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Aventicum

Christophe Claret 2015

Men's

Made as a tribute to the ancient capital of Roman Helvetia and the Avenches Roman Museum, Aventicum boasts a micro-sculpture in gold, a mere 3 mm high, that is a replica of a bust of Emperor Marcus Aurelius. Combined with a system of mirrors known as a mirascope, the observer sees the bust as though projecting from the dial, at the centre of a labyrinth. Hour and minute hands attached to the flange revolve around the outside of Roman numerals. The sapphire back reveals the self-winding movement and its patented sapphire rotor, embellished with five Roman Gaul racing chariots. Aventicum is proposed as two limited editions: 68 in red gold and titanium; 38 in white gold and titanium.

Function

  • Function
    Hours, Minutes

Movement

  • Movement name
    Calibre AVE15
  • Energy supply
    Self-winding
  • N° of components
    186
  • N° of jewels
    28
  • Power reserve
    72 hours
  • Vibrations
    28800
  • Form
    Round
  • Height/thickness
    3.37 mm
  • Diameter
    26.2 mm

Case

  • Form
    Round
  • Material
    White gold, titanium / red gold, titanium
  • Height/thickness
    18.49 mm
  • Diameter
    44 mm
  • Back
    Sapphire
  • Water-resistance
    30 m

Dial

  • Colour
    Black, labyrinth pattern

Strap

  • Material
    Alligator
  • Colour
    Black

Artistic crafts

  • Type of artistic crafts
    See presentation text

Characteristics

  • Limited/numbered edition
    38 / 68