Emile Chouriet Soleos Lady 30 mm

Emile Chouriet’s clients are predominantly Chinese, as the vast majority of the brand’s retail outlets are in China, and the owner and CEO is Chinese. But Emile Chouriet have a factory in Geneva, and they are dedicating a lot of effort to reinforcing the Swissness of their watches. Soleos Lady 30 mm has Emile Chouriet’s first in-house movement, and the brand now has the capacity to make its own balance springs, the most delicate part of the calibre.

Emile Chouriet Soleos Lady 30 mm reference 19.1155.L.6.6.28.2

Emile Chouriet Soleos Lady 30 mm reference 19.1155.L.6.6.28.2

Two sizes, 30 and 40 mm

Soleos is a nice design, in two sizes, 30 mm for women and a 40 mm version which could be considered as unisex. Its dial is reminiscent of the Rolex Cellini with its marked guilloché-type fluting, and it has a fluted bezel and a graceful crown which also recall the Cellini. The case is 30 mm in diameter and 10 mm thick, 3 atm water resistance, on a leather strap or stainless steel bracelet.

Emile Chouriet Soleos Lady 30 mm reference 19.1155.L.6.6.28.6

Emile Chouriet Soleos Lady 30 mm reference 19.1155.L.6.6.28.6

EC5318 movement

The self-winding EC5318 movement used in the 30mm versions of Soleos is made in-house, and it can be seen through the sapphire caseback. The balance runs at 28,800 vibrations per hour, 4 Hertz, and the calibre provides a 45-hour power reserve. It has 27 jewels, 137 components, including a Chouriet Swiss lever escapement and a Chouriet balance wheel and spring.

Emile Chouriet Soleos Lady 30 mm caseback

Emile Chouriet Soleos prices and references

A number of different references are available, with silver or blue dial, 30 or 40 mm diameter, leather strap or bracelet. Reference 19.1155.L.6.6.28.2 (30 mm, silver dial, leather strap) costs €1,000; reference 19.1155.L.6.6.28.6 (30 mm, silver dial, steel bracelet) also costs €1,000. The 40mm versions have a different movement, EC9316, not in-house, and they all cost €1,080. They are 08.1155.G.6.6.28.2 (silver dial, leather strap); 08.1155.G.6.6.28.6 (silver dial, steel bracelet), 08.1155.G.6.6.98.2 (blue dial, blue leather strap) and 08.1155.G.6.6.98.6 (blue dial, steel bracelet). Further information from the Emile Chouriet website.

Emile Chouriet Soleos 40 mm reference 08.1155.G.6.6.98.2

Emile Chouriet Soleos 40 mm reference 08.1155.G.6.6.98.2

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