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After graduating with honours at the Geneva Watchmaking School, Christophe Claret immediately showed marked interest toward musical timepieces: his first creation was a quarter repeater with automaton. This vocation will mark the entire career of this genius watchmaker. In 1987 he attracted the interest of Ulysse Nardin, who commissioned from him 20 striking movements with automatons. After this experience, he set-up his own workshop in La Chaux-de-Fonds and specialized in movement development. He later moved to his current location, a mansion perched on the hills above Le Locle.
For other watches with movements by Christophe Claret in this sale, please see Lots 2388, 2389 and 2641.
PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN COLLECTOR