Specialized in skeletonized watches, Claude Meylan is an independent watchmaker situated in the Vallée de Joux, in l’Abbaye, to be exact. The brand’s latest women’s watch is an extraordinary version of its Tortue assortment named “Pointe de Sable”. This sleek creation stands apart with is openwork development completely decorated by Philippe Narbel, a watchmaker and expert additionally situated in the Vallée de Joux. Its development and dial are engraved with a portrayal of La Pointe de Sable, a sentimental sandy sea shore on the “Lac de Joux”.
Fashioned out of hardened steel, the 31mm tonneau-formed case has rich and delicate bends. In its heart beats the lavishly decorated skeletonized type 7.75CM17, completely uncovering its mechanics. This programmed development is a broadly adjusted ETA 2671. In particular, the hours, minutes and seconds sign is off-focused and the focal oscillating weight has been replaced by a carefully engraved miniature rotor situated at 6 o’clock. Beating at 28,800 vibrations each hour, it flaunts a 38-hour power reserve.
The mainplate, spans and other components have been burrowed out, fastidiously engraved and decorated. The development is upset diving you into the core of the instrument and permitting you to respect the miniature rotor and balance wheel on the dial side.
The other side of the development of this Claude Meylan Tortue Lady “La Pointe de Sable” additionally uncovers an excellent execution, with pleasantly molded extensions that are done in an exquisite manner. The extensions are straight grained with hand-cleaned slopes and manual etchings. Altogether, the execution is extremely charming and delicate.
The Claude Meylan Tortue Lady “La Pointe de Sable” is introduced on a white silk tie with a steel pin clasp. Cost is set at CHF 15,500. For more data, if it’s not too much trouble, visit www.claudemeylan.ch .