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When stealth does not go unnoticed

The DualTow is a gem of horological complexity and a distillate of the innovation, expertise and excellence inherent to the Manufacture Christophe Claret. Launched in 2009 to mark the company’s 20th anniversary, it has made a profound and lasting impact thanks to its combination of powerful aesthetics and technical inventiveness. At Baselworld 2010, the DualTow returns in an even more spellbinding version. Its subtly sophisticated face provides a discreet backdrop that highlights its exceptional mechanism. Presented in an all-black version and in black with white accents, its stealth-style shape, angular lugs and tinted sapphire bridges are reflected in its intriguing name: NightEagle.

CHRISTOPHE CLARET - DualTow NightEagleRepresenting a stunning alliance between the best of the watchmaking art and a boldly futuristic projection, the DualTow features a variety of references. First of all, to the ultra-secret world of stealth aircraft such as the American F-117 Night Hawk, reflected in the taut lines, sharp angles, tone-on-tone colours and transparency effects. These are indeed exactly the kind of avant-garde and confidential characteristics that inspired Lamborghini in creating its Reventon, the most powerful Lamborghini ever, an earth-bound alter ego of the F-22 Raptor. The design of its wheel rims with its emblematic angled spokes is echoed in the hammers of the NightEagle’s chronograph mechanism.

There are also nods to the world of heavy and powerful machinery, such as diggers and lunar modules with their caterpillar tracks: these vehicles convey an impression of raw power that is evoked in the belt-type display. And finally, it symbolically alludes to the royal eagle by borrowing some of the noble bird’s chief attributes, such as a black and white coat and a piercing gaze.

The DualTow collection will eventually comprise 68 unique models.

Movement Hand-wound, CC20A calibre, single-pusher planetary-gear chronograph with a striking mechanism and tourbillon, 574 components, 65 jewels and 8 ball bearings, double parallel barrels, 3 Hz, 21,600 vib/h, tourbillon rotates once a minute, approximately 60-hour power reserve
Functions Heure, minute, 3 jeux : jeu de Blackjack avec sonnerie, jeu de roulette et jeu de dés
Case Black PVD titanium, rectangular and convex, 42.75 x 48.2 x 15.85 mm
Special ergonomic glasses
Mobile horns
Flange with ceramic chronograph hourmarkers
Dynamometric crown
Dial Comprises 3 tinted sapphire crystals, with the first serving as a bridge for the chronograph counters
Hour and minute displays on rubber belts
Small seconds on tourbillon at 6 o’clock
12-hour, 60-minute and 60-second counters
Bracelet/Strap Crocodile, galuchat or rubber-feel leather with three-blade adjustable folding clasp
Price 540,000 CHF