• Lot 56

    EMMANUEL BOUCHET. A UNIQUE TITANIUM JUMPING HOUR WRISTWATCH WITH LAPIS LAZULI DIAL, DAY AND NIGHT INDICATION

    SIGNED EMMANUEL BOUCHET, PIECE UNIQUE, COMPLICATION ONE MODEL, NO. 88, MANUFACTURED IN 2016

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    EMMANUEL BOUCHET. A UNIQUE TITANIUM JUMPING HOUR WRISTWATCH WITH LAPIS LAZULI DIAL, DAY AND NIGHT INDICATION
    SIGNED EMMANUEL BOUCHET, PIECE UNIQUE, COMPLICATION ONE MODEL, NO. 88, MANUFACTURED IN 2016
    MOVEMENT: Mechanical, Caliber EB-1963
    DIAL: Lapis lazuli, open dial revealing the escapement wheel and anchor, three dimensional time display, jumping hours, jumping minutes and 10s of minutes, subsidiary seconds, indication for day and night
    CASE: Titanium, glazed display snap on back, domed sapphire crystal, 44 mm diam.
    STRAP/BUCKLE: Blue Emmanuel Bouchet alligator strap, titanium Emmanuel Bouchet buckle
    ACCOMPANIED BY: A blank Emmanuel Bouchet warranty, additional leather Emmanuel Bouchet strap, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.


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    Following years of development, the Emmanuel Bouchet Complication One was born. First complication of its kind, the timepiece is powered by the caliber EB-1963, a mechanical, hand-wound movement composed of 485 parts developed exclusively for the timepiece and entirely manufactured in Switzerland. Nestled in an elegant and contemporary 44 mm case, the very essence of the mechanism is given a prominent place on the dial ensemble. Positioned at the center stage, the double escape wheel with inward teeth and the anchor, with their revisited design, offers a striking indication of the time flow.

    The escapement in Complication One is not only used as a regulatory organ, this escapement is a world first in mechanism and function. It in fact snaps forward every fifteen seconds and poetically “slows down time”, enabling the wearer to observe the power delivery throughout the movement.

    Developed for Christie’s, the present Complication One Piece Unique showcases an exclusive polished titanium case, allied with a distinguished blue Lapis Lazuli dial.
    Lapis Lazuli, a symbol for honesty and harmony, has been specifically hand selected by Emmanuel Bouchet for its magnificent blue coloration. A stone also famous in history for encouraging wisdom, it here holds the key value in Emmanuel Bouchet’s honest ambition for a new era in haute horology.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    Born into watchmaking, Emmanuel Bouchet is considered part of the elite watchmakers of his generation. Quickly recognized for his ingenuity and mastery of horological complications, Emmanuel Bouchet produced timepieces for the world’s most prestigious brands and was celebrated for creating the pioneering Harry Winston Opus 12.

    Epitomizing the Emmanuel Bouchet brand, the Complication One showcases the exclusive vision of the manufacture, Ingenuously reshaping mechanical horology with a flawless balance of luxurious materials, traditional watchmaking techniques and modern architecture.