle contrasts in colour with the plate, further accentuated by the transparency of the whole.

Mechanical hand-wound movement, fully skeletonised 165 CM14 calibre, bridges and plate in two coordinating colours, hand-finishing, 42-hour power reserve. 316L tonneau-shaped steel case, 40 mm wide.

Source: Europa Star March 2015 Magazine Issue