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.