CHRISTOPHE CLARET UNVEILS THE LOMA WATCH
Updated: Nov 26, 2019
Christophe Claret signs a partnership with Ukrainian Boxing champion Vasyl Lomachenko
Luxury Swiss watchmaker Christophe Claret unveiled the he Loma watch to a star studded audience in the South of France. For those unfamiliar with recent boxing history, Vasyl Lomachenko (or “Loma” as he is often known) has won one European title, two Olympic golds, and three world titles, fighting in both the light and featherweight divisions.
The watch leaves nothing to chance. Its blue layered dial skillfully plays on depth and transparency, accentuating the visual field, while catching and holding light.
Designed like a boxing ring in which the actors display their remarkable skills, it is swept over by the central seconds hand, the black PVD and sapphire hours and minutes hands coated with yellow and white Super-LumiNova®. With chronograph counters on either side, the constant-force device appears to be at dial level – an impressive structural achievement in itself. These counters, bearing transfers of the two Olympic medals in their respective centers, combine strong character with an original disk-type display.
One fixed sapphire disk carries the numerals, while a second mobile black and yellow disk positioned below features an indicator. Each is rimmed with a graduated step, giving the display a pleasing sense of dimensionality. Everything about this watch evokes the boxing world and its Ukrainian champion: witness the choice of mainly blue and yellow colors recalling the national flag; the yellow-lacquered “Loma” inscription on the blue alligator leather strap; the transfers of the belts on the folding clasp as well as the inscription “Round” engraved on the 2 o’clock pusher and enhanced with yellow Super-LumiNova®.
The Loma watch will be sold in a limited edition of 20 pieces and will be available from September 2019.