Christophe Claret

Company profile: Christophe Claret was born in Lyon, France, in 1962, and studied watchmaking at the Geneva School of Watchmaking. He continued his studies by working with Roger Dubuis, opened a vintage restoration workshop back in Lyon, and began making his own watches. In 1987, at Baselworld, Rolf Schnyder, Swiss industrialist who had just purchased…

Christophe Claret Aventicum

  It’s amazing how you just have to introduce some Ancient Rome, and a watch immediately reminds you of Versace or Bulgari. Motifs such as Roman capital letters (AVENTICVM instead of AVENTICUM) and the meander pattern are so powerful that they give anything a hallmark of classicism. The watch Aventicum was designed to highlight the…

Christophe Claret Allegro

Christophe Claret is a tireless inventor. His watches always have something a little different, or a lot different. They could be considered as couture watches, made in small series, at high prices. Allegro is interesting because it looks like a chronograph, with pushers at 2 o’clock and 4 o’clock, and two subdials, but in fact…

He loves me, he loves me not

Christophe Claret is a watchmaker who makes very, very different watches. He pioneered watches incorporating belt drives, metal balls in cylinders, and a number of gaming watches featuring poker, baccarat, blackjack, roulette and dice. So far, all his watches have been for men. This year, he presented Margot at Baselworld, the first Christophe Claret watch…