Badollet - La Stellaire

Badollet - La Stellaire

The exceptional pairing of meteorite with extra-terrestrial olivines

Conveying the remembrance of time and imbued with dreams and an aura of mystery, meteorite fragments symbolise the ephemeral nature of time and humankind’s vision of eternity. Badollet has chosen to integrate this highly symbolic material within the Tourbillon Stellaire. The BAD1630 movement that drives this Instrument of Time is distinguished by its baseplate entirely made from meteorite and by the upper bridge of the tourbillon carriage set with extra-terrestrial olivines. This use of extra-terrestrial materials is unprecedented in the design of watch movements.

Badollet - La StellaireThis mechanical hand-wound movement, endowed with a 120-hour power reserve displayed on the caseback, indicates the hours and minutes by means of central hands, as well as a tourbillon that is visible through the openworked dial at 6 o’clock. Revealing the symbolic power of the infinitely small, the carriage of the flying tourbillon carrying the Badollet logo and weighing less than one gram is set in a free-spirited and random manner with various shapes of extra-terrestrial olivines, also extracted from meteorite fragments. The 44 mm-diameter case in 150 palladium-coated white gold of the Tourbillon Stellaire is fitted with a sapphire crystal caseback enabling one to admire the back of the exceptional movement as well as its power reserve. Water-resistant to 30 metres, this stunning model features a glareproofed sapphire crystal protecting an openworked dial with Roman numeral hour circle, revealing the various parts of the movement and its meteorite baseplate.

The caseback also provides a glimpse of the finely openworked and hand-drawn bridges, depicting galactic circles.

Produced in an edition that is limited by its very nature, the Tourbillon Stellaire comes fitted with a genuine crocodile leather strap, complete with a folding clasp in 150 palladium-coated white gold.

Movement Hand-wound, BAD1630 calibre with flying tourbillon, 13¼ lignes, 21,600 vib/h, 120-hour power reserve; meteorite plate and upper bridge of the tourbillon carriage set with olivines.
Functions Hours, minutes, and power-reserve indicator
Case Back, bezel and crown in 150 palladium-coated white gold, 44 mm
Colourless anti-reflective sapphire crystal and extra-hardened back
Power reserve indicated on the back
Water resistant to 30 m (3 bar)
Dial Openworked gold base, opaline-coloured
Rhodium-plated hands
72 baguette-cut diamonds and 12 sapphires (2.67 cts)
Flying tourbillon at 6 o’clock
Bracelet/Strap Entirely hand-stitched black alligator leather with folding clasp in 150 palladium-coated white gold
Price range above 150,000 CHF