Emmanuel Bouchet inaugurates his eponymous brand with the Complication One. This timepiece pays tribute to time-honored watch-making tradition and know-how. With its new type of transmission system and way of reading time, this masterpiece breaks the traditional codes of watchmaking to reveal the movement’s intricacies and to provide a spectacular visual effect. Nestled in an elegant and contemporary 44mm 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, offer a striking indication of the time flow.
The dynamic, multi-level dial is comprised of sapphire discs that seem to float in space over a white or black onyx dial base. Hours are displayed at 8 o’clock while minutes and ten-minutes are indicated in an original yet intuitive way at 4 o’clock by two jumping hands, the ten-minutes hand being also a retrograde hand. The tips of the hour and ten-minutes hands are finished with sanded sapphire to accentuate the legibility and add a refined and elegant touch to the design.
The watch is powered by the caliber EB-1963, a mechanical, hand-wound movement composed of 283 parts developed exclusively for this timepiece and entirely made in Switzerland.
Complication One magnifies both the indication and our perception of time. The frequency of 18,000 alt. per hour is deliberately low to pay homage to traditional watchmaking and to highlight the mesmerizing behavior of the escapement. This allows the wearer to contemplate the movement and to understand how time works mechanically in a captivating and unique way. The double barrels guarantee a 72 hour power-reserve which is indicated on the back of the time-piece.
Complication One is offered in 18K gold, in Platinum or in Titanium with black ADLC (amorphous diamond-like carbon) treatment.